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Imagination play

October 17, 2018

“I set out to make positive thinking a practice.” Deena Kastor

September 13, 2018

“That’s as good as I am in that moment and then I get to challenge it. Then I get to see, alright what else are you made of here?” Deena Kastor

“A slump is a period of adjustment.” Dave Winfield

September 13, 2018

Just downloaded, ‘Life As Sport’, by Dr. Fader on

Grande Armee invasion of Russia

September 11, 2018

Charles Minard’s graph follows Napolean’s Grande Armee thru it’s march to (tan color) and back from (black color) Moscow. Napoleon who understood the ‘friction of war’ started the campaign with approximately 600,000 soldiers. The black line shows the severity of the forced retreat with 20,000 some of his initial 600,000 troops eventually making it back to France.

Which brings me back to thinking about General Lee at Gettysburg, with his Calvary commander Jeb Stewart’s location unknown, all culminating in Pickett’s Charge.

Graph source: Wikipedia

Lions can get trapped.

September 2, 2018

On Grand Strategy

August 23, 2018

“It was in our strategical thinking, in the strategy of peace, that we made our mistakes. It was because our strategy was wrong that our tactics, whatever they were—and they were various—never worked out. And if now we do not develop a grand strategy of peace, we shall be wrong again—and we shall have another war.”

Richard Law, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, March 1942

KCL Grand Strategy @KCL_CGS Apr 12

How to manage with Ben Horowitz

August 20, 2018

Mr. Horowitz’s book, The Hard Thing About Hard Things, is available on Within this book are battlefield lessons on managing an organization during extremely turbulent market conditions.

Two sides of pain.

August 18, 2018

“There’s another side of pain. It’s called effort. It’s called glory. It’s called if you can find a way to push through pain there’s something greater on the other side of it. And if you never tap into it, it’s because the first time you felt it you backed off.”

Minute 6:44

Authentic self.

August 18, 2018

“Embrace it, change it, improve it, make your mark upon it.” Steve Jobs | Silicon Valley Historical Association

August 18, 2018

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