The Servers are Down


Man, I love Dilbert.

As much as we try to automate the business’ that we run there will still be a need for human intervention. Sometimes this is an important part of the process, like recovering a down server and sometimes (unfortunately) the intervention can be anything but good.

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A Real Vacation

It’s taken about 8 or so days to really get in the swing of things and mentally vacate my own head to a point where I wasn’t completely stressed or anxious about not being on top of things, especially my email.

It sort of sucks to think that it takes me that long to just adjust to a new emotional state to the point where I’m not entirely fretting over the things that I’m missing.

But if I’m honest with myself I know that there will never be a vacation long enough for me to completely vacate; it’s somewhat outside of my own power.

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Long Term Thinking

I’ve heard it preached a thousand times over that short-term thinking is evil and that real visioncasters always think long-term. This is especially prevalent in the startup community where this type of perspective is typically lauded and anyone who’s more “business” is vilified.

The reality is that long-term thinking is incredibly difficult to do explicitly and intentionally and as far as I can tell you’re either born with this talent and natural tendency or you’re not.

And, my friends, I’ll be honest – I was not born with this gift. I struggle with thinking about the long game with the best of them.

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