I had a lot of fun recording this one on the VLOG:
My oldest has been spending more time with me this past week than she has in a while, quite literally coming with me around the city (see yesterday’s vlog) and also traveling all the way south to San Jose (today’s vlog… uploading later).
In short, it’s been fun and frustrating all at the same time; if you’re a parent then you can understand this dynamic better than most.
… you think?
Hsieh doesn’t believe in vulnerability for himself (“vulnerability implies you’re insecure about something,” he explained to Quartz) and has reorganized his company under a system, Holacracy, that has been criticized for putting a disproportionate focus on process.
That’s where the problem starts and that’s where the solution will inevitably begin. Leadership can drive a business to thrive or it can be the first to pick up the shovel and dig a grave.
Wow, what a year.
Honestly, I wasn’t very interested in doing my Year in Review (as I’ve done in the past for ‘15, ‘14, ‘13, and ‘12), but I eventually overcame my general inertia about it and sat down to give it some thought.
Honestly… where to start (and what to include)?
I’ve run a couple giveaways in the past, but nothing like what I’m launching today, especially since it’s the first one related to my vlog!
You might find that this resonates a bit:
Like many bloggers I’m fascinated by traffic patterns and understanding user / reading behavior. If I were to be even more strategic I would actually do something with a lot of this data but I actually don’t care much about it at this point in time.
In fact, I don’t care at all, to be honest. If a particular blog post gets a lot of views then I’m happy and if it gets barely anything then I’m equally happy. Why? Because I write first and foremost for myself.
This has been passed around quite a bit and landed in my inbox a handful of times yesterday. I finally sat down and watched it end-to-end before I went to bed last night.
If you’ve got 15 minutes to spare, give it a view:
I’ve been using the new Twenty Seventeen theme via WordPress’ most recent major update (“Vaughan“) and I’m really, really liking the experience. For context, I’ve been using it for about two weeks, here on my personal blog and even my startup’s blog as well so I’ve been able to test-drive it for different reasons and audiences plenty.
Starting a few years back I began using the “default” yearly theme for this blog to not only give a virtual hat-tip to the design and engineering team but also, and most importantly, for one very simple (and I believe rational) reason: