How Can I Change My Behavior

Change is a difficult thing for me to do.  My behavior is based on my belief about life, the universe and everything.  Many of beliefs are kept hidden from me by me.  When my current situation is intolerable, then I start to consider changing.   When I decide t

Discouragement And Encouraging Ourselves

Cause of Anti-social Behavior When I exhibit anti-social behavior, I do it because I am feeling discouraged.  I have low self esteem.  However I am completely in control of my own self esteem.  How can you say that, Jim, what about all these terrible things that happ

How We Learn Behaviors

Ever wonder why you do the things you do? We do not learn things by reading them or by being told.  We learn from life's expereinces.  We develop a model about how the world is and remember things that reinforce that belief.  We form most of our world view by the

Harvey Saying # 17 – Be Passionate and Steve Job

Recently I read an old blog by Tom Peters about Job's management style and it really struck a cord about what being passionate meant.   Green is Green. NOT! Harvey had an interesting view on moving forward on an innovative idea.  "Be Passionate." 

The Bagpiper

Could not resist posting this.  Try to read it to someone else with a straight face.  I could not.   "As a bagpiper, I play many gigs. Recently I was asked by a funeral director to play at a graveside service for a homeless man. He had no family or friends

The Cloud Theory of Strategic Planning

In setting strategy, we need to have an overall vision or overall goal.  The diagram is a way of thinking strategy and planning. My idea comes from the theory of Alfred Adler who talked about motivation and said the human organism is motivated to goal.  Without a goal, the

Remembering My Apple Experiences

In 1975, at Gellman-Hayward we got a Apple LISA based a suggetion by Joe Cira.  It was a stand alone computer with an amazing user interface.  We really liked it but the hardware was not very reliable.  I then got MacIntosh in 1977 which I truly loved and was so easy

I Don’t Have Time

When somebody tells you don't have time, what do they mean?  Time is an interesting commodity.  We all have twenty-four hours in every day, not a second more or less.  The real issue is what we do with that time.  So what do people mean, when they say "

Do You Understand Entropy?

I am reading "Information"  and it talks about entropy.  I thought it was just me that did not understand why all these references to entrophy which is something to do with thermodynamics.  Turns out I am not the only one.  The book talks about lots o

Motivational Tool

Just read a blog about a new tool I Done This that I will use and report in a month.   Pink on New Productivity Tool I think we need to give ourselves a pat on the back for what we have done.  The undone task haunt us and we forget what we got done.