Author Archive for: ‘Paul’

  • Learn Something About Everything…

    “Try to learn something about everything, and everything about something.” – Thomas Huxley

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  • 11 Ways To Restate Problems to Get Better Solutions

    When faced with a challenge or problem, one of the best first steps in solving – even before you start thinking up possible solutions – is to examine and restate the problem. As Morgan D. Jones writes in his book, The Thinker’s Toolkit: 14 Powerful …

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  • David Face

    Masterpiece from Abandoned Stone

    The statue of David is one of the most recognizable pieces of art and is considered a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture. It was carved by Michelangelo (Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni), towers at 17-feet (5.17 meters) tall, took just over three years to complete, and …

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  • TWAW Stay Ahead Of Your Problems

    Avoid Problems By Preventing Them

    An excellent way to solve problems is by not letting them happen in the first place, through prevention. Prevention is why we bring our cars in for maintenance, visit our doctor for an annual exam, and have a mid-year check-in with our boss. We want …

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  • Twaw Bulletproof

    Make Your Plans Bulletproof

    This week at work, bulletproof your ideas. If you’ve got a new idea, a plan, a program; find people you trust who can poke holes in it for you. Not someone who is going to agree with you, nor someone who will simply be combative. …

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  • Twaw Arrive With A Solution

    Arrive With A Solution

    While you may feel like a smarty-pants worker to be the first to discover and inform your boss of a problem, don’t alert them without also being able to offer a potential solution. Anyone can point out problems. Finding something broken without a suggested fix …

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  • Ice Cream Museum

    Attention To Detail

    You’re looking at an interior detail from the pop-up (i.e. temporary) Museum of Ice Cream located in the Meatpacking District in New York City. Not only is their lighting made to look like upside-down ice cream cones… But, the walls are decorated with the texture …

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  • 10-Point Presidential Formula For Success

    I didn’t know a lot about President Lyndon Johnson, but I’ve enjoyed learning about him via Wikipedia. While reading the terrific book, The Magic Of Thinking Big, by Dr. Joseph Schwartz. In a section about “Thinking Right Toward People,” Dr. Schwartz featured the 10 Point …

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  • TWAW First Things First

    Do First Things First

    Where to start, huh? No matter what system you use to plan your activities – paper or digital – sometimes it can be difficult to determine what to do first. Especially since *all* of it is important, right? I’ve tried lots of approaches over the …

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  • Meetings Don’t Bore People…

    We blame our meetings for lack of innovation and progress in our companies. It has been declared “brainstorming doesn’t work!” We spend our days sitting, wasting time, energy, and money in boring… tan… artifically-lit conference rooms. Accomplishing? Nothing. But, here’s the thing… Meetings don’t bore …

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