“The Things which hurt,” Benjamin Franklin wrote, “instruct.” ― Ryan Holiday, The Obstacle is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Adversity to Advantage
Today I feel I missed an opportunity in not spending time with Bill. I have regret. I also have a smile when I remember Bill.
I remember Bill, as positive, easy to talk to, easy to work with, reasonable. Bill liked to share ideas and would listen to your ideas too. He really, really, loved the food court at the rotary, his go-to place for lunch.
We use to talk about his connection with Evanston and Rogers Park, places I had lived. We spoke about application design and design in general.
It’s a bummer that Bill is no longer around.
“There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.” – Ranulph Fiennes
the first to completely cross Antarctica on foot
I try to reflect how I’m living my life every six months, here are some questions I use to help me. The questions I use come from Tim Elmore @TimElmore and Camille Fournier @skamille, thank you.
After I answer the questions I start planning the next six months, turn every desire into an action that I can follow-up on or add to a calendar. I use Omnifocus, calendar, and a note pad to move things forward and keep myself focused.
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Dick, Philip K., ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I’ve been enjoying the Blade Runner universe, this year I saw Blade Runner 2049 and read the book the movies originate. Good writing in the book, strongly recommend if you enjoy science fiction.
The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups Coyle, Daniel, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ An insightful read for anyone helping teams work better, full of information on how to create a team environment.
Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity Scott, Kim Malone, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Read to level up in the manager role.
Turn the Ship Around!: A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders Marquet, David, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The favorite phrase “Leader-leader,” a recommendation from Steve Pasek that has provided value every day in how I support software development teams.
Free: The Future of a Radical Price Anderson, Chris, ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Nothing is free.
The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth, #1) Jemisin, N.K., ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Next fascinating world after the games of Thrones world.
Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters Meeker, Meg, ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Solid guidance, disregard the religious content if that’s not your thing.
The Girl on the Train Hawkins, Paula, ⭐⭐⭐
Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1) Herbert, Frank, ⭐⭐⭐
Caliban’s War (The Expanse, #2) Corey, James S.A., ⭐⭐⭐
Blood Rites (The Dresden Files, #6) Butcher, Jim, ⭐⭐⭐
Lead Yourself First: Inspiring Leadership Through Solitude Kethledge, Raymond M., ⭐⭐⭐
Altered Carbon (Takeshi Kovacs, #1) Morgan, Richard K., ⭐⭐⭐
Stay Hungry Maniscalco, Sebastian, ⭐⭐⭐
Woken Furies (Takeshi Kovacs, #3) Morgan, Richard K., ⭐⭐⭐
Legend: * 5 ⭐, it changed how I view the world or gave me immense pleasure, strongly recommend * 4 ⭐, good read, recommend * 3 ⭐, okay read * 2 ⭐, not such a great book * 1 ⭐, for some unknown reason I finished this book, and I feel like I wasted my time
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