Decisions

Actually, Jack Webb’s ‘Joe Friday’ character (in the popular 50’s TV series “Dragnet”) typically used the phrase “All we want are the facts, ma’am” (and sometimes “All we know are the facts ma’am”) when questioning women in the course of police investigations. Dragnet was acclaimed for its attention to detail and realistic portrayal of the...
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Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. In the poem “The Road Not Taken” (1916), Robert Frost is confronted with two paths in the woods that appear similar, and he chooses to walk down one (maybe the more challenging),...
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I recently read The Mystic In The Machine (The Tao of computation.) I have always been interested in the concept of polarity or duality and the reality that we cannot experience good without the existence of bad, or pleasure without the experience of pain. Our perception of any present reality is the result of previous...
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In May 2017, Kenyan runner and Olympic medalist Eliud Kipchoge ran the marathon distance in 2:00:25 on the Formula One track in Monza, Italy. And yes, I stayed up and watched a bunch of guys run 15+ laps around a racetrack for—unfortunately—a little over two hours. I’ll come back to this. I enjoy reading about design—aesthetic...
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Nikki forwarded me a link to an article about Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, and three words he recommends we use to make good decisions and do good work: “Disagree and Commit” This phrase was quoted from a letter Jeff sent to his shareholders. I had read another article that included the full text of...
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That is the title of an amusing article I read by Leigh Anderson. I will warn you there is a bad word in the article, but overall I found it funny and thought-provoking. Reading this article coincided with Kimray’s Annual Shareholders Meeting where the subject of “what do we do if something bad happens” almost always...
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In 1985, the US Army selected the Beretta M9 (a version of the 92FS) as its standard issue side arm. On January 19, the Army ended that 30-year relationship when it chose the Sig Sauer Model P320 as its new weapon of choice. If you’re keeping score, that 10-year contract is worth $580 million. The...
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I read this really great essay by Bonnie Priebel Blaylock: https://getpocket.com/a/read/1432577576 Toward the end she says, “If I’m holding with white knuckles to those things I’ve lost, or am afraid of losing, my hands are too full to accept all the other great gifts waiting for me.” I have lost a lot in my life....
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