MIT professor and author Sherry Turkle gave this TED talk on being connected but alone in 2012. Think off the tech that has burst on the scene since she gave this. Virtual Reality was barely in our vocabulary. Now it soon will be in the hands of millions. Tech that supposedly connects us continues to… Read more about Alone?
Recently I visited two restaurants in San Francisco. One was a famous steak house, and the other was a top ranked Sushi Bar. At the sushi bar, my friends and I ordered a long list of items without any idea of how good they would be. We had come there because my experience said it… Read more about The menu connection
Social media has been revolutionizing how we connect with each other for the past 15 years (my own journey began with connecting with other fly-fishermen online in 1994) The struggle between true connectedness and isolation marches on as well as tech betters the ways we are finding each other and deepening our virtual connectedness. As… Read more about Tech to connect or isolate
Here is a connection assignment. Before your next meeting, date, coffee with a friend or family gathering, do one thing. Take your phone and put it in your glove box. Don’t have a car? Place it in your purse, bag or backpack on silent mode. Then resist taking it out till you leave. My wife… Read more about If you were paying attention
Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest. Mark Twain Why do you think Twain mentioned the reactions of others when writing about doing the right thing? I think it is because our actions have so much to do with our connection to others. Rarely do we act in a… Read more about What will you do?
Every hour of every day we are bombarded with inputs. News, media, updates from friends and strangers, good news bad news. We control two things; our inputs and our reactions. Keeping a check on inputs helps to manage the flood that demands us to ask the first question. What is real? Take for example the… Read more about Inputs re-visited
“What is your passion?” I asked our driver this after he said he had no time for video games (he was driving us to The Game Developers Conference 2016). “Oh I love to fish” was his reply. He next explained how he and his father used to fish all the time on the local pier.… Read more about Straight to the heart
Hokmah is the Hebrew word for wisdom. Not just any wisdom, but that which is practical and used by those who know their craft and how to efficiently apply it. It was often used to describe what a master has gained over all their experience. We learn so much as we daily practice, fail and… Read more about Sharing our hokmah