iA Writer has no focus, or vision, for what they want to be. There’s a little bit of the hyper popular wiki-style linked notes apps (Craft, Notion, Mem, Obsidian, and all those who came before). There’s a little bit of the historical writing interface that iA Writer made obscenely popular. And then there’s this sense … Continue reading Just say no!
I was saddened by the passing of young and exciting new designer Virgil Abloh. He was so young and fresh in his thinking about pop culture and how it intersected with fashion. I had met him a while ago at the launch of the Apple Watch, and we talked about sneakers and pop culture. It … Continue reading Tourists vs Purists
Lessons of Derek Jeter’s hall of fame career
“The only place he’s going is to Cooperstown,” New York Yankees scout Dick Groch told his high-ups and convinced them to draft Derek Jeter with the sixth overall pick in the 1992 MLB Draft. Now, that’s a call. It took a series of steps (or missteps) by the Houston Astros and the Cincinnati Reds for … Continue reading Lessons of Derek Jeter’s hall of fame career
Failure is part of learning
I couldn’t sleep. Dreaming some dreams that were neither good nor memorable, I kept tossing and turning. At 4 am, I gave up and got up to make myself a cup of tea and read a bit. I got through about 30 pages of Working by Robert Caro before deciding to go out. I wanted … Continue reading Failure is part of learning
Philosophy of Change
Pip Coburn, a good friend of mine offers some great advise: “the power is in doing one thing right, tweaking our application of that one method but not switching from philosophy to philosophy. We just don’t think we will be any good at that.” Imagine that in context of successful companies say Apple, Porsche, Gucci … Continue reading Philosophy of Change