The Taper

I eased off my running, this week, because my marathon is Sunday. The methodology in which I back off my mileage and get ready for my race is called tapering, and it’s boring as hell. You can google it if you want to learn more. I tried a new taper strategy. I spent a week…

Dunbar Number

Have you heard of Dunbar’s number? An anthropologist by the name of Robin Dunbar has a theory that the human brain only allows for so many meaningful and personal connections. He suggests that humans can manage about 150 stable relationships. Some people can do more. Some people can’t manage a number that high. (And “meaningful”…

HR Famous

Seth Godin just wrote an article about the importance of being well known in your industry. The piece is called Famous to the Family, and it shamelessly steals from¬†concepts around market share, minimum viable segment strategies and micro-niche targeting. But because he’s Seth Godin, he gives a hat-tip to himself and says, “I wrote something…

Wedding Festivities

Some of you know that my friend is getting married. I am her matron-of-honor because I am matronly and shit. (I fit the job description pretty well. I look okay in a dress. I can organize important events. I can do a toast.) I’ve been thinking about why marriage is so hard. I just read…