My company, and my thoughts, have gone through, what Andy Grove called, an “inflection point” and I’m in the process of rethinking priorities. This means research, business plan revision, idea-rethink, throwing out what didn’t work, and starting anew. There should be good stories that come out of this.
For now, here’s a list of ideas I’ve been mulling over:
- What’s more gratifying: going through the steps of starting something new, or getting to the results?
This reminds me of an Oscar Wilde quote, “What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and lose his own soul?”
- Karl Marx WAS wrong: you can’t force communism. On the other hand, society may end up naturally transitioning to it anyway.
- How absurd that life’s worth is measured by electrons, with little to no weight, that financially outperform treasures kings used to horde.
- How come the most spiritually rewarding experiences in life require giving away everything we worked so hard to gain?
- My dad was right: nobody’s impossible to reach, at least when it comes to having a genuine conversation with them. President of a company? Piece of cake. President of the United States? Tougher, but now only two degrees away – almost there.
- What we can learn about how to live life and be resilient from two American Pit Bull Terriers that keep me company at work daily.
- Why do some 8 hour days feel like 18 and some 80 hour weeks feel like 8?
- How 12 years of snowboarding has taught me a tough day doing what I love is far superior to a great day doing mediocre anything.
Feel free to pose your own thoughts and ideas below.