Blake's Blog

Creativity & Genius: Nathan Myhrvold


On May 20, 2010 I caught a neat episode of Charlie Rose on PBS ...

Authentic Motivation


The matter of 'workplace' and 'personal' motivation comes up a...

Trust & Influence


"I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd...

Boomerangs & Balloons


In his bittersweet swan song, The Last Lecture, Carnegie Mellon professor Randy Pausch shared countless...

Valuating Corporate Virtue?


I stumbled across an interesting article in a recent European issue of Fortune that...

Dilbert Levity


This morning I received a rather humorous email alleging, "A magazine recently ran a...

Squaring the Circle


We have to do a lot of this these days, don't we?

Squaring...

The Brevity of Life


A dear friend wrote to me earlier this week describing the tragic and unrelated deaths...

A Happy & Strategic 2010


"If you would persuade, you must appeal to interest rather than intellect."

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Decision Hill


Decisions, decisions, decisions.

We make countless decisions each and every day...every hour...every minute....

I Kant Reach


The philosopher Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) wrote about so many things...transcendental deduction, self-consciousness, transcendental synthesis,...

Original Starbucks


Before dinner tonight, I found myself in the very first Starbucks -- the one that...