Building community is a participatory effort.

If you are actively excluding others, then you will rapidly lose relevance.  Being able to handle diverse opinions is critical to building a business, group, or movement that is resilient and able to stay continuously competitive. How do you bring people together?

Your brain on AlphaGo.

The recent Go match between the AI AlphaGo and Lee Sodol was fascinating. Several observers noted that they were impressed by the AI’s play and certainly learned something.  Here’s what I picked up: When making moves from a broad perspective, your actions may not make complete sense to an observer. In fact, you may experiment more than people realize as … Read More

There’ll always be someone faster.

One of the most important lessons I learned from getting started in competitive cycling is that there will always be someone faster than you. The important thing is to keep your ego in check and keep working consistently to get better. Resist the urge to try to keep the pace before you are ready.