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perfect 11

Friday,  11/12/10  09:37 AM

11-11Yesterday was amazing.  I would say it was a perfect "11".

Kart racing with the Aperio leadership team

I began the day buzzed with my great victory in Kart Racing with the Aperio Leadership team on Wednesday afternoon.  I grant you that racing little electric vehicles around an indoor track isn't the most important thing ever, but it was maximum fun.  There were only a few accidents - although I am still loaded with Tylenol - and a great time was had by all.  Especially me :)

And of course it was Veteran's Day, and while it isn't necessarily "happy" for everyone I find it to be spiritual and positive.  I think about my Dad, and my daughter Nicole, and all the friends and colleagues I have who served in the armed forces, and I think about liberty and freedom and quality of life, and it makes me feel warm and fuzzy.

The day got better as I spent much of it in business reviews, and had several chances to watch people I've coached and teams I've helped build doing brilliant work.  I have actually made it to the point where helping others perform gives me as much pleasure as performing myself.  Especially in business, which is definitely a team sport.  How fun.

Best of all, I've watched an overall strategy I've driven unfold, as we've learned and iterated and tried things and watched them work and not work.  It is *so* satisfying to translate learning into action and see the results.

And yes, I was able to celebrate my little anniversary, and yes, it was everything I hoped it would be.  My journey beyond Midway continues...

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About Me

Greatest Hits
Correlation vs. Causality
The Tyranny of Email
Unnatural Selection
On Blame
Try, or Try Not
Books and Wine
Emergent Properties
God and Beauty
Moving Mount Fuji
The Nest
Rock 'n Roll
IQ and Populations
Are You a Bright?
Adding Value
The Joy of Craftsmanship
The Emperor's New Code
Toy Story
The Return of the King
Religion vs IQ
In the Wet
solving bongard problems
visiting Titan
unintelligent design
the nuclear option
estimating in meatspace
second gear
On the Persistence of Bad Design...
Texas chili cookoff
almost famous design and stochastic debugging
may I take your order?
universal healthcare
triple double
New Yorker covers
Death Rider! (da da dum)
how did I get here (Mt.Whitney)?
the Law of Significance
Holiday Inn
Daniel Jacoby's photographs
the first bird
Gödel Escher Bach: Birthday Cantatatata
Father's Day (in pictures)
your cat for my car
Jobsnotes of note
world population map
no joy in Baker
vote smart
exact nonsense
introducing eyesFinder
to space
where are the desktop apps?
still the first bird
electoral fail
progress ratches
2020 explained