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Gettysburg at 150

Sixty miles to the west of where I sit now and exactly 150 years in the past 80,000 men of the Union Army of the Potomac marched north through Frederick towards Pennsylvania under the command of General George Meade. The army was rushing through central Maryland on reports that the Confederates under Robert E. Lee … Continue reading

Focus

“That’s been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity. ― Steve Jobs Kurt Vonnegut’s classic short story “Harrison Bergeron” describes a future where equality of all individuals is enforced by the government. The above average in intelligence wear devices in their ears which blare a loud noise every minute or so to prevent focused … Continue reading

Speed

“If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough.”   ― Mario Andretti Speed is the second concept I’m emphasizing this year. Mr. Andretti, no stranger to excess velocity, expresses it well. Market windows close, partners lose interest, competitors catchup, employees lose faith and customers get impatient when progress takes too long. This is … Continue reading

Opportunity

“To every man there comes … that special moment when he is figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a special thing unique to him and fitted to his talent. What a tragedy if that moment finds him unprepared or unqualified for the work which would be his finest hour.” -Winston … Continue reading

The Short Brilliant Life of Evariste Galois

In May of 1831 in a Paris restaurant, a young revolutionary stood among a group of like-minded men and gave a mocking toast to the then French King Louis Philippe. For his brash act the 19 year old was arrested and jailed marking the beginning of a year-long devolution to his tragic death. The scene … Continue reading

The Florentine Camerata

The Florentine Camerata were a group of artists and intellectuals of the late 16th century who gathered together to discuss and shape the latest developments in art, music and science. This blog is in the same spirit a commentary on contemporary developments in technology and science as well as my thoughts and experiences as both … Continue reading