It’s not brain surgery

It’s not brain surgery

With rest, I regain my perspective. I had a big lead-up to taking some time off. Then that turned out to be a little more stressful than we had planned. But I got to spend some dedicated time with the people I love the most, where I didn’t have to check emails. Bliss. I beat…

In the quiet

In the quiet

In a society where busy & activity & noise & public is normal, progress is made in the quiet. I’m currently working at two speeds: 1) See an opportunity and act on it. 2) See an opportunity and plan it. Research it. Consult on it. Amass a jumble of thoughts. Discard some. Sharpen the focus.…

Doing vacation right

Doing vacation right

The timing of this tweet made me smile. I had recently returned from 8 nights away in paradise (Khao Lak, Thailand) at an adults only resort with the love of my life. I hadn’t checked Outlook or Microsoft Teams once. I was in a pretty good position to comment on how to be someone in…

My first week at Microsoft

My first week at Microsoft

“How is Microsoft?” “It must be amazing!” “What are you working on?” This is how the conversation goes with anyone who knows of my July 16 start date as a Microsoft employee. If you missed my announcement (because I recorded a video instead of blogging about it), I’ve joined the Cloud Developer Advocates who report through to…