While I was away, Scott Adams (Dilbert) justified this blog and indeed my entire professional approach

If you aren’t the best at any one thing, learn about as many things as you can. I’m a poor artist. Through brute force I brought myself up to mediocre. I’ve never taken a writing class, but I can write okay. If I have a party at my house, I’m not the funniest person in the … More While I was away, Scott Adams (Dilbert) justified this blog and indeed my entire professional approach

Artisans

A certain massive donut retailer has been advertising “artisan” bagels. As Inego Montoya would say, I do not think that word means what they think it means. Here is the work of a potter,  my friend Doug Law. We have a couple of Doug’s pieces in our house, and they’re just wonderful. And I’ve had … More Artisans

People who are better than you at the stuff you’re good at

Speaking of writing, I just read a very short book called The Elements of Content Strategy by Erin Kissane, whom I met at a conference in Minneapolis this month. I read it with a growing sense of happy jealousy. Great writing is, well, great. It’s fun to watch someone take a difficult task and make … More People who are better than you at the stuff you’re good at