Seen, Heard, Said Archives

Things I’ve seen, heard, or was told by someone. Item in this category usually originate from the Internet.

  1. The Four Horsemen and The United States →

    I’m not sure what to say about this article, other than it’s immediately relevant for everyone. I know the author personally, though will respect the authors anonymity. I believe this will end up being a seminal reading for me as it so expertly addresses and focuses the political feelings and worries I’ve had towards all…

  2. The Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Action

    [ted id=848] Another great video shown at the Emerging Leadership Development Program meeting I was at last week was Simon Sinek’s TEDx talk on How Great Leaders Inspire Action. The take-away point for me was this part1: Every single person, every single organization on the planet knows what they do, 100 percent. Some know how…

  3. Feynman the Explainer →

    I love stories about Feynman — probably because I love his style and try to emulate it — and Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! (Adventures of a Curious Character) remains one of my favorite books of all time. Richard Feynman and The Connection Machine, by W. Daniel Hillis for Physics Today1, is a new story…

  4. Making Friends Post College →

    “As Brian and his wife wandered off toward the No. 2 train afterward, it crossed my mind that he was the kind of guy who might have ended up a groomsman at my wedding if we had met in college. That was four years ago. We’ve seen each other four times since. We are “friends,”…

  5. Ditching the Resume →

    “If résumés are a bunch of claims, badges are a bunch of evidence.” We need this. School is so often knowledge based that it’s incredibly tough to hire engineers who actually can do things. Badges could help solve this.

  6. NSA Mass Surveillance is Criminal →

    Jennifer Stisa Granick (director of civil liberties at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society) and Christopher Jon Sprigman (professor at the University of Virginia School of Law) make a point in their NYTimes Op-Ed, “The Criminal N.S.A.“,  that I have not seen from many others: “It’s time to call the N.S.A.’s mass surveillance programs what they are:…