Things I Learned in 2016

It’s easier to learn things at your age, Vera, than it is at mine. Everything is new to you. Much less is new to me.

Nonetheless, there are always opportunities to learn new things, regardless of age. In fact, I can’t imagine living without learning. It’s what makes life interesting.

So, as I’m sitting in Starbucks in southern California early this morning, I’m reflecting on what I learned this year. Here are just a few highlights: Continue reading

“If [more] information was the answer, then we’d all be billionaires with perfect abs.”

The title of this post is a quote from one of my favorite people: Derek Sivers. I don’t know Derek personally (although we have shared an email or two), but I do appreciate his perspectives and insights — indeed, his wisdom. And I agree with his statement above.

It’s easy to think more information is the answer, Vera. Indeed, it’s an implicit assumption of our education system. It’s also wrong. Continue reading