Some thoughts on my turning 55

I need to keep it simple for 2012 and, for those within a generation of my age, some thoughts:

  1. Let technology enable you, not disable you.  However, technology cannot (and should not) do it all.
  2. Dogs get trained, people learn.  But, you can’t learn without others so collaboration is critical.  Remember the 70/20/10 balance.
  3. Read the Steve Jobs book (I did).  You’ll gain some perspective (I did).  Work on your legacy.

So, let’s meet at the crossroads of technology and learning and continue the journey.

“That’s been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end, because once you get there, you can move mountains.” — Steve Jobs, in an interview to BusinesWeek in 1998


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