Newsletter Nº79

"It is even better to act quickly and err than to hesitate until the time of action is past." - Carl von Clausewitz I say when in doubt, lead it out almost daily. It's the rhyming version of ship it! Whether it's a decisive moment in...

Newsletter Nº78

Sometimes you’re the hammer & sometimes you’re the fail. We don’t always nail all our projects here at Twotone but incrementally we do learn & step up our game each week. We call each other out and count on our clients to do the same. Turning...

Newsletter Nº77

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving." Albert Einstein got a few things right in his day not the least of which winning the Nobel Prize for Physics. His analogy for cycling and life is a favorite of mine....

Newsletter Nº76

From large-scale strategic discussions to day-to-day office interactions, conflict avoidance can sometimes be the main obstacle blocking your path to progress. Ok, then what?   More below...

Newsletter Nº75

What. A. Week. Last time I mentioned Trump I found I had some supporters subscribed. I was elated. Ok, we lost some subscribers but encountering & engaging pro-Trump people in Holland is nearly impossible. (everyone has seen this right?)   More below...

Newsletter Nº74

Spoiler alert: It’s not about outdoing someone. It’s about outdoing yourself. This talk is a rerun of issue 71’s theme & the Sinek talk featured in issue 70 but worth underscoring. I was reminded of this by two recent revues from Nalden & James Costa.   More below...

Newsletter Nº73

Time management gurus rarely stop to ask whether the task of merely staying afloat in the modern economy – holding down a job, paying the mortgage, being a good-enough parent – really ought to require rendering ourselves inhumanly efficient in the first place.   More below...

Newsletter Nº72

I’ve never been one for New Year resolutions. I have, however, always been one for constantly iterating on approaches to getting more done each day. That’s why David Hieatt’s article below in the Startups section caught my eye.   More below...

Newsletter Nº71

Two kinds of winning According to Seth Godin, Some can only win when others lose. Others seek to win by helping others succeed. One of these approaches scales far better than the other. I love this because it can apply to cycling too! #whenindoubtleaditout   More below...

Newsletter Nº70

On Wednesday nights, I break my #earlytobedearlytoshred routine and take the time to dive into accumulated Pocket bookmarks, a folder of auto-archived newsletters like those from people like: James, Ross, Azeem, Kristel & Celine, Nalden & Joachim.   More below...