The Reboot Blog

Reflections on the Art of Being Human at Work.

Personal Records

Personal Records

“A flower doesn’t think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.” – Zen Shin When we’re worried about happenings outside the boundaries of our own organizations,…

The Art of Pruning

The Art of Pruning

“In order to do a good job of those things that we decide to do, we must eliminate all the unimportant opportunities.” – from The Apple Marketing Philosophy (1977) In…

Bigger Than a Bread Box

Bigger Than a Bread Box

“When we are blind to systemic causes of problems, all the solutions we try will likely make matters worse.” – Esther Derby Entrenched systemic issues resist cure-all approaches. Uninformed or…

Shifting for the Better

Shifting for the Better

“We are a nation not only of dreamers, but also of fixers. We have looked at our land and people, and said, time and time again, “This is not good…

This Being an Entrepreneur

This Being an Entrepreneur

Treat every moment as if it is not preparation for something else. — Shunryu Suzuki Contrary to the popular startup mythos, entrepreneurs come in all shapes and sizes (and we’re…

The Practice

The Practice

“In my craft or sullen art Exercised in the still night When only the moon rages And the lovers lie abed With all their griefs in their arms, I labour…

Welcoming In

Welcoming In

“We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be changed by humans.” — Ursula K. Le Guin One evening…

A Brief Case for Love

A Brief Case for Love

“The word “love” is most often defined as a noun, yet the more astute theorists of love acknowledge that we would all love better if we used it as a…