Developing The Seventh Sense

I’ve been think­ing about net­works late­ly, inspired by recent­ly read­ing Joshua Coop­er Ramo’s The Sev­enth Sense. The dri­ving take­away is that devel­op­ing a sense for under­stand­ing the net­works in any giv­en sit­u­a­tion gives an advan­tage over an under­stand­ing based on old­er frameworks.

Letter to a Soldier

Some­times it’s just as valu­able know­ing what you don’t want to do.” ‑Dr. Amy Kruse, for­mer DARPA pro­gram man­ag­er Look, excel­lence doesn’t trans­fer. It’s a com­mon mis­take to think it does, and one that many SOF vets make.

Pre-Interview Prep

In the vein of con­tin­u­al­ly get­ting bet­ter, I just start­ed send­ing out a “pre-inter­view” request for the Paleo Treats pod­cast.  This one went out to Gavin McClurg, a paraglid­er.  They’ll prob­a­bly change as I go along, but I thought you’d enjoy it.

Monster Runner

There’s been an idea bump­ing around in my head for a while. It’s as old as train­ing and as new as the lat­est hyper-fit craze; I’d like to take a crack at com­bin­ing an ultra endurance event (most like­ly the Leadville 100) with some­thing that is total­ly pow­er & strength ori­ent­ed; max bench­press of bodyweight …

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Take my spirit in better shape then when you gave it…

Let­ter to a friend: ***, There’s noth­ing I have expe­ri­enced that’s any­thing like being on a stormy ocean on a small boat, out of reach of all mankind, reliant total­ly upon self and the fick­le­ness of the sea gods. Not all the nations in the world with all their resources can do any­thing to affect the …

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The Art Intensity Building

The AI (Art Inten­si­ty) build­ing: 1. Paleo cafe serv­ing break­fast, lunch, din­ner, and betweens. 2,000 sq ft 2. Guest artist stu­dio (Spencer, Banksy, etc) 1,000 sq ft 3. Work­ing crafts­man: hand made bikes, welders, black­smith, elec­tri­cian, cus­tom doors, 6,000 sq ft 4. Full met­al, wood, and machin­ery shop sun­light, heavy wood beams, met­al win­dow frames, nooks and spaces, human sized, …

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