Habitudes

Bit Market

People need to understand there is no market for drill bits.  Only for holes.  Once a new, more efficient, and cheaper way comes about, drill bits will stop being bought.  No one buys a drill bit just to buy a drill bit.  They buy them to drill holes. My “hole” Read more…

By Brian, ago
Habitudes

Paul Revere Principle

The Paul Revere Principle is about influence.  The night Paul Revere made his historic ride, another man did exactly what he did.  The other man was unsuccessful in stirring his people to action.  You can have two people doing the exact same thing, but only someone with influence will stir Read more…

By Brian, ago
Habitudes

Floods and Rivers

As I work through my next book for the year (#18 unless I finish another one beforehand), I will be journaling my answers to the book “Habitudes: Images that form leadership habits & attitudes”.  This particular book is the 3rd in the series.  You can read the other posts in this Read more…

By Brian, ago
Habitudes

The Mirror Effect

The Mirror Effect. Example is more powerful than words because doing is better than saying.  People say things they neither mean no think are true.  Talk is cheap.  People talk about doing things all the time.  Ideas are crap.  Execution is where it’s at.  Put your money where your mouth Read more…

By Brian, ago
Mailing it in

Uninspired

I’ve been going through a bout of lack of inspiration when I write.  Today is not really any different.  It is a “mail it in” kinda day.  I am not sure why I haven’t been feeling inspired.  Probably because I have put in 12 hour days for the last couple Read more…

By Brian, ago
The Oak House

Invite Only

I have wanted to do a speak-easy style event at The Oak House for a while now.  Nothing big or fancy; just a dozen or so people who come together for a taste testing of the drinks we will be featuring.  One of the obstacles to getting these started is Read more…

By Brian, ago
The Oak House

Imposter

“They are going to find out you tricked them and you aren’t who you say you are.” As I walked into my home at 9:30 last night, this phrase was playing over and over in my head.  It played over and over as I kissed my wife for the first Read more…

By Brian, ago
The Oak House

Coffee Rebel

Can I be honest for a minute about coffee?  It’s a little boring.  The world has figured out every way imaginable to add hot (or cold) water to coffee beans.  Drip, pour over, french press, aeropress, american press, siphon, Turkish, Vietnamese, espresso, percolator, cold brew, cowboy, and moka pot.  Just Read more…

By Brian, ago
The Oak House

Clouds and Dirt

I spent some time yesterday up in Chattanooga.  I love that city.  While I was there, I spent some time thinking about my role at The Oak House once the build out was complete.  Right now my entire world is consumed with “what if” and “how about if we” but Read more…

By Brian, ago