3 UNIVERSAL TENETS OF MARINE CORPS PROBLEM SOLVING
(And 1 NSFW One)
EMBRACE THE 70% SOLUTION.
If there’s 70% confidence, Marines make those choices…now. “Between a good decision now and a great decision later, you choose the good decision now,” says Capt. Jake Owens.
DON’T LEGISLATE THE “HOW.”
There’s no manual for advisers in Afghanistan. “A large part of our job is just figuring out what our job is,” says Lt. Michael LeBlanc. So they follow “the commander’s intent”: Commanders say what results should look like and leave the rest up to Marines.
FALL IN LOVE WITH FLEXIBILITY.
“Don’t fall in love with the plan,” says Capt. Richard L. Shinn. Marines are taught that “no plan ever survives first contact.”
BE A “GOOD MOTHERFUCKER.”
It’s Marine shorthand for being a good person. Do you place your mission first? Do you take care of your people? Do you go the extra yard? Do you give a damn? “Your reputation is out there,” Treglia says. “I’ll ask a guy I know, ‘Is this guy a good motherfucker?’ If he is, then he’s in the good motherfucker club. And if he’s not, fuck him.”
One of those really fun, magical products. Stupid-simple unlocking of your Mac by knocking on your iPhone. The iPhone doesn’t even need to be unlocked or on, just knock the idle phone and it works. Super cool.
Surprisingly insightful. 20 things that seem do-able.
When I was thirty, I was living my dream. Id already accomplished most of what Id set out to achieve professionally: leading scorer in the NBA, leading rebounder, leading blocker, Most Valuable Player, All-Star. But success can be as blin…
For this generation, I feel like we’re missing out on traditions. We missing out on keeping them, and we’re missing out on making new ones. I’m guilty of forgetting them and not following through with them. And my family hasn’t been very traditional as well, even with Chinese traditions which sometimes borders superstition and folklore.
Truth is that for me it takes discipline that I don’t have to keep up traditions. It takes a genuine thoughtfulness to maintain what the family has started.
Traditions involve people and history. And everytime you practice the tradition, it binds you to a history that is rich and awesome.
As, I’m starting a family of my own (getting married), I’m thinking about what traditions I will happen with my family.
I’m going to start with a rubber stamp collection.
This is pretty cool. I hope to do something like this someday, or at least help out with a technical solution for people, like mapping the data.
In this extended interview, Dr. Jeffrey Brenner, a local physician in Camden, N.J. explains why his unique approach — targeting care at the sickest and most expensive patients — can both lower costs and provide better care. “American health care doesn’t do a good job of taking care of sick people,” he tells FRONTLINE.
“In the year 269 AD, Valentine was sentenced to a three part execution of a beating, stoning, and finally decapitation all because of his stand for Christian marriage. The story goes that the last words he wrote were in a note to Asterius’ daughter. He inspired today’s romantic missives by signing it, “from your Valentine.”
“What Valentine means to me as a priest,” explains Father O’Gara, “is that there comes a time where you have to lay your life upon the line for what you believe. And with the power of the Holy Spirit we can do that — even to the point of death.”—
I think, I maybe done with trying to make money, I want to making something that is of worth and brings value to people. The money will follow, so long as I remember that I’m providing something valuable and taking care of people.
But maybe I’ll need to make money to do the things I love, one of which is to be creative - then to create something that brings incredible value and hope to people.
I say this almost every year: I want to blog more.
Suffusive to say, I’ve failed in this area. I loose focus, life gets busy, work gets busy, nobody wants to read this or I’m not creative, are all the thoughts that go through my head when I’m just trying to get words on screen or find the space to just write. All I want to do share piece of my life and mind.
Perhaps I need to accomplish things in chucks. LIttle bits and pieces of what I need to get done, and so it’s little bits of pieces of what I want to share. So this blog post is one of them. Pictures will be a part of this blog as well, little bits and pieces of pictures in my life.
So here’s to 2013 blogging.
Possible topics I will be blogging about in 2013 - this will be eclectic - life, philosophy, theology, geeky stuff, programming, interesting pictures, girlfriend, wedding planning, hopes, dreams and desires….
“One of the peculiar sins of the twentieth century which we’ve developed to a very high level is the sin of credulity. It has been said that when human beings stop believing in God they believe in nothing. The truth is much worse: they believe in anything.”—Malcolm Muggeridge
I’ve be delving into having Ubuntu Linux box on a screamer machine, in hopes of having an awesome development experience and to be ultra geeky. This new port of Spotify on Ubuntu makes it all that much more sweeter, as now I can listen to music while I code.