Yahoo, telecommuting, focused work, and higher ed

There’s been a good amount of chatter over Yahoo’s kibosh on telecommuting. They’ve called everyone back to the office. Work from here, or don’t work.  Some people think it’s great. Others think it’s a move backwards. A few things stand out: Every workplace is different. Programmers who can be evaluated on productivity and lines of code may not … Continue reading Yahoo, telecommuting, focused work, and higher ed

Life lessons from a three-month-old: time to refocus

When our kid was just a few months old, everything was new and overwhelming. He couldn’t handle much stimulation or input for very long. He’d begin to get disorganized – flailing about and fussing. He couldn’t focus and his emotional state quickly went downhill. It doesn’t change much when we get older. Sure, we hide … Continue reading Life lessons from a three-month-old: time to refocus