The Skill of Being Alone

The Skill of Being Alone

Solitude makes it possible to find connection.

In a 2012 TED Talk, Sherry Turkle shares her insights about why and how technology interferes with our ability to be by ourselves. Writing that sentence just now I find myself thinking, “Of course technology gets in the way of us being alone. It’s all about being connected. Duh.”

Clarity on the Golf Course

Small talk leads to a breakthrough insight


A few days ago I was on the golf course, and one of my playing partners was asking about my work. On the 5th tee, he pushed me to go past the usual bland commentary and asked why he might hire someone like me.

That got me thinking.