Weekly Review 9/15

Quotes of the week:

“Knowledge work requires both autonomy and accountability.” Peter Drucker

“Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do, and that play consists of what a body is not obliged to do.” Mark Twain

“We not only tend to compare things with one another but also tend to focus on comparing things that are easily comparable – and avoid comparing things that cannot be compared easily.” Dan Ariely

Super packed week. Grand Opening party of Zappos on Monday, followed by a min-monsoon that happened right before the happy hour. Did see Jabbawockeez there, which was kind of neat. Oh, also am now a world record holder (sort of, for most people simultaneously cutting a ribbon at a ribbon cutting ceremony).

Zappos

Opening Ceremony

Jabbawockeez

Jabbawockeez

VFA Webinar wasn’t a technological mess. Won trivia without Steve and Christine for the first time. Busy getting Learning Village going, and excited to see what can come out of this. Went to a friend-raiser for City Year, and had a Liftoff Party in the new offices for DTP. And saw the Wizard of Oz at the Smith Center, which I didn’t like too much. Scenery and Dorothy were great, but the CGI stuff was a bit much for my tastes.

The Wizard of Oz

Dinner with Surbhi and Hina at Cafe Zupas in Henderson on Friday after I got to hear Nolan Bushnell (founder of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese), which was kind of neat.

1) Blog consistently.
Kinda sorta. Although I am writing more…

2) Get outdoors.
Did a lot of walking and talking.

3) Continue to make my position evolve.
Same as before. Might be able to check this one off now for the next few months at least.

4) Read more.
Finished the Daily Drucker (and bought my own copy, thought it was great). Working on Unbowed and The Happiness Hypothesis.

5) Stay in touch with people better.
Talked to Amber and Elizabeth, for over an hour each.

6) Finish up my obligations in Chapel Hill.
Now I know why publishing takes so long…

7) Run the half or full marathon in Las Vegas this November.
Regular soccer and frisbee routine now. Need to run consistently too.

8) Get 7 hours of sleep a night.
Was doing great, until this weekend when I woke up at 4:30 each morning and couldn’t get back to sleep.

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