Intolerance of ambiguity is a reflection of an authoritarian mindset. Being certain is comfortable. It’s the easy path through the dark woods of life. It’s a defense mechanism against the truth of the unknown. Assuming we know why things are the way the way they are creates a barrier to the truth that is continually… Read More
What’s your event horizon?
In a meeting recently, I queried a program manager(PM) about the plan to get something done in a month. The PM indicated he couldn’t answer as his event horizon was at best a week from now. We both laughed as it was excellent nerdy humor within a company that builds spacecraft systems and components that… Read More
Why do problems abound?
Everyday we are faced with problems. Some are as benign as making sure to use the restroom when we are out and about. Some are full-fledged issues that required our full attention. Then there are the problems that haunt us day after day like the time we spend at work instead of our family, sexual… Read More