Wednesday, March 20, 2019

JavaScript birthday card

I am pretty maniacal about having my kids learn how to code.

Nadia (11) made a birthday card for me in the form of a JavaScript program.

Yes, I am a proud papa.

Performance based Colleges

I feel like my dream is being realized. Here's a new type of college that is initially free for students.

They pay a percentage of their paycheck.

Thursday, March 07, 2019

How Losing Builds Integrity

I am listening to a great book now called, Integrity: The Courage to Meet the Demands of Reality 

One of the things the author talks about is how important it is to teach your kids how to lose.

After all, we all do it. 

So may as well learn how to get good at it and learn from the lessons.

This idea led me to a new series on Netflix called, appropriately enough, "Losers."

It's about athletes who failed.

In the first episode, there's a phenomenal quote from Miles Davis. It reminds us of the silver lining in losing...

“Man, sometimes it takes you a long time to sound like yourself.”