Avoiding Idea Plateaus

I found a great little post titled ‘Scott Belsky on How to Avoid Idea Plateaus‘ hosted over at BrainPickings.org. In the post and video on the Brain Pickings website Scott talks about strategies to keep a person, or a team, from running out of steam when trying to see an idea to fruition. He also gets into why this even happens in the first place.

It’s a great little post and thought it was worth sharing since I got quite a bit out of it. Enjoy.

Bob Iger Interview

Bob Iger is the current CEO of The Walt Disney Company. This guy is someone who caught my attention early on when he started working as CEO for Disney because he gave an interview in TIME magazine, I believe ( I still have the interview clipping) where he talked about his normal work day and how he manage to get things done. Little tips and tricks he shared with the Magazine. Things like how to make sure he had enough time to just get work processed that was sitting on his desk. How to properly thank people and to use history as a key to master the future. I guess you could say he is someone I respect and find inspiration in.

The other day I saw this video posted on hulu. I have no Idea how long the video will be available, but I wanted to share with anyone who is interested.

‘Reading Rainbow’ Reaches Its Final Chapter

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‘Reading Rainbow’ Reaches Its Final Chapter

Reading Rainbow Levar BurtonReading Rainbow comes to the end of its 26-year run on Friday; it has won more than two-dozen Emmys, and is the third longest-running children’s show in PBS history — outlasted only by Sesame Street and Mister Rogers.

A Juneau Morning With Out Power

I set my alarm last night so I would wake up earlier then normal this morning. I had been hearing all day yesterday that we were expected to get five inches of snow during the night, and I wanted to be awake early enough to clear the snow off our vehicles so Hannah and I could get the work on time.

Well I got up and did just that. After a quick shower I strapped on my boots, grabbed my gloves and pulled a hat on over my head. Using a snow brush from my truck I cleared the piled up snow off of both of our vehicals. I then started my car and let it warm up and went back inside. I didn’t start Hannah’s because she hand a couple of hours before she had to be at work.

When I got inside the house I noticed all the lights where out and realized we were experiencing another Juneau power outage. I got a flash light out so Hannah and I could see our way around before calling some of the guys I work with to find out how bad the power outage was.

Twenty minutes later I was at work having left a little earlier then I normally do. My office was darker then normal because the power outage also affected our office. After about two hours all of our clients we service had power restored and I had my core group of guys going around helping bring up servers and implementing repairs where needed.

Photo by: Brian Wallace Alaska Electric Light & Power
Photo by: Brian Wallace Alaska Electric Light & Power

The Juneau Empire website reported the following about the power outage.

Trees fell on three different areas of power lines this morning, causing an area-wide power outage.

One tree fell on a line near the airport, one fell downtown and one fell in the Salmon Creek area, according to Alaska Electric Light & Power Co. spokeswoman Gayle Wood.

As of 10 a.m., power had been restored to the Mendenhall Valley, Wood, said, while crews were trying to remove the large tree that fell on transmission lines near the Salmon Creek area.

Wood said she expected power to be restored to all areas by 10:45 a.m., but power appeared restored in areas near downtown by 10:30 a.m.

AEL&P is Juneau’s privately owned electric utility company that has 15,500 customers.