My focus is using technology to overcome human limits. As a father of a family with disabilities, this has become my mission and personal journey.

Russ Ewell
Silicon Valley, CA

Focus Tag

Make Hard Work Count With “Smart Work”

  “What is important is seldom urgent, and what is urgent is seldom important.” – Dwight Eisenhower Christina Wodtke uses this Eisenhower quote in her book Radical Focus.  This quote sums up my personal failure to work smart, and I tie it directly to my emotionalism. Emotion is one of, if not the most powerful force at work in our daily lives.  Whether we are giving our emotions free rein or suppressing them, they are a powerful...

Focus On The Future Not The Past

This is simple.  No matter how hard we might want to focus on the future, there is always someone or something insisting on the importance of the past. There is the family who knows the exact incident to drudge up from the past, so they can put us in our place, and let us know the future we dream of is impossible. There is the friend who freezes us in time, resisting our every attempt...

6 Questions to Help You Say No

Focus is one of my constant pursuits.  Fortune Magazine published "Why saying no gets you ahead," which is an excellent article on focus and the art of saying no. Focus is incredibly difficult.  The ability to say no is an essential component of focus.  There are six questions I asked myself after reading this article, and taken together each one has helped me improve my ability to say no and focus. Why is saying no...

Focus and Simplicity

Focus was the first word to enter my mind when Douglas Hommert sent me this picture.   Doug is a phenomenal photographer and knowing my love of hawks he sends me incredible pictures.   I named the hawk pictured below Focus.   He helps me remember.     I am in constant pursuit of focus.  Focus produces simplicity which increases productivity.  Basketball players might use the word efficiency instead of productivity.  What they mean is there...

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