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
 

Great Books Tag

The Power of Reading then Rereading

Benjamin Disraeli captured my young imagination reading the writing work of Sarah Bradford. What I remember about her book, “Disraeli,” is this charismatic and resilient character, became one of the greatest leaders in England’s history. [caption id="attachment_212" align="alignnone" width="352"] I read this volume in college[/caption] You can only imagine my excitement, when I stumbled onto a new biography about him called, “Disraeli: The Novel Politician” by David Cesarani. For some years, I had wanted to...

Developing a Passion to Read!

I love reading.  My mother was a teacher with a master's degree in reading, and from my earliest years books were placed in my path.  In fact, when I was enjoying Iron Man and Captain America, she slipped Shakespeare comics into my stream.  For lighter fare, my dad offered me the fundamental importance of the sports page.  When I fell in love with basketball, one of the first things I did was purchase...

The Generalist

"The great strategists of the past kept forests as well as the trees in view. They were generalists, and they operated from an ecological perspective. They understood that the world is a web, in which adjustments made here are bound to have effects over there— that everything is interconnected. Where, though, might one find generalists today? . . . The dominant trend within universities and the think tanks is toward ever-narrower specialization: a...

My Top 5 Books of 2015

I felt as if I were walking with destiny, and that all my life had been but a preparation for this hour and for this trial” Winston Churchill Destiny was my reading discovery in 2015.  It was an unintended but welcome consequence of reading superb writing about people who changed the world.  What follows is my top five books from my 2015 reading list with a brief reason for their selection. #1 Traitor To His Class H.W....

Two Steps From Good to Great

Jim Collins is one of my favorite thinkers and writers.  I have reopened his book Good to Great thirteen years after my initial reading.   I discovered two things.  All quotes are from his book Good to Great. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubXHjs8XQ3M Level 5 Leadership Thirteen years ago I was inspired by his definition and explanation of Level 5 leadership.   What surprised me is how much influence his ideas have had on my own view of leadership.  ...

Great Book: Built to Last

Goodreads is a social network built around books.   Today I decided to put it to work.  Built to Last is one of my favorite leadership books.  I recommend it highly.   My comments can be found if you follow the link. Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies by Jim Collins My rating: 5 of 5 stars        ...

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