The Timing of OKRs

If you have looked over my radical focus OKR approach and are ready to put into place OKR’s, you’ll want to plan out the timing for implementation. Assuming you’ve done a training (or done your research), and everyone understands and is…

A Meeting to Set OKRs

Setting OKRs is hard. It involves taking a hard look at your company, and it involves having a ton of difficult conversations about making choices about where the company should go. Here’s how I run an OKR setting meeting with…

The Mechanics of Magic

Filmed this time last year, at UXLX. Be sure to watch the other great talks, esp one of my favorites, History of the Button.

Performance Reviews & OKRs

One of the most common questions I get about OKRs is “How can I use these for performance reviews?” or if the person has done their homework, “Why can’t I use these for performance reviews?” Why can’t you? One word….

The Shape of Story

“Perhaps because polish is so visible, many people erroneously believe it to be the most important part of writing. But polish is merely the plaster on the walls of structure. The proof is in the window of the bookstore down…

Story Basics

I did a quick video of my thinking on story structure for some friends on twitter, because let’s be honest, explaining anything with 140 characters is a nightmare.

How to Choose

I’m overwhelmed. You are probably overwhelmed also. The last week, it’s been my inbox. I’ve got so many requests. Coffee and advice. A conference to speak at. An article to write. A meeting to take. Yes, these are quality problems,…

The Sunday Report

Because I’m teaching Story and about do do a unit on Interactive Fiction, this is the bulk of my research this week. “Your Brain On Story features futurist Jason Silva on why and how people are hardwired for stories and…