This is a deviation from my regularly scheduled content. It had to be written.
Sports can be broken down into major groups: amateur sports, and professional sports. I’ll save professional for another post. We can think of this in two ways:
I just recently finished up my workout. Virtually since we live in the day and age of covid! Luckily I acquired some weights before they were completely ransacked.
Personal propulsion includes, walking, biking, scooters, roller skates, and electronic version of those items. I think a motorcycle might also be included by this definition, but in general I am referring to lower speed, sub 30 MPH.
I don’t think there will be major changes to GPS per se, but I think the future we will be even more dependent on GPS. When I was young we used maps and major innovation was map quest, where it would print out directions ahead of time.
Unmanned flight is certainly going to play a huge role in the future of aviation. To think about aviation there are three major categories:
- Micro aircraft: no human passengers
- Smallaircraftt: less than 5 passengers
- Large aircraft: greater than 5 passengers
Another area I feel strongly about is that trains are too beloved amongst urbanites. I think what irks me is that trains are synonymous with good public transportation. I think that is correlation not causation.
Continuing on from yesterday, in 2050 I expect that human driven vehicles are largely on decline if not mostly eradicated. Many children today may never learn how to drive. The first wave of autonomous vehicles will be luxury goods, but pretty quickly businesses will see the opportunity of offering low cost cab services and bring it to the masses.
Off to a slow start, missed a few days, but don’t let that get in the way of making progress.
On my most recent vacation I was swimming in a lake I have been visiting for the better part of 10 years. This year I was told they are laying fibre internet. This amazed me. When I first visited, the only place you could get internet was the local fire station. It got me to ponder what the lake would be like thirty years from now in 2050. Will boats become electrified or hydrogen since its by product is water. Will seadoo’s be connected to the internet? Will there be small autonomously driven boats that can take you water skiing? The last one really excited me!
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Busines by Charles Duhigg covers the science and application of habit formation and alteration. Habits are formed in the oldest parts of brains and are responsible for our everyday activities, as well as, powering social movements.
I was recently gifted The Coaching Habit by Michael Bungay Stanier. I was participating in an onboarding program and leading product teams to launch and iterate in 10 weeks! For me, the new challenge was mentoring and coaching the teams.
The purpose of this post is to provide a comprehensive summary of my notes from the book Deep Work by Cal Newport. It’s not meant to critique or provide analysis.
Over the last few weeks, I have been listening to Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin. The book covers lessons learned by Navy Seals Leadership in Iraq. I enjoyed the principles they teach in this book and saw how they apply leading great product teams.