Short Take: Customizing Your World

1 May 2019 | Comments Off on Short Take: Customizing Your World

Practical Simplification

22 April 2019 | Comments Off on Practical Simplification

Simplification is a constant theme not only here, and in my talks, but across the network engineering world right now. But what does this mean practically? Looking at a complex network, how do you begin simplifying? The first option is to abstract, abstract again, and abstract some more. But before diving into deep abstraction, remember…

Network Collective: The Value of Labs

17 January 2019 | Comments Off on Network Collective: The Value of Labs

The Network Collective: The Value of Labs

20 December 2018 | Comments Off on The Network Collective: The Value of Labs

Problems and Solutions

23 October 2018 | Comments Off on Problems and Solutions

Short Take: Time Management

18 September 2018 | Comments Off on Short Take: Time Management

Complexity Sells

9 July 2018 | Comments Off on Complexity Sells

According to Roman philosophers, simplicity is the hallmark of truth. And yet, networks have become ever more complex over time. Why is this? Because complexity sells. In this short take, I talk about why complexity sells, and some of the mental habits you can use to overcome our natural tendency to prefer the complex.

Learning to Ask Questions

29 January 2018 | 1 Comment

A lot of folks ask me about learning theory—they don’t have the time for it, or they don’t understand why they should. This video is in answer to that question.

One Weird Trick

25 January 2018 | Comments Off on One Weird Trick

I’m often asked what the trick is to become a smarter person—there are many answers, of course, which I mention in this video. But there is “one weird trick” many people don’t think about, which I focus on here. [fusion_sharing link=”https://rule11.tech/one-weird-trick/” /]

Macrotasking

18 January 2018 | 1 Comment

  How do I get so much done? One way is to macrotask—the topic of this video.