Lyle’s Law of Becoming

Velocity – or rate of change – is important in many different kinds of systems. While you need to know where you are, it is often even more essential to know how fast you are going and in which direction you are heading. When applied to human beings, this becomes Lyle’s Law of Becoming: What you are becoming is as important as what you are … [ Read more ]

Drafting a Patent Application (.pdf)

This article is for those who want to be actively involved in drafting patent applications on their inventions. Most inventors want to make sure they’re still a full partner on the team when a patent attorney takes over and starts writing the application. Some inventors go beyond that and want to write either or both of the following: (i) a “provisional” patent application, as discussed … [ Read more ]

Dr. Steven B. Sample, P.E.

Leadership is a peculiar kind of calling. Major leadership roles, particularly at the level of a chief executive, aren’t necessarily appropriate for those who have achieved distinction in positions which may be, in a hierarchical sense, lower on the totem pole. Nor should such persons, however gifted they may be, necessarily want to take on positions of leadership in the institutions of which they are … [ Read more ]

Being President vs. Doing President (.pdf)

“Leadership is a peculiar kind of calling. Major leadership roles, particularly at the level of a chief executive, aren’t necessarily appropriate for those who have achieved distinction in positions which may be, in a hierarchical sense, lower on the totem pole. Nor should such persons, however gifted they may be, necessarily want to take on positions of leadership in the institutions of which they are … [ Read more ]

Dr. Steven B. Sample / Warren Bennis / Herman Well

Warren Bennis once told me that he was an example of a person with an excellent personal radar; such people are extremely sensitive to the thoughts, feelings, and wishes of others, and as a consequence are constantly turning their attention from one thing or person to another, and then another, and then another. Bennis added that he thought I was an example of a person … [ Read more ]

Founding Father (.pdf)

Article profiles Robert E. Kath, widely recognized as one of the co-founders of the Internet (along with partner Vint Cerf).