Effortless Ain’t Easy
My new book Tapworthy hits the streets this week. After so much hard work, I hope you find it easy on the eyes and nourishing for the brain.
Marathons, Makers, and Surviving the Dark Middle
In the dark middle of the race, runners need encouragement, reminders that they're strong, that the finish is ahead: plausible, real, within reach.
David Byrne Never Stops Making Sense
David Byrne's concert in Paris was an inspiring reminder of the simple pleasure of sharing the amazing stuff you make.
“Go Into Space”
Every day I climb into a rocket ship of my own invention.
No Pain, No Pain: The “Couch to 5K” and Humane Design
I wrote the "C25K" training program for new runners over a decade ago. Its philosophy overlaps neatly with my philosophy of software design.
Will Work for Magic: Creativity and Play at SXSW
My latest scheme to improve productivity and creative flow: Screw around. Waste time. Make stuff. Banter. Play.
Great Finish! Now Start Running
Launching a new product is like finishing a marathon only to discover that you’ve just arrived at a new starting line.
Long Road Ahead: Motivation, Ambition and Daunting Projects
The Paris Marathon prompts your correspondent to ponder what makes creative people tick in adversity.