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This is my personal blog where I write and share smart ideas I find in books.
2023-09-21 01:00
If I ever get a needless “fun car,” it’s gonna be a Corvette or a Tesla Model S. I have wanted a Corvette since the eighth grade. And a Model S… I mean, 0-60 in less… Read More
2023-09-15 01:00
Welp, there you go, how to make a clay pot… Easy, right? 😳 The post How To Make A Clay Pot appeared first on Sterling Terrell Read More
2023-09-12 22:00
My reading advice is this, pure and simple. Read books. Real old books. Read fiction. Read in the bed. Carry a book with you everywhere you go, under your arm will do fine. Read more than on… Read More
2023-09-12 01:00
We all dream, therefore Sometimes it’s fun being a Bit unrealistic The post Sometimes It’s Fun Being A appeared first on Sterling Terrell Read More
2023-09-05 22:00
Something about this verse got me this morning. As an introvert, I think I’m drawn to the encouragement to be quiet and self-reflect. I like what Matthew Henry said about this passage:… Read More
2023-09-05 01:00
On my laptop I Write these poems till I die Posterity cries The post Write These Poems Till I Die appeared first on Sterling Terrell Read More
2023-09-01 01:00
This space tourism bit is, of course, in regard to SpaceX. But you can count me out right here. I mean, I love sitting in first class and sipping on ginger ale and all… However, my de… Read More
2023-08-31 01:00
Asymmetric rules are not the rules you want for key people in an organization. It becomes an agency problem. Less of, “What is best for the organization (or everyone else).” More… Read More
2023-08-29 01:00
Work sucks when you must Drink out of a fire hose on Every single day The post Drink Out Of A Fire Hose On appeared first on Sterling Terrell Read More
2023-08-25 01:00
Jorge Luis Borges on the power of English as a language. I love that William F. Buckley, whose first language was Spanish, was offering up suggestions. Asomo? 🤔 The post The Power Of… Read More
2023-08-24 01:00
I loathe – loathe – made-up acronyms. This is something we often did when I worked in crop insurance. I mean, there was an acronym for everything. This was even more true for pri… Read More
2023-08-23 01:00
Working hard for yourself is way easier than working hard for others. This is the most easily seen between entrepreneurship and a salaried position. But pulling it off at the office is a ste… Read More
Sip And Type Sip And Type For
2023-08-22 01:00
Hot cup of coffee Sip and type, sip and type, for This is how you write The post Sip And Type Sip And Type For appeared first on Sterling Terrell Read More
2023-08-17 10:00
I have been working on registering for this Climate Smart Cotton Program (put on by U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol.) If you’re in cotton – you too? The post Climate Smart Cotton Prog… Read More
2023-08-17 01:00
God and Beauty… Can you believe we used to build things like this?! The post God And Beauty appeared first on Sterling Terrell Read More
2023-08-16 01:00
Uh, this new Lego Concorde has my name written all over it. Fo real… Legos hold on to the kid in me with such things. I think it’s genius playing on people’s nostalgia lik… Read More
I See You All Driving Slow
2023-08-15 01:00
Tall office windows I see you all driving slow Back to work, you go The post I See You All Driving Slow appeared first on Sterling Terrell Read More
2023-08-11 01:00
This song, Rich Men North Of Richmond, is a straight banger. 🔥 Amazing story behind it too. I think the frustration and rawness that it seethes is what resonates with people so much… Read More
2023-08-10 01:00
The Fermi Paradox says that there is a contradiction in the possibility of alien life. First, there is a large lack of evidence that alien life exists. But that, second, there is a high prob… Read More
2023-08-09 01:00
I stumbled across this scene that mentions Bitburger Pilsner the other day randomly. Of course, I have seen the movie before… But I didn’t catch “Bitburger” in the f… Read More
2023-08-03 01:00
The key to doing creativity well is being autotelic about it. If you don’t know, autotelic is: When an action or activity contains a purpose within itself. The action contains the ends… Read More
As Mercy Speaks For Us Both
2023-08-01 01:00
The clouds start to fade As mercy speaks for us both Time the sun has made The post As Mercy Speaks For Us Both appeared first on Sterling Terrell Read More
2023-07-26 13:56
I am often asked what the best cotton marketing strategy is. So what did I do? I went and looked at the data – so you don’t have too. Here’s what I found. First, I looked a… Read More
2023-07-22 01:00
1. We should be optimizing our lives for more time with our families – not everything else. 2. This is the most important post on cotton marketing I have ever done, IMO. 3. Why are all… Read More
2023-07-21 01:00
Here’s a joke in three tweets for ya. The funny part is that I loved the logo until I read that last part… And now I can’t unsee it. You too? 😳 Stop it. Sorry mom!… Read More
2023-07-19 01:00
Where I Sit 32: Great Wolf Lodge, Grapevine, TX The post Where I Sit 32 appeared first on Sterling Terrell Read More
2023-07-18 01:00
Invest and learn it Risk and volatility Are not the same thing The post Risk And Volatility appeared first on Sterling Terrell Read More
2023-07-15 01:00
1. If you want a better career, have kids and take the Bible seriously. Your career will simply matter less. You will find purpose here and now, and beyond. 2. Sahil Bloom speaks. 3. Can&rsq&hell…Read More
2023-07-14 01:00
Discovered Bloom on Twitter some time ago. Found this wide-ranging interview fantastic. 🤔 The post Sahil Bloom On Everything appeared first on Sterling Terrell Read More
2023-07-13 01:00
I think the sign of a dominate basketball player in the paint is that if they get the ball within a drop-step of the goal, they are either going to score or get fouled. One of my buddies and… Read More
2023-07-12 01:00
This changing dog choice is exactly what I wanted to do with my undergraduate degree. I would not go back and do it differently now – altering everything about your life and all. But I… Read More
2023-07-11 01:00
One kind word a day Not a bad way of going Doing is knowing The post Not A Bad Way Of Going appeared first on Sterling Terrell Read More
2023-07-07 01:00
If you don’t know, John Mayer can jam. Jam – and absolutely slay on the guiter… FYI. The post Mayer Can appeared first on Sterling Terrell Read More
2023-07-06 01:00
I have learned that a job saying it is a “fast-paced environment” is a giant red-flag. 🚩 One of the comments here said it well. I have learned that “thrive in a fas… Read More
2023-07-05 01:00
Read this piece by Texas Monthly on a few young oil executives. Loved it. My favorite quote about the oil business? “If you want to throw darts at us, that’s fine,” he said… Read More
2023-07-04 01:00
I have not written In days, no excuse really Just been in a haze The post In Days No Excuse Really appeared first on Sterling Terrell Read More
2023-06-30 01:00
This beaver building an indoor dam is the coolest thing I have seen this week. And it’s not even close. He knows exactly what he is doing – but has no idea why he is doing it. … Read More
Terrible CEO’s
2023-06-29 01:00
You know there are a lot of terrible CEO’s, right? They’re not interested in changing anything – not really. They want to take credit when things go well. And they want to… Read More
2023-06-28 01:00
Don’t you wish all managers were out there trying to learn things? Genuinely looking to solve the problems in front of them… If only. 🙄 Musk realized he could tap into t… Read More
Laundry Than One I’m Afraid
2023-06-27 01:00
Three children have more Laundry than one, I’m afraid This has just begun The post Laundry Than One I’m Afraid appeared first on Sterling Terrell Read More
2023-06-23 22:00
1. When you are young, you can’t afford to be boring. But 20 years later, I kinda like it. 2. Where do I work? Rocket Road, of course. 3. Lenovo > Dell (There I said it.) 4. If my h… Read More
Where I Sit 31
2023-06-22 01:00
Where I Sit 31: So good The post Where I Sit 31 appeared first on Sterling Terrell Read More
2023-06-21 01:00
After that, I had to Google it to see what it looked like: 1 Rocket Road, Hawthorne, CA 90250. I read that it’s 510,000 square feet of space! Big. SpaceX’s original headquarters… Read More
Means Bank Time Off So My Wife
2023-06-20 01:00
Federal time off Means bank time off, so my wife And I are chillin The post Means Bank Time Off So My Wife appeared first on Sterling Terrell Read More
2023-06-17 01:00
1. Stop overoptimizing everything. 2. I tried a free verse. 3. Someone asked me about career goals last week. I said I would rather plant a tree in the backyard and write a poem than be a mi… Read More
2023-06-16 01:00
The gym is quiet and perfect Everyone doing their own thing Only people that don’t go to the gym think others will watch them there Everyone only cares about themself I used to listen… Read More
2023-06-15 01:00
I don’t know what I think any more about man on the moon – just going to leave this all here. 🤷‍♂️ It seems unfathomable, but the rest of the space indus… Read More
2023-06-14 01:00
My mood for the last few weeks is literally this. See here. The post Chill Mood Here appeared first on Sterling Terrell Read More
2023-06-13 01:00
Late dropoff because Wet grass makes wet shoes when you Play with your sister The post Wet Grass Makes Wet Shoes When You appeared first on Sterling Terrell Read More
2023-06-09 01:00
I think that bosses get talked about in a manner reserved for superheroes when they are able to do three things. Holy moly – why can’t there be more good and honest people in the… Read More
2023-06-08 01:00
I don’t actually think people have a dislike of work. People merely dislike not being able to work on their own terms. Wholeheartedly, I believe that if you do these three things &ndas&hell…Read More
2023-06-08 01:00
No really, you can easily ruin your company culture in 5 easy steps by doing this. If I could like these tweets 100x, I would. If I could like this 100x, I would. The post Ruin Your Company… Read More
2023-06-07 01:00
You should not be buying Twitter followers in the way that you would think. I mean, why in the world do you want a bunch of bots with no real engagement? What you should be doing to buy Twit… Read More
2023-06-05 22:00
Cloudy afternoon Netflix turned down low all-day Perfect day in June The post Netflix Turned Down Low All-Day appeared first on Sterling Terrell Read More
2023-06-03 01:00
1. At this point, I need to build a network for my kids – more than myself. 2. I quit. 3. Give me fuel, give me fire, give me that which I desire. And real estate. Give me real estate… Read More
2023-06-02 01:00
I do not have the stomach for the ability to take pain like this, on a grand level. Physically, I have no desire to go through all of the things that Navy Seals do to become Navy Seals. And… Read More
2023-05-30 01:00
First day unemployed Better than being a droid Much less annoyed The post Better Than Being A Droid appeared first on Sterling Terrell Read More
2023-05-27 01:00
1. For the love of everything – quit using five sentences when one will do. 2. Does a journalist have to go to journalism school and work at a network? Does a business person have to g… Read More
2023-05-26 01:00
This is one of the things that I want in a boss, “someone who quickly gets to the bottom of things.” The long and short of it is that I have little patience for the B.S. and the… Read More
2023-05-25 01:00
Where I Sit 30: Gym days are the best days The post Where I Sit 30 appeared first on Sterling Terrell Read More
2023-05-23 13:00
This is a great interview – and I’m not sure exactly why. Maybe because Musk is simply being honest. Or maybe because he knows that nobody is out to get him, so he’s relaxe… Read More
2023-05-23 01:00
I don’t think about The future, I enjoy my Life as it is now The post The Future I Enjoy My appeared first on Sterling Terrell Read More
2023-05-20 01:00
1. Summer is better. 2. Your product might be expensive – but you only need a handful of customers, don’t you? 3. The biggest benefit of art, of poetry – is that it makes y… Read More
2023-05-19 01:00
Did you know that you are running out of time too? We all are. Everything you do matters – and it matters forever. Great short little thread here. Its got me thinking about the shortne… Read More
2023-05-17 22:00
I wonder in what cases this high-priced, low-volume strategy is the best way to go. Honestly, I think it works best in the majority of cases. Two reasons. #1It is hard to find a low-priced… Read More
2023-05-17 01:00
The most useless IT job is that of a Product Owner / Business Analyst. (I can say that because I was one for nearly a decade.) I’m kidding! It’s not useless. I explain it like th… Read More
2023-05-16 01:00
She first said, Batman I thought she had said, Bad Man Not Bad Man, Batman The post I Thought She Had Said Bad Man appeared first on Sterling Terrell Read More
2023-05-13 01:00
1. It talked about work stress last week. This week I’m watching cartoons with a three-year-old. The latter is may better. 2. This is what building software looks like. 3. I’m co… Read More
2023-05-12 01:00
The crux of what you want in a leader/manager is for them to have the vision and drive to get things done. I feel like I have this on a small level, at least part of it. Not on some Elon Mus… Read More
2023-05-11 01:00
I use my own platform, and I am partial to Twitter, but I like what Alan Jacobs had to say here about Micro.Blog. Simple and done. You know me, I like the easiest of all available options. (… Read More
2023-05-10 01:00
Found a video of the scrum process at work. This appears to be an actual video of me in my last job at ARMtech. I can fix the bugs, or I can add the new feature. Then let’s do…b… Read More
2023-05-09 01:00
Lunch at the school with My favorite girls in the world Macaroni hot The post My Favorite Girls In The World appeared first on Sterling Terrell Read More
2023-05-06 01:00
1. I’ll encourage my kids to get into a business so simple – stupid people often win at it. 2. Turns out, Kevin is a girl. 🤣 3. The #1 password tip? Use 2-factor authenti… Read More
2023-05-05 01:00
Where I Sit 29: Animal Kingdom, Kevin The post Where I Sit 29 appeared first on Sterling Terrell Read More
2023-05-04 01:00
We should be making the crooked places straight, shouldn’t we? 🤔 Among the most neglected biblical images  — neglected in comparison to its importance — is tha… Read More
2023-05-03 01:00
The political dance can be a dance of politics but it doesn’t have to be. I have seen it in business too. And in church – and everywhere else. You know what I’m talking abo… Read More
2023-05-02 01:00
Camera in my hand The evening trembles to start Your soul in my heart The post The Evening Trembles To Start appeared first on Sterling Terrell Read More
2023-04-29 01:00
1. If you can bootstrap your company and keep 100% equity – do it. 2. Don’t be jelly. 3. The rate of growth some people achieve on Twitter simply blows my mind. 4. Sufficient is… Read More
2023-04-28 01:00
Tim Ferriss & Derek Sivers talk for a bit. I mean, Derek Sivers is one of the most interesting people out there, don’t you think? The post Tim Ferriss & Derek Sivers appeared f… Read More
2023-04-27 01:00
Wellerman, By: Nathan Evans, try not to love it. This is all my kids sang for weeks on end. 🤣 Lyrics after the jump. Wellerman: There once was a ship that put to seaThe name of the s… Read More
2023-04-26 01:00
Where I Sit 28: Magic Kingdom The post Where I Sit 28 appeared first on Sterling Terrell Read More
2023-04-25 01:00
Windows down on a Hot summer night, not a care And you by my side The post Hot Summer Night Not A Care appeared first on Sterling Terrell Read More
2023-04-22 01:00
1. I’m heading to Disney World. I’ll catch yall later. ✌ 2. Sorry. 3. Honest to goodness our world has gone insane. I sound like my dad – but I get it. 4. Business is… Read More
2023-04-21 01:00
When To Apologize is not only when you are wrong… Oof. 🤔 Apologizing doesn’t always mean you are wrong. It just means that you value your relationships more than your eg… Read More
2023-04-20 01:00
The culture of business is a function of geography and ethnicity, isn’t it? I remember situations like this in Saudi. Because, while it’s direct and to the point here in the West… Read More
2023-04-19 01:00
This Ames Window is just nuts. It reminds me of the McGurk Effect. Ok, let me look again. 🧐 The post What Is The Ames Window? appeared first on Sterling Terrell Read More
2023-04-18 01:00
Small hands grasp a cup Caffeine buzz and giggles flow Enough Coke for you The post Caffeine Buzz And Giggles Flow appeared first on Sterling Terrell Read More
2023-04-15 01:00
1. Ugh. Twitter really is the best social media platform. And it’s not even close. 2. Another word for “insecurity” is “weakness.” 3. If you use my name in the… Read More
2023-04-14 01:00
Insecure people (supervisors) at work can be such a pleasure, can’t they? 🙄 Have. Worked. With. A. Few. Of. These. Eek. The post Insecure People appeared first on Sterling Terr… Read More
2023-04-13 01:00
While I do not crave to be part of this kind of start-up life, I would like to be in this ecosystem as an investor. I would rather have a company like this as part of my portfolio than be a… Read More
2023-04-12 01:00
This baby Yoda puzzle is – I hope – the first in a long list of puzzles that I get to do with my wife and children in the future. I grew up doing puzzles and I simply loved the t… Read More
With You I Work While You Sleep
2023-04-11 01:00
Stomach bug I’m home With you, I work while you sleep Background TV sound The post With You I Work While You Sleep appeared first on Sterling Terrell Read More
2023-04-08 01:00
1. I honestly think 80% of your health issues can be fixed by two hours a day in the gym. 2. This is the best time to pray. 3. Bluey is the most underrated show in the world. 4. My goals are… Read More
2023-04-07 01:00
Elon Musk’s goals tend to be – things that he accomplishes. Maybe we should all keep this in mind when it comes to Twitter. 😳 He put people in space, started a tunneling… Read More
2023-04-06 01:00
So here is how to build a minimum viable job board… If you look closely, this could be a minimum viable anything online. (This is close to what I did on 😉 I h… Read More
2023-04-05 01:00
Where I Sit 27: Leg Day The post Where I Sit 27 appeared first on Sterling Terrell Read More
Green And Red Lines Rise And Fall
2023-04-04 01:00
Profits come and go Green and red lines rise and fall Few find what they seek The post Green And Red Lines Rise And Fall appeared first on Sterling Terrell Read More

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