An Evening at Wickets Bistro

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We all have our favorite places where, just like in Cheers, everyone knows your name, and it's like a second living room. We're blessed to have a few of those, gathered up over the years, and nestled near to left and right coasts. Here are a few images from one of them, near our place in Carmel Valley…

 

Sunday at the Concours

I spent Sunday morning at what many consider the most prestigous gathering of motor car enthusiasts in the world, Pebble Beach's Concours d'Elegance. While the logistics of getting to and from the venue (the 18th hole of Pebble's course) involve a bit of hassle, the sights and sounds there make it all worthwhile. I thought that I would share some of them with you here. Enjoy…

 

Brooklyn Online

With whatever weird analogical reasoning as may be going on in my head, I think of Tumblr as the online equivalent of Park Slope. I've opened up an outpost there.

Think Big?

Minime

You gotta love this:

The Powerful Overestimate Their Own Height

Abstract

In three experiments, we tested the prediction that individuals’ experience of power influences their perceptions of their own height. High power, relative to low power, was associated with smaller estimates of a pole’s height relative to the self (Experiment 1), with larger estimates of one’s own height (Experiment 2), and with choice of a taller avatar to represent the self in a second-life game (Experiment 3). These results emerged regardless of whether power was experientially primed (Experiments 1 and 3) or manipulated through assigned roles (Experiment 2). Although a great deal of research has shown that more physically imposing individuals are more likely to acquire power, this work is the first to show that powerful people feel taller than they are. The discussion considers the implications for existing and future research on the physical experience of power.

 

Apple Shake-Up Could Lead to Design Shift – NYTimes.com

The way the greatest companies extend and elevate their leadership? Stick with bedrock principles (here: the power of great design), while aggressively challenging the status quo of specific instantiations of those, regardless of their origins.