So Much Skin in the Game

My cousin, Jim Edgerly, talks about his moment of truth as CEO of Orion Ropeworks in Maine, the night he decided that failure was not an option. "I had so much skin in the game," he says in this podcast. Amazingly, Orion succeeded and Jim sold the company last year. I learned a lot about what it takes to be a turnaround risk-taker from talking with him today. Hearing how on some mornings Jim worried where he would find money to make payroll that afternoon, I was amazed to learn that he is looking for his NEXT opportunity to take on the thrill of a risky business.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Craigie Street Musings

Are people in Cambridge, Mass., smarter than people in Denver? Which city is more serious? Which is more optimistic? Will I come home to Macintosh, my first computer love, after years of PC exile? How can it snow and be sunny at the same time? What memories does a walk down Craigie Street near my parents' home unleash while walking the dog on the first day of a two-week visit? Thanks to Claire, I have walked the neighborhood a lot more than usual, admiring the graceful big homes (including the one in the photo, on upper Highland Street), and thinking out loud to a Pentax Optio camera.

The Mile High Pod Chronicles are on the road in Cambridge. Episode One: a little travel-vlog from the old country.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

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