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The Quotable Dad book cover. The real story - the backstory - was the notes from my girls inside the front cover.

Sometimes the backstory is the better story.

Often we’re so focused on the story that we miss appreciating why the story itself became a story. Every story has a backstory; sometimes it’s the better story.

Category: Quotes, Thoughts
Tags: Doug Foster
Fork in the road

If you don’t know where you are going …

“If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.” … Baseball great and folk philosopher Yogi Berra says to reach a goal you need a plan.

Category: Quotes

Steve Jobs – You have to trust in something.

Steve Jobs once said you have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. … it has made all the difference in my life.

Category: Quotes
Building a Crunch Labs kit

When we do, we discover.

Many times I see people who self-profess to be experts. They talk a good story, but can they prove what they say is true? How do they know what they don’t know?

Category: Quotes
Tags: Doug Foster
Mark Rober glitter bomb

Make what you need. Solve the challenges.

“Engineering is the art of making what you want from things you can get.” It’s also learning to solve a boat-load of unplanned problems during the process.

Category: Quotes