Tuesday, June 26, 2018

An Energy Efficient Future via the PESTLE Framework


  • People
    • Mark (Larry's Guest)
      • Electric Leaf
      • PhD
      • We'll plateau at 10B people on earth
      • Space solar
      • Vehicles  
      • Housing
      • Replace fossil fuels with renewables
      • The Age of Heretics
      • Rockets in low Earth orbit
    • Larry
      • Orbital Space Colonies
      • Our economy is based on growth
      • Tech
        • EV
        • European Passive House
        • Solar Panels
    • Richard Webb

    • Eric

    • Mike Pritchard
      • Messerschmidt car link
    • Bruce

    • David
      • Has a link to PESTLE L2
    • Scott Elliott
      • Wireless power
      • Residential zone control
    • Susan S.

    • Steve Kubacki

  • Method
    • Get to know people, personalities and ideas
    • Determine where in PESTLE to start (highest pri/low hanging fruit)
    • Pass the plate to talk.  "Plate Spotting"
    • Ask if we're ready to move on
  • PESTLE Analysis
    • Political (Systems Level?)
      • Need to have a vision
      • Need a leader or president.  That's where reality is.
      • People spend 90+% of their time in unreality.
      • Andrew Yang - UBI
      • Requires political will
      • Market forces are for the good of the 80% while the 20% suffer
      • "Democracy is something that happens every 4 years otherwise we live in authoritarian structures." Steve K.

    • Economic
      • TCO and ROI?

    • Social
      • People like big cars and houses
      • Safety
      • Comfort
      • Mindsets and Cultural Fit
        • Sexy
      • People under 30 don't want to have a car
      • We could convince Lyft to use Larry's cars
      • People want SEXY
      • They are taboo
      • Companies are public
      • US is not the nanny state of Europe
      • US does have a cowboy, risk taking but we're also becoming way to soft
      • Politics close
      • Some people are truly about helping the world - Larry.  Marx's kids died he was so obsessed with his goals.  Musk and Bezos in this category. The power of the individual.
      • Some (most) will be sheep that follow.
      • Hyperloops from Seattle to San Diego in an hour are sexier than Harley Davidsons.
      • Nick Hanauer link - Mike Pritchard - Maybe he could lead the charge on it.
      • Corps that encourage this behavior
    • Technological

    • Legal

    • Environmental
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  • 6 Thinking Hats
    • Process

    • Facts

    • Feelings

    • Creativity

    • Benefits

    • Cautions

  • Timeline (Phases/Steps/Tasks)
    • Sense of Urgency

    • Guiding Coalition

    • Vision

    • Communicated

    • Remove Impediments

    • Traction
      • EVs
        • Prius was popularized by celebrities
        • Prius in HOV lanes legal
      • Feminism
        • Males step aside and let women run things for a while 
        • A lack of collaboration
        • We don't take time to listen to totally hear and understand
        • Women hate going to meetings
        • Women have a different view of how to work together than men do
        • A good idea or name from each person
        • Who are people who we could add to our coalition
        • We have to be committed to finding this coalition
      • Project Drawdown
        • https://www.drawdown.org/ - 100 Solutions to Reverse Global Warming - Mark 
      • Women are the key
      • The world is run by male sociopaths
      • Millennials are interested, waiting for boomers to die
      • #meToo 
      • The media needs to carry the story.
      • Lobbying the media
      • Global Climate Change and Grief course at UW Bothell via Mark.  He knows the professor.
      • Schoolkids doing gun control - are they going to succeed?
      • Need to set an agenda for each topic
        • Indivisible
      • Passive House
      • Companies encouraging employees
      • News blackout on 2,000 kids in WA State who are homeless every night
      • 300 women in cages in WA
      • Need freedom of the press
      • Takes a strong editor to just go for it
      • Media Company - newspapers and media.  Reporting.
      • Bring back journalism - Richard
      • Rachel Maddow the highest rated anchor
      • AppsJack logo is three plates of varying sizes
      • "The Day After", movie - Mark
      • Hanson on Climate Change.  Corporations took over.
      • Inconvenient Truth.  Gore now working with China and working on coal.
      • Larry takes his tech to China.
      • "The Expanse"
        • Bezos TV
        • Computers are not in charge
      • Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies
      • Kickstarter
      • Patrion
      • UBI guy running for President
      • Hollywood movies and actors
    • More 

    • Anchor

Next Time
  • What can you personally do, personally change - Mark, Bionic leaf
  • More women
  • More diversity
  • Build Larry's car
  • Need to think about political action 
  • Where are the women?


Monday, June 18, 2018

Mindset and Cultural Fit

Mindset and cultural fit are two of the most important issues facing many of us today.  What's mindset?  How an individual thinks and what they believe (their values).  What's cultural fit?  The degree to which the individual and their mindset fit within the culture of the organization.  These two things, in conjunction with each other, are a key lens through which we can look at a variety of situations and scenarios.

Siemens Corporation

Take my position at Siemens Corporation in the early 2000's.  My mindset was creative, ambitious and entrepreneurial in the beginning and by the end my mindset was more contrite and global.  During my six-year period there, I grew and learned much more about global business initiatives and challenges of integrating, say German with Silicon Valley cultures. 

The culture at Siemens was global, German, quality- and process-minded.  I, too, became very process-minded and I think was a good fit for the culture.  I was a good boy and became very good at getting things done globally by managing up to higher and higher parts of the organization.

Nordstrom

After Siemens, I had a confident mindset and went to Nordstrom, a local company that looked great at the outside.  I came to find out that their culture was cautious and somewhat bureacratic.  They were flexible and worked as a team and this was a shock for me. I wasn't there long.  Wrong mindset by me, I think, and the cultural fit looked good but ultimately was not.  I looked fat in those jeans.

Tableau

At Tableau, my mindset is contrite and humble. I am appreciative to have my job and like my coworkers.  I work with cool global accounts and am proud of my blessings.  Tableau's culture is very clear and positive although it's not perfect.  It needs work and is going through change.  It is becoming a more global company and needing to flex to play at the enterprise level, where I spend every day.  There's still a fit between me and Tableau because my mindset is flexible and its seem to be as well. 

What's your mindset?  What are the cultures of which you're a part and what are they like?  How's the fit?  What can you do about it?  What can be done about it?