Day 22 of My 1-Year Experiment

The Tau of Steves: What You Don’t Know Could Fill a Book


April 2019

Yesterday on 4/13/19 I wrote about how “disappointed” we were by missing out yet again with our daily ration of the Holiday Tau.  Have I jinxed us? Now I’m second guessing about recording 6 or 7 or more TauBits that could apply to me, ranging in value from “1” (hardly worth mentioning) to “5”  illustrating off-the-charts relevance). 

Am I diluting the value of this experiment?

Is it too early to draw conclusions about the ideal number I track?  

If it isn’t, maybe I could pay attention to just four or five Holiday Tau.  

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Four Holiday Taus feel about right.  Although I’m sure I’ll still be subject to bouts of FOMO or confirmation bias or a whole host of unconscious motivations.  

Put me down for a key principle from my Knowledge Creation and Innovation days.  Book learning or classroom learning is great, but if you don’t apply it in different situations you don’t acquire the knowledge that comes from that experience.  

In technology companies we often talked about the half-life of an engineer’s knowledge — how many years before 50% of what an engineer knew became obsolete because of the pace of technological change.  

I wonder what the half-life of wisdom is?

“4”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69: Maturity comes from experience — often, not always.  Those who don’t also reflect on what happened and make changes may get older without getting wiser.” Taurus

Thank you Steve for allowing me to steal your Holiday Tau.  I may just rank this one at the top for me and remind myself to dig for enlightenment.

“5”  Steve Smith, 30: You’re struggling against what you want.  Maybe you’re worried about how others see you. Dig deeper for enlightenment.” Gemini

Huh, this is a pretty cool day.  I made it a habit of painting word pictures in my journals of offices, buildings, homes, and outdoor settings so I could reference them much later in my life.  

Hmm. Come to think of it, I not only took a series of photos documenting how the construction crew built the building on campus so you could see its progress and how they managed to complete its 5 stories, but I photographed my office, its view and places where I advised Executive MBA students.

“4”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61: The saying, ‘These are the good old days’ is completely true. So take pictures, not just of people’s faces but of the ordinary things.” Virgo

So, you’re saying it’s time for me to grow up!?

“4”  Steve Aoki, 41:Children fantasize about who they’ll be when they grow up.  Grown-ups do the same.  Our identities are in continual development.  Move forward.” Sagittarius

Inspired by Holiday Mathis – Creators Syndicate