Handling Haters

By romanbercotLeadership

In disputes upon moral or scientific points, ever let your aim be to come at truth, not to conquer your opponent. So you never shall be at a loss in losing the argument, and gaining a new discovery. Benjamin Franklin

All Is Being Purified

By romanbercotPersonal

“This life therefore, is not righteousness, but growth in righteousness, not health but healing, not being but becoming, not rest but exercise. We are not yet what we shall be, but we are growing toward it: the process is not yet finished but it is going on. This is not the end but it is … Read More

SoCal UX Camp

By romanbercotDesign, UX

I had a great time Saturday at the SoCal UX Camp. I really enjoyed the sessions had a great time presenting my UX Leadership talk. Thanks very much to David Nguyen and the team for organizing. It was an impressively well-run event. If you couldn’t make it, you can check out my slides below. The Hard … Read More

Honest, Loving, Direct Words

By romanbercotPersonal

Most people go through their entire lives without anyone, ever, speaking honest, loving, direct words to the most damaging issues in their lives. Pause for a moment, and count the times this has been done for you. Better, pause and count the times you have offered this to someone you love. – John Eldredge, Beautiful … Read More

Hiding from Ourselves

By romanbercotPersonal

This is how most of us approach our entire lives—we hide what we can, work on what we feel is redeemable, and despise the rest. There is a better way. —John Eldredge, Free to Live

Climbing Mountains and Wells

By romanbercotLeadership, Strategy

The mountain peak is so seductive, so sexy — it’s where you want to end up, so you focus on what it will take to scale the verticals.  But as it turns out, it’s the long walk to the base of the mountain that’s the hardest part.  It’s about perseverance more than strength. Diego Rodriguez, Climbing … Read More

Designing with Anti-Patterns

By romanbercotDesign

Here’s a quick thought experiment to try out at your next design studio: Design a product made to bore, aggravate or offend your customers. Now compare these anti-designs to your actual offering. How similar are they to each other?

Who Are You Dreaming With?

By romanbercotLeadership, Personal

It’s Monday and I’m doing my weekly strategic planning. This starts with me writing down 10 goals that, if accomplished in the next 12 months, would be beyond amazing. But there’s been something missing lately from my goal setting. Since most of my goals are for the benefit of the people I love and care … Read More