Summary - Leadership and Self Deception

There is a nice summary at the end of the book :

  • Self betrayal leads to self-deception and “the box”
  • When you are in the box, you cannot focus on the results
  • Your influence and success will depend on being out of the box
  • You get out of the box as you cease resisting other people
  • Don’t try to be perfect. Do try to be better
  • Don’t use the vocabulary “the box” and so on – with people who don’t already know it. Do use the principles in your own life
  • Don’t look for others’ boxes. Do look for your own
  • Don’t accuse others of being in the box. Do try to stay out of the box yourself
  • Don’t give up on yourself when you discover you have been in the box. Do keep trying
  • Don’t deny that you have been in the box when you have been. Do apologise, then just keep marching forward, trying to be more helpful in the future.
  • Don’t focus on what others are doing wrong. Do focus on what you can do right to help
  • Don’t worry whether others are helping you. Do worry whether you are helping others.

I particularly liked a 10 minute video by Callibrain summarizing the book  –

Summary - Tribal Leadership

by Dave Logan, John King, Halee Fischer-Wright

What Is a Tribe?

  • A tribe is a group of people. 
  • A small company is a tribe. A large company is a tribe of tribes.
  • What makes some tribes more effective than others is culture. Stage 5 tribes out perform stage 4 tribes.

What Is Tribal Leadership?

  • Tribal Leadership focuses on language and behavior within a culture
  • It does not seek to address cognitions, beliefs, attitudes, or other factors we cannot directly observe.
  • Each cultural stage has its own way of speaking, types of behavior, and structures of relationships.
  • Tribal Leaders do two things:
    1. listen for which cultures exist in their tribes and
    2. upgrade those tribes using specific leverage points.


Tribal Leadership

How to install BpyTop which is like htop or top.

Short and simple, BpyTop is a computer resource monitor that uses the terminal interface. It is a Bashtop Python Port that takes all the advantages of being written in Python 3.6.


Some of the features of BpyTop are

  • Easy to use, with a game inspired menu system.
  • Full mouse support, all buttons with a highlighted key is clickable and mouse scroll works in process list and menu boxes.
  • Fast and responsive UI with UP, DOWN keys process selection.
  • Function for showing detailed stats for selected process.
  • Ability to filter processes, multiple filters can be entered.
  • Easy switching between sorting options.

It must also be said that we are in the presence of an open-source program because it is released under the Apache license and the source code is accessible to everyone. The program has versions for macOS, many Linux distributions, and BSD so that in servers will run without problems.

Ubuntu 20.04 Mate Fonts to big on 4k monitor


All the fonts on my 4k monitor are too big because my 4k monitor is detected as a 27 inch monitor instead of a 32 or 40 inch monitor.

This will change things like the Chrome Tab font size.


The Dots per inch resolution is buried, here is where to find it.

System->Preferences->Look and feel->Appearance

Click the Fonts tab

On the lower right click on Details

Which brings up this screen, turn off Automatic detection under Dots per inch (DPI) and change it to 128 or 136


Black Hills South Dakota Motorcycle Trip

Places to visit:

  1. Lander Sinks canyon state park
  2. Mt Rushmore (Presidential Trail) & Crazy Horse - 1 day
  3. Spearfish canyon
  4. Deadwood - 1 day - Broken Boot Gold mine
  5. Canyon drive - 1/2 day
  6. Sturgis - 1/2 day
  7. Wind caves
  8. Custer State park Wildlife loop road-Needles Highway
  9. Badlands National Park
  10. Sunday Gulch Trail
  11. A Riverside Inn Travelodge by Wyndham Fairplay, CO
  12. Blue Mesa
  13. Grand Junction

Sturgis 2021 is August 6-15

Shorter Option

How to setup the perfect Linux Desktop

Things to do after installing Linux

Change the default editor

$ sudo update-alternatives --config editor
There are 3 choices for the alternative editor (providing /usr/bin/editor).

  Selection    Path               Priority   Status
* 0            /bin/nano           40        auto mode
  1            /bin/ed            -100       manual mode
  2            /bin/nano           40        manual mode
  3            /usr/bin/vim.tiny   15        manual mode

Press <enter> to keep the current choice[*], or type selection number: 3
update-alternatives: using /usr/bin/vim.tiny to provide /usr/bin/editor (editor) in manual mode

To avoid this needing to type password for sudo, you can edit /etc/sudoers and add this command at the end of the file:

$ sudo visudo

Note if you want to change the default editor use

$ sudo update-alternatives --config editor

Use the safe command sudo visudo to edit and check the syntax of the edits, otherwise if you directly edit and make a mistake you computer might not work.


Save and exit. Finally, you will also need to create the admin group:

groupadd admin

How to Fix Logitech Mouse Scrolling in macOS

Based on article by Henry T. Casey 

In this support article on Logitech's site, I found out that "Accessibility access is needed for scrolling, gesture button, back/forward, zoom and several other features," which explained my mouse couldn't activate Mission Control with the thumb button I mapped to Gesture.

1. Click the Apple logo.

2. Select System Preferences.

3. Click Security & Privacy.

4. Click Privacy.

3D Lithophanes on a 3D Printer

If you haven't figured this out already, Lithophanes are one of coolest things you can print with your 3D Printer. However, getting the proper settings can be confusing and very frustrating.

Turn your pictures into 3D stl files of lamp lithophanesflat lithophanesnight light lithophanes, and more by using these lithophane makers.

Tool to convert Images for 3D printing at lithophanes: 3dp rocks

Lithophane Print Settings

A good starting point with your print settings.

Maximum Thickness: 3mm
Minimum Thinness: .6mm or .2 plus your nozzle size
​Negative: If you have the option print with a negative setting

Slicer Settings:

​Infill: 100%
Perimeters: 10
Perimeter Speeds: 35mm/s - 45mm/s
Print Along the Y direction

VSCode with Github

First let's review basics from the command line

$ cd repos
$ mkdir corp-sheets
$ cd corp-sheets

Find the Github repository URL

Github repo url

$ git clone**********sheets.git


Wyze Robot Vacuum Review and Tips

I bought the Wyze Robot Vacuum as part of a kick starter for $199 that came with a free Wyze web cam version 3.

It was delivered yesterday and I have been having some fun and frustrations with it so I thought I would share.

The cool thing about this vacuum is the LIDAR sensor, a spinning laser on top of the vacuum. Every second, it spins around 6 times and measures the distance to 2,016 different points in the room to build a map. You can see, edit, and save the map in the Wyze app.