My name is Art Clarke and this is Running Naked, a blog where I’m chronicling in public my attempts to “achieve contentment through the pursuit of perfection“.
(Don’t worry; I have no misconceptions of ever achieving perfection, but I believe that attempting to become a better human each day is itself the worthy goal).
I’m doing this because I believe in transparency. I’ve used it alot in business management, and am now applying it to my personal goals as well.
Each week, I post a progress report on my (then current) goals called “Nude Numbers” for your critique and encouragement. I also post at least once a week on a variety of topics related to management techniques I apply, things I learn while trying to improve my mind, body, soul and spirit, and whatever else comes to mind.
I encourage you to come back regularly for updates, leave comments (I read all and reply to most), or send me e-mail at art (at) abclarke.com if you prefer to not publically post.
Here’s a summary of the major posts so far:
|Article||What it’s about|
|The Cortez School of Management||Why I’m “Running Naked”, how I got here, and what I’m trying to achieve.|
|How I Lost 25 Pounds by Being a Manager||A series of posts where I discuss 5 rules I’ve used for managing change professionally, and how I applied them to lose weight and get back in shape.|
|The Pragmatic Path to Agnosticism||A series of posts where I “run naked” on how I approach Spirituality and the nature of an Awesome Universe.|
|Pain, Suffering and Financial Loss||A plea for your help to raise money for people suffering from cancer, and for your support as I train for a 200 mile bike ride (September 2007) and the New York marathon (November 2007).|
|Why Doctors Use Soap||An introduction to a way of solving problems and tracking progress in both professional and personal contexts.|
|Nude Numbers||Week by week reports where I “run naked” with transparent data on how well I’m living up to my training commitments. The data is presented in SOAP note format.|
|Daydreaming, Laziness and Looking at the Negative||How I tackle goals in my life. Seriously|
|The Rules of Naked Management||The philosophies and practices I use when trying to manage and motivate transparent teams.|