Corners

Corners are everywhere. They are milestones for our lives. They are course changing decisions that need to be made. Corners are always there; we just don’t see them until pressure is applied. Sometimes they are subtle other times they are blatant. Corners refine tribes and cultures and either unify or divide. Corners make or break leaders. They are also known …

Mapping

We often think of ourselves as autonomous beings that don’t create cause and effect. But reality proves that our actions and work are not performed in a vacuum but rather in an ecosystem. Ecosystems are intricately connected, take away or add one aspect to the structure and you will have effectively changed the entire system.  Every action taken has a …

Business reasons for website maintenance

Most businesses are looking for their website to accomplish the following business objectives:  Website availability Brand well-being Flow Decision-making Nimble marketing Website availability Regular website maintenance assures you that your website is always active, and you have peace of mind that it’s doing what you want it to do. You had your website designed for a purpose and in order …

AI and the Why

AlphaGo is an award-winning documentary available on Youtube.  Spoiler Alert!  It’s about the ancient Chinese board game called Go being challenged by an artificial intelligence program developed by Google’s DeepMind.  It was once said that computers are not equipped to make cognizant or conscious decisions based on feelings or intuition, rather they are better suited for simple computation at scale, …

Technical reasons for website maintenance

Why does website maintenance matter? Think about your car needing maintenance. It won’t work without regular oil changes, tire rotation, replacing parts that break through wear and tear, and even putting gas in the gas tank (or charging your electric car). All of these things are maintenance, and it turns out websites need this too. But I used to have …

Why isn’t my email working?

Firefighting is a noble profession, but being a firefighter in business means there are problems in the business. Here’s an example of a business fire: A business had an urgent issue. They were getting notified by their customers that their email was sending bounce-back messages. Their website was also down. Upon digging further it turned out they had not renewed …

Tomorrow

Tomorrow will never be today. It will never come. It only happens tomorrow. So how can it help today? There are a lot of people who fail because they are always looking at tomorrow to get things done. They are placing their hopes and dreams in something that will never happen. It is always and will forever be today. I am …

Winds, Whims, & Roots

It’s a beautiful sunny day, blue skies and white puffy clouds. Watching the clouds fly across the sky being driven by the wind is cool to watch. Watching how the wind shapes them to look like ducks, faces, and dogs with wings, it makes you stop and pause for a moment. Sometimes though, the wind is what drives the storm, and the …

More Than Ranking

Once you get over 1 million likes, once your blog is read by every user on the internet, once you SEO your way to the top spot on Google… Then what? What is it you are really pursuing? Are likes, follows, page views, clicks, and shares the “end-all,” and “be-all,” of everything that you are doing? It’s important to pause and look …

Real Life Degrees

What if education occurred in every moment of every day? What if learning happened at home, work, and throughout our everyday lives? What if everyone you came into contact with was a teacher? And what if all of these teachers taught you how to do something? How would that impact your life? What if I told you this is exactly what …