Reserve your seat at the idea table

A beautiful thing happened this week. How many conversations do we have each week in the office to be polite but yet stay so general that the conversation is little more than exchanging pleasantries. It’s the quick pass-by in the hallway, the introduce at a meeting, or greeting during lunch time. This week I asked a colleague if he was Read More …

Practical speak for staying focused in the office

My greatest weakness? Focus and attention are aspects of my life that I think about each day as I try navigate through tasks and interactions with others. By nature, I’m a very task-driven and goal oriented person. I told my wife just this week that while this can be one of my strengths, it’s also my greatest weakness. I’m so Read More …

What I did for a close shave

I fell for a Facebook advertisement. If you are a man, you’ve probably seen the ad on Facebook for the Dollar Shave Club. I finally gave in to the temptation tonight and I’ve ordered a supply of the 4X option. I never thought I would let Facebook influence a purchase, but it happened. The allure of the product was too Read More …

Repeating software processes. To attract and repel.

Are we attracted to repetition? Yes.  We all are. It touches every facet of our lives. As a few examples, we eat the same types of foods each week, we watch the same TV series, and we read books that belong to a series. A study and report from Alix Spiegel of NPR captures the power of repetition in music Read More …