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In Need of Shared Beliefs

August 20, 2021 | Tags:

As I drove to the office this morning, I heeded a newly installed stop sign placed at an intersection that I’ve been speeding through for years. I assumed that data had demonstrated a need for this brief pause in my drive, so I accepted the slight inconvenience as a necessary compromise between my time and […] Read More

Back to the Future

July 22, 2021 | Tags: , ,

My wife and I love to host dinner parties. We enjoy the challenge of preparing new dishes that test our cooking skills and push us beyond our comfort zones. Frankly, it’s a bit stressful—the perfect weekend activity for a couple of type-A personalities. On Wednesday, I experienced that same anxious feeling I get just before […] Read More

An Old Guy’s Advice for High School Graduates

May 20, 2021 | Tags: ,

A few years ago, I was giving a presentation to a group of students at my alma mater. A woman in the audience raised her hand and asked, “What course most prepared you to run a business?” This question grabbed the attention of everyone in the room, and I felt all eyes on me. “That’s […] Read More

Returning to the office—a question of when or why?

April 15, 2021 | Tags: , ,

I’m assuming that one day I’ll have grandchildren. I can imagine telling a story about my old work experiences. “Yes, we once drove to a large centralized building called the office. We would unplug our home workstations, put them in the car with us and then plug them back in when we arrived. We would […] Read More

The End of Big Data?

March 12, 2021 | Tags: ,

In 1517, a little known monk named Martin Luther wrote a paper calling out some questionable practices of the Catholic Church. He nailed his 95 Theses to the doors of the Wittenberg Cathedral. This story would have been lost to history if not for a new technology introduced only 50 years earlier by the German […] Read More