Ignored

In case you missed the recent news I feel its worth mentioning and drawing your attention to it again. This headline shouldn’t surprise you. In fact, I read it and felt vindicated in my constant and growing borderline paranoia. This is a problem but a solution is coming. I am so incredibly fascinated by this...

Originality

orig•i•nal, n A thing of singular or unique character; a person who is different from other people in an appealing or interesting way; a person of fresh initiative or inventive capacity. Years ago, psychologists discovered that there are two routes to achievement: conformity and originality. Conformity means following the crowd down conventional paths and maintaining...

Mautic is not your average JOE

Mautic has always been a strong marketing automation platform, but one thing I’ve continually pushed for is the ways in which Mautic will be leading the way into the Martech future. We have the opportunity now to set the bar for what marketing automation software looks like in the future. I’ve already talked about a...

Food For Thought

‘The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.’ –Winston Churchill, House of Commons, 22 October 1945

The Importance of Directions

There’s something oddly comforting about directions. A sense of confirmation that you’re doing the right thing. And this gives a feeling of confidence and empowerment to the directions-follower. Good directions offer guidance and support when needed without making the follower feel like they are being terribly restricted and still able to maintain a sense of...

Alexa

I read a fascinating news article yesterday which highlighted something incredibly interesting about the use of Alexa in the real world. Curious? Here are a few stats: Amazon has sold more than 50 million Alexa-enabled devices. Only 2% of those people have made a purchase through Alexa. And of the 2%, more than 90% never...

Why some tech fails

I’ve been doing a good bit of research lately on a topic that I admit I didn’t know nearly as much about as I should have. But thankfully I’m a fast learner so I’ve been able to pick up on it quickly and probably catch up with the majority of you. I was struck by...

Fighting feature bloat in open source

I’ve grown up in open source, I learned how to code in open source and my thinking about software was founded on the principles of open source. Needless to say as things went along I realized there were some interesting and unique problems associated with open source software. But before we dig in there’s a...

Busy, Busy, Busy

I’ve written about it before and I’ve talked about it before, but I don’t think I’ve ever done so in relationship to being a good leader. So that’s our lightning fast podcast topic for today! Are you busy, busy, busy…doing nothing?