Sensitivity

The concept of data privacy and security grows daily in importance and urgency. I’m personally heavily focused on these topics and I find particular interest in relating them to things such as open source code. There’s a lot to be learned and there are many different paths which could be taken. This recent paper took...

John Bardeen

We return now to a topic and an area where I have personally experienced significant growth in recent months. Perhaps I am growing wiser as I get older! I have come to realize there is a good bit of value to be found in learning from leaders in the past. I’ve also come to realize...

Episode 18: High Standards

Great leaders hold those around them to higher standards. Not only holding others to high standards but they also lead by example. Great leaders expect themselves to perform at peak performance as well. Sometimes this leads to burnout, sometimes this leads to breakdown. Strong leaders are able to handle …

Together

The combined results of several people working together is often much more effective than could be that of an individual scientist working alone.  – John Bardeen

Always Be Thinking: Loyalty

Sometimes building brand affinity is as simple as recognizing which company rules can be bent for the sake of the customer. The resulting goodwill sentiment and brand loyalty can yield far far more than any rewards program. This personalizes the brand and makes them feel approachable. Then a company will be perceived as a cool...

glass.venue.smiles

I just discovered something which has apparently been around a little while. The concept is specific geolocation based on 3×3 meter squares and 3 word assignments. As I have learned, this is the thesis behind what3words.com which has mapped the entire planet in a 3×3 meter grid and then assigned each a 3 word “name”....

Episode 17: Decision-Making

There are 4 important points regarding decision-making related to great leaders. Here’s a short list, before we focus in on the final and what I believe to be the most significant….

Exploring the Progression of Modern Software (Part 2)

Okay, I am so excited to get back to this topic. If you haven’t yet read the preceding post in this two-part series, then I’d recommend reading Exploring the Progression of Modern Software (Part 1) before continuing. I’ll wait. Done? Welcome back. That post gave us an incredible first half to this topic and I...

Free

There’s a common misconception in the world that anything which doesn’t require a fiat currency as payment for goods is somehow considered to be “free”. However, there are many other ways in which a business can “charge” for something. The beauty of this correlation exists when a business is able to capitalize on this feeling...