We’re Halfway There... This is number 26. Halfway. 50% down, 50% to go. Many blogs, I’ve discovered, start with an introduction, an explanation, an outline of the themes and topics that will be explored. I didn’t do that, I just started. So, maybe it’s time to explain. This is number 26. This is week 26.…Read more No. 26
Automation, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning. The Rise of The Machines is being trumpeted widely. A recent cover story of the New York Post described “Amazon Go”, Amazon’s new checkout-less brick and mortar supermarket experiment, as “the next major job killer”. The accompanying picture featured the image of a 1970’s era Sci-Fi robot with the Amazon…Read more The Rise of The Machines
We don’t see the signs very often, but occasionally we do. Anybody over a certain age will remember the familiar yellow and black rectangular signs that marked Cold War era public fallout shelters. Survivors would be able to go to these shelters following a nuclear attack and be “safe” from radioactive fallout. These signs were…Read more Fallout
Prudence in The Age of Science “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” George Santayana We can’t change the past, and we should not spend time and energy dwelling on our own and other people’s mistakes. But we should use the insight and understanding history provides to help us make better…Read more What’s Coming ‘Round the Bend?
Have you ever noticed how we seem to only use addition, never subtraction? Let me explain. We just keep adding layers, until our lives, personal and professional, look like a game of pickup sticks. When things go wrong, it's hard to figure out exactly which stick to pick to fix it. We know about the…Read more We Add But Rarely Subtract
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” John Quincy Adams What is a leader? How do you become a leader? How does a leader act? Good questions, with many good, if not always clear, answers. Some leaders are hired to their position, others…Read more A New Way to Lead
We spend a lot of time trying to figure out how to make better connections; with our customers, with our co-workers, with our employees, with each other. Basic human connections and strong relationships can be elusive. We make strong connections with some people, but it can be a struggle to expand beyond our immediate circle.…Read more Four Simple Actions to Build Better Connections