“When the number of options available are limited, it is foolish to fuss and fret. We should instead simply choose the best of them and move on with life. To behave otherwise is to waste precious time and energy.” William B. Irvine, The Stoic Challenge On my best days, I feel like these words personify […]Read more "How Would Stoics View Org Transformation?"
“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” — Frederick Douglass Change is hard. Mr. Douglass knew all too well how struggle and change go hand in hand. Born a slave, he managed to find as much of an education as he could in those days. Once he could read, he read as much […]Read more "Change Is Hard, So Get Started Already!"
Book tours can sometimes make for tough presentations. The author wants to whet the appetite of the audience to elicit more purchases without giving too much away. The audience wants to hear from the speaker about exciting topics without hearing the words “buy the book” more than once. Yet, when you have a speaker like […]Read more "Don’t Let The Cuckoo Effect Ruin Your Organization"
The airwaves in December are filled with making your dreams come true. Commercials (you know, the stuff you fast forward through), have taught us that everyone wants a car with a big red bow, the newest Apple device, and for him to go to Jared. Not only do we want it, we deserve it. It […]Read more "Blog Post: What Is Your Hyperreality?"
We get this question asked a lot by our customers. Some are asking because they want to know what could possibly produce so much quality work, others because they want to know if they can trust us. Either way, it’s a common consideration for anyone choosing a vendor. If you can’t wrap your head around […]Read more "Blog Post: Can You Tell Me About Your Process?"
Much like XP and Agile, there is a disparity of information involved with describing what exactly people mean when they say their shop is “lean”. While the definition itself may be simple to pass along to the uninitiated, beginning the process can be a huge mess of confusion. Lean is self-descriptive, but not indicative of […]Read more "Blog Post: What Do You Mean By ‘Lean’?"
Right out of college, after my dream to work for ESPN was smashed to smithereens, I started a career in sales. I know, I know, save your indignation for another day. It’s a long story on how I got to my current field, so I’ll save you. Needless to say, I have felt both sides […]Read more "Blog Post: What Business Value Can Provide Your Work"