I’m an active guy. Slowing down is not something I do well. At work, I stay busy. At home, I stay busy.Even when I go on vacation, I don’t vacation. What is this “relaxation” you speak of? So here’s a great example of what I’m talking about. I planned a family trip to Disney a… Read More Part of Leadership. Learn to Relax.
I love planning. Absolutely, love it. I don’t think I realized how much I enjoyed planning until more recently as my job responsibilities have changed. I enjoy looking into the future to create vision and devising plans on how to achieve that vision. Thinking through the details, all the angles, all the possibilities. It excites… Read More Strategic Planning
Our universe is an amazing place. It is an infinitely complex system. Truthfully, it is billions of infinitely complex systems called galaxies. I’m constantly amused and bewildered at people who try to explain the universe’s origin with the “Big Bang” or other theories. The universe is more complex than our human minds can comprehend, so… Read More The Only True to Scale Model of our Solar System
Ever since my sixth grade science class, I’ve had a fascination with Astronomy. Although it has ebbed and flowed over time, I’ve my desire to learn more about astronomy and someday own a “monster” telescope has remained. My parents bought my first telescope for me in 7th or 8th grade. I don’t recall exactly when,… Read More Planets, Stars and Galaxies. Our Beautiful Universe.
After taking a 1 year break from blogging, I’m back albeit with a different purpose. The original reason behind my blog was to use it as a networking tool. I feel like I accomplished my goal. I used the blog as a calling card when reaching out to top tier business leaders. CEOs, CIOs, CTOs,… Read More Blogging Again
Our company was fortunate to have Joe Beam the marriage guru come speak to us the other day. He’s a great speaker and had some very inspiring things to say. My wife and I went through Joe’s Family Dynamics class back in 2007. Now after 17 years of marriage, that class was one of the… Read More Ideas on Building a Stronger, Better Marriage
I’ve recently tried to step up my reading. In doing so, I’ve been able to finish 3 books in the past week. Now, don’t think too much of me. If you were able to see my backlog of reading material, well, let’s just say any positive impression of my past weeks achievement would evaporate instantly.… Read More 3 Recently Read Books
Technology is changing. The way companies use technology is changing. The past – technology teams and CIOs relied upon by the organization as service level. Translation: Business leaders come up with ideas. Business leaders tell the technology department what they want or need. The technology team fulfills those requests. Very service level driven. The future… Read More A New Breed of CIO
One more session and I’ll be leaving SXSW for the trip back to wonderful Nashville, TN. This was my second time to SXSW in 3 years. One the last trip, we brought along several members of our development team. With this trip we tried a new approach and brought along the leaders of our Digital… Read More My Time at SXSW 2014
As I was perusing the social scene this evening, I began checking up on a few of my favorite online companies and their CEOs. LinkedIn‘s Jeff Weiner, and Yahoo‘s Marissa Mayer. I couldn’t help but notice Marissa’s 400,000 twitter followers and Jeff’s 60,000. I began pondering my own social footprint. Truthfully, I’ve not been interested… Read More Josh James and DOMO