Company Culture

Wha…? Projects? Initiatives? Business Alignment?

Summary: Executive participation is required to make strategy-based initiatives happen successfully, and without it the strategy will be hobbled or blocked completely. In other words, you cannot be a hands off executive if you want to see your strategy succeed. Something that really caught my attention in the past has been the fast and loose […]

If you want the Internet to “be nice” it is up to you, here’s a big reason why

In the relentless drive to cut the cost of human labor to zero, the ultimate dream of anonymous investors, online companies are working diligently to create human-like bots using neural networks to sound more convincing. At the same time, we in the great unwashed mass of humanity are insisting that our opinions are heard and […]

The Long Run – Once You Have Lots of Customers…

Chatting with one of my friends who is working on some very cool cloud products in a very entrepreneurial team, he regaled me with his field support challenges, Sorry, I’ve had a horrible few weeks – I’ve been bouncing back and forth between 2 cities fixing up (name redacted) cloud, just got back again last night. The […]

The Boogie Man Is Us!

This should be scary, but it could be solved if companies are interested in long term prosperity. This is the internet version of the infrastructure aging that’s going on all over the country. Bridges, roads, railroads (still important), rapid transit, whatever doesn’t make a boatload of money but are still needed by everyone. Software “quality” […]

It’s Good To Hear “No” In Business and Tech

Wait, what? Did you hear a “No” in your group? Is that person saying “no” a negative person who will drag the rest of your team down and infect them with doubt? Maybe your team will turn on that person, and burn them out of the picture. It happens all the time. Lots of leaders refuse […]