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The First Step: Creating Intentional Ground Rules

Uncategorized Jul 01, 2020

I was just having a conversation with my wife about...well, something I can't remember. But I DO know that at some point in the conversation, she said, "Well, if you could, you would work all the...

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Differentiating Learning from Tinkering

vision Jun 18, 2020

I have a thousand interests. Truth be told, once you understand the adventure in learning something new, everything becomes an interesting door of opportunity: fixing the air condition, installing...

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Process and People

planning Jun 15, 2020

I've been keenly interested in the latest developments around project management. Up until now, the PMP certification has been built around the PMBOKv6 guide, which is entirely focused on process,...

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Don't Kill Your Day

planning Jun 09, 2020

Thanks to my wife, I've become a schedule-minded person. I wasn't always this way; pre-marriage (which has become a strange, fuzzy blur in my mind), my schedule was always blank. I showed up to my...

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Those Who Yell Loudest Do the Least

learning Jun 08, 2020

A friend of mine was recently giving me perspective on the riots that are consuming our nation. He said, "don't worry, this will soon pass - those who yell the loudest actually do the least." He is...

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Do What You Hate

focus Jun 05, 2020

We live in a "snapshot world." That is, most of our events, news stories, and advice is given from a specific point in time, and a narrative is created around that moment. For example, a hiker is...

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The First Step of Simplifying: Define Your Technology Project

planning May 29, 2020

It was 2am; exactly two hours past the end of my data center "outage window." I was staring at the strings of network cabling weaving its way in and out of the equipment I had just re-racked,...

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My Wife Died Last Night

focus May 28, 2020

I often write these blogs from the porch of my house - the first 30 minutes of the day before I grab some breakfast and start working. During this time, I usually pause for moments of thought and...

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Four Steps to Turn Learning into Value

learning May 27, 2020

A few days ago, I wrote that I’ve found Information is NOT Power; it’s actually quite the opposite. I want to make sure you understand I’m not saying information is bad and that...

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There is No Such Word as Focusi

focus May 26, 2020

Single Lens, Single Focus
I’m hyper-interested in just about…anything. Network technology. Family. Gardening. Guitar. Cooking. You name it – after getting past the initial barrier...

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