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Thinking Big is no longer the Answer

There is a reason Mark Zuckerberg is a billionaire and Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss and Divya Narendra are not. Big ideas do not get you anywhere, big actions do. Solutions without actions are just suggestions How do you turn thinking into actions? Everything starts with a thought, but it is not the answer, it is only the...

The Age of Platforms

Platform comes from the French word, plateforme, literally 'flat shape'. Even though we tend to think of platforms as websites and software these days, what tends to come to mind, in comparison, is the public square, or what the ancient Greeks would call agora, meaning to gather together. It is commonly translated as assembly...

How Climate Change Can Help With Climate Change

Are you retro-fitting the solution, or are you rethinking the problem? Whatever your position is on climate change, there is no denying that change is always happening. But, is climate change really the problem or the solution. I want to challenge you to think different about your approach when looking at problems. I am not...

Teach a Man to Phish

Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime. This old adage could not be more true in the world of cyber security. Phishing is a cyber attack that uses the method of disguising email as a weapon, or the bait. It is...

What To Do About Bad Reviews

Nothing! I could end my post there, but I won't, and I will tell you why. Context. Without context, things are pretty worthless. If you saw a review titled, "This Thing Sucks!", you might think it was a bad review. But what if I told you, the review was about a vacuum. Immediately, with just...

Are We Using the Wrong Search Engine?

Search engines are not new, they have been around in different forms since the beginning of time. People, books, even the world around us, is one big search engine. When you think about it, there is one thing a search engine is designed for, questions. If you were to search something in Google right...

Navigating Scale in a Competitive Workforce

Taking small steps has never been difficult, unless you are Neil Armstrong, of course. We tend to do really well with incremental changes. Going from 1 to 1 million is much harder and might seem impossible at times, but soon it may be the norm. The workforce is changing, and there is more competition than...

Are We Getting What We Need?

I had a really weird experience the other day. I was running some errands and had no plan to get out of the car, when I remembered I needed to run by the bank and of course, I forgot my face mask. I quickly looked around my car and found an old bandana. I...

How Online Marketing and Advertising is Changing

In the last 10 years of professionally providing Web and Marketing services, I have heard one thing more than anything else. "I just want to be on the first page of Google" This statement, which is usually followed with a very low budget, is the bane of my existence. People always want the DIY price...