Bringing in Non-Experts

Bringing in Non-Experts

Seeking out experts is invaluable when you need something built correctly or need help in troubleshooting why something isn’t working. The drawback to expertise is the same thing that makes them valuable; they know too much. Experts know what is possible and how things should work. This is a significant disadvantage when trying to come…

Writing and Sales

Writing and Sales

I believe there are two skills EVERYBODY should work on regardless of their title or role: writing and sales. Writing I think writing is the ultimate self challenge. It is a way for you to argue with yourself and work out your ideas so that other people can understand them. When you sit there looking…

Bored Time

Bored Time

I wish I was bored more often. Sometimes I make time just to be bored. It is getting harder and harder in our connected world to be bored though and I think it is detrimental to our creativity. When our brains are constantly being stimulated, there is no break to digest the information. As soon…

What an Opportunity

What an Opportunity

There are two ways to look at change; you can try to fight it or you can say “what an opportunity”. Blockbuster fought to keep late fees and physical stores because that is who they were. What if they would have saw the competition from Netflix and said “what an opportunity to reduce overhead and…

40oz. to Freedom

40oz. to Freedom

One of my all time favorite albums is 40oz. to Freedom by Sublime. It was their first album and was released under a made up label that was used because in the 1990’s, venue owners would only have bands signed to record labels. The album is rough. The first song starts out with a dog…