Category Archives: Leadership

The Power of Habit

For many years, I used this quote as my email signature: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.” — Aristotle Intuitively, I knew it to be true.  I just finished reading The Power … Continue reading

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The Ability to Act

I recently read the somewhat infamous novel Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand.  It’s a fascinating story that emphasizes the strength of the individual.  And, Rand does have some good insights into human nature, society, and economic systems – likely a … Continue reading

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Keep Your Head About You

Rudyard Kipling’s great poem If starts with these two lines: If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; … and finishes with these: Yours is the Earth and everything that’s … Continue reading

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Effective Remote Teams

Almost all of my work involves remote workers – inside the US in other offices, home offices, foreign counties, near time zones, and distant time zones.  The few tips in this article at HBR are a great starting point for … Continue reading

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Big Data isn’t the Silver Bullet Either

I have been excited about the latest round of improvements and new products that aid in the storage, processing, and analysis of big data.  I am particularly excited about Apache Spark (see last post) and some of the other tools … Continue reading

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