Entries tagged "Culture"

The Love Language Concept Gary Chapman’s book “The Five Love Languages” is a must read book for couples seeking a healthy, sustainable relationship.  The book disputes the golden rule which is commonly thought to be, “Treat other’s as YOU want to be treated,” and supplants it with “Treat others as THEY Read More

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In my almost sixty years of life I've learned a thing or two about leadership. I've seen strong leaders and weak managers, I've been a strong leader and a crappy boss. I've learned from the good and the bad. I've learned:  Leadership Scales... management fails Leadership empowers... management prods Leaders don't need to be Read More

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In a world where data creates transparency, passionately reinventing oneself  through  kick-ass lies is more difficult than 20 years ago. It’s too bad for a phony liars trying to raise money for a super-de-duper accelerator or a co-founder who pretend to have a college degree. Unfortunately for this new generation of truth obfuscators the internet Read More

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When Marissa Mayer left Google for Yahoo she jumped off a Runaway Train and hopped aboard a speeding meteor crashing to earth. What works for a runaway train does not convey to crashing meteors. Runaway trains are exhilarating, out of control, rocket ships of momentum. Crashing through all barriers, picking up steam Read More

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In the world, there are certain immutable physical laws. We  all know them.  You know, you’ve got your Newton’s Law of Gravity, your  Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, Moore’s Law…and now there’s Mr Cranky's Theorem of Agita and Angst. Newton – What goes up will come down Einstein – E = mc2 Moore – Computing performance will double every 2 Read More

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I hate to cut the lawn, so I don’t do it.  Here’s why: I spend a couple of hours and the lawn looks great for a day or two.  Yet in a week, I know I’m going to get out there again, sweat my butt off with the gnats, mosquitos Read More

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I write this post on the morning of Americas biggest sporting event of the year... the Super Bowl. In just a few hours two of the most talented teams in history will compete for the Championship of the National Football League (NFL). For the first time in 20 years two Read More

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No Worries I'm running a small company with headquarters in Denver and Brisbane Australia.  I'm in Brisbane with my Australian software engineering team and we're discussing the importance of our next release.  As a company we've burned through $64 million of other peoples money and our largest most important strategic partner Read More

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