4 Signs of a Dysfunctional Workplace

2018-08-16T11:42:27+00:00 August 13th, 2018|

I’m really embarrassed when I stumble into the dysfunctional parts of adulthood. Particularly, dysfunctional teams at companies.  I wish there were a better word than “embarrassed,” but it’s the best word I have. It’s a blend of surprise, shame, and disappointment. I mean, we are all adults here, yet somehow we are messing this [...]

The Problem of Blame

2018-08-13T16:42:34+00:00 August 6th, 2018|

It’s easy to blame others for your problems. This is true in your personal life, and in your professional life too. However convenient it is to blame others for you problems in the short term, there are long-term effects that are toxic.

The Last Blog You Should Ever Read about Millennials

2018-06-07T07:10:12+00:00 June 5th, 2018|

Discussion about the "Millennials at Work" has become an obsession within our culture. This could be casual talk at the coffee shop, at your water cooler, or in elaborate articles from well respected news outlets. Where ever you go, there is so much chatter, but so little clarity. So my goal is to end [...]

The Problem of Hindsight Bias

2018-03-08T13:14:19+00:00 March 7th, 2018|

There was an irresistible TV mini-series on VH1 called “I love the 1980s" that debuted late in 2002. Over the course of ten episodes, VH1 showcased each year of the 80s and all the stuff that defined that year: popular music, fashion, trends, TV shows, movies, and occasionally something about politics. The show was [...]

Models for Predicting the Future: Gartner’s Hype Cycle

2018-08-14T08:56:09+00:00 February 15th, 2018|

Last week in the blog, I talked about how echo chambers can create wrong-headed predictions about the future.   This week, I want to talk about my favorite model for understanding the hype that surrounds a new technology: Gartner's Hype Cycle.  I've added emojis to their famous chart because--well--I think that [...]

What the Internet of Things (IoT) Can Teach Us About Echo Chambers

2018-02-15T14:32:10+00:00 January 15th, 2018|

This the topic of the blog today is about hype. Trends. Predictions. If you dare make predictions about the future, you will inevitably find yourself embarrassed by your own predictions. Mostly because predictions are made in the excitement of the present moment, often when we are surrounded by like-minded people. Echo Chambers: an environment in [...]

WordPress or SquareSpace?

2018-08-06T15:41:24+00:00 May 30th, 2017|

Which is better platform for building websites? Wordpress or SquareSpace. Understand the pros and cons of each platform and find what's right for you.