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Do You Work Without Pants?

I recently listened to a great podcast that Tim Ferriss put together  with Matt Mullenweg.  I’d never heard of Matt before and after learning more about him and what he’s accomplished frankly I’m not sure how.  You see Matt is largely responsible for the platform that powers this blog and millions of other blogs around the world,… Read more »

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3 Ways to Source New Ideas and Maximize Your Education-to-Entertainment Ratio

I’d like to explore some strategies for discovering and sourcing new ideas.  If you’re like me you’ve noticed the pace of innovation and the introduction of new technologies has accelerated substantially.  More importantly the degree of adoption has been staggering.  “Yeah, yeah…” I hear you saying, if you’re skeptical of this phenomenon consider that the… Read more »

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Automation vs Standardization

In my role as a solution architect I often get pulled into meetings to discuss “the state of automation” or to help provide estimates to automate existing manual processes.  The business case for automation is pretty clear cut in Information Technology or so it would seem.  Business cases can be made a few different ways… Read more »