It isn’t often enough that a work like this, one of astonishing curiosity, intention, intelligent humour, and thoughtful artistry finds its way into my hands. Occasionally, such whimsical discoveries are connected to me in more ways than one.
The move to a new understanding, an action, a motion that moves us closer to a broader perspective.
Data flow diagrams are visual illustrations of processes that can help elevate your business in short order.
When I chose not to go to college, there were a lot of the kinds of reactions one might expect.
As ever, there are some things kids might ask for this year that might not be the best choice.
How can we teach kids media literacy so they grow up to be discerning?
Doors that people occasionally open to help us understand them don’t ever stay open. They require the same level of nurturing + gentle-reign-holding each + every time we endeavor to make safe passage near + through them. In order to guide our human collective to better design decisions every day, many opportunities to deliver the best solutions are still missed for reasons out of our control, because of budgets, politics, bias, etc.
Last night, in a dream of all things, I was reminded of a very real encounter that changed my perception for so much the better.
Since I last wrote about it, Technology Operations (TechOps for short) has evolved. Here’s how.
Like making lists? Me, too. Even though my lists may not look like lists in the traditional sense, they still serve a pretty cool purpose.
Yesterday was kind of a big deal, celebrated quietly inside my own heart. It was the 10th anniversary of the day I completed a labor of love that changed my life for so much the better.
Remember being little and curious? It’s not too late to get it back.
WARNING –> This is a long read, which is why the important stuff is at the top.
In his novel, Time Enough for Love, Robert A. Heinlein wrote the ultimate creedo for the human race.
If you’re trying to teach fish how to swim, it helps if you put them in the water.
Generally speaking, don’t use jargon. Just, don’t.
Experience is the move.
Neil Postman (March 8, 1931 – October 5, 2003) was an American author, media theorist and cultural critic, who was associated with NYU for forty years. He wrote countless articles, papers and seventeen books. Though my personal favorite is Teaching as a Subversive Activity, Neil is best known for his 1985 book about television, Amusing…
The first part of this post built an analogy, that centralization is like DIY (Do-it-Yourself) and decentralization is like DIT (Do-it-Together).
If we can agree on that analogy, simply for the sake of conversation, then we can take it a step further by looking through that lens into some specific contexts where this approach can add value to our efforts by breaking down our silos.
Before I moved to the State of Abe a few years ago, I lived in Juneau, Alaska. From time-to-time, I worked with military personnel, most often legal counsel, the types that handle deals to procure real estate on which to build things, all kinds of things, from barracks to administrative offices, training facilities and storage…
Tired: DIY (Do-It-Yourself)
Wired: DIT (Do-It-Together)
It’s not a big secret. Organizations need to be much more proactive about security. Firewalls and antivirus are not a plan anymore, they are doors and windows that can and will be circumvented. Expecting that attackers will simply stay off of your network is foolish. No one knows the moment they’ve been hacked. They find…