Micro-Kindness Macro-Impact

 It is two o’clock in the morning on a cold December day 1985 and the phone rings. It’s a big fire in the South Bronx, a bunch of buildings are dilapidated, falling apart, and burning out of control.  A homeless person smoking crack started the whole blaze and now the buildings are burning and threatening families in the surrounding areas. The fire department sends NY’s finest to fight the beast and as the fire grows in size as word gets out across the airways for everyone to come and help.  

Gaslighting Knowledge Management

Technology companies have an agenda to make money.  As well, they should as the market demands results.  If they don't show progress and growth they get penalized by investors.  This creates a situation where the underlying motivator has to outweigh some kind of higher standards of organizational intent. 

Basically Digital Workshop Slides

GDS Cohen <-- Presentation to GDS Summit  Title: Basically Digital: Pragmatic Digital Perspective and Definitions Synopsis: The word “Digital” has many meanings.  Conversations both inside and outside are often confusing because of the assumptions made.   In order to be successful in these digital discussions,  we need to establish what we mean and our intent. The …

For the Sake of Hate

Photo by Tookapic on Pexels.com Hello. What do I tell my children about hate? What do I tell my children about love? How can the world be a beautiful place filled with wonder and a tragedy all at the same time? These questions and many others are the same questions we human beings ask ourselves …

Can’t Stop Saying, Sir

Virtual Collar Device In the military, there is clarity of role and responsibility. Someone has a designation and rank which is clearly displayed unless a condition exists in which it cannot be. Someone has contextual control of a situation and leads under a condition, state or mode. Everything is simplified in the understanding of who …

Cloud Up in Smoke

Future View Cloud Burst Into The Cloud - For years I have written about the problems with the cloud computing model and my fears for business dependency on cloud providers.  Many of my concerns have come to fruition. I have met with and discussed these issues with global CIO’s, vendors and consulting firms and I …

Understanding Each Other

I saw this on LinkedIn posted by Dean Watson  I don't know where this originally came from but felt strongly enough to share this with my network The man doesn't know that there is a snake underneath. The woman doesn't know that there is a stone pressing on the man. The woman thinks: "I am …

Land the Job

  Top 3 Things to Do   Understand Your Network If you are like me, you have a pretty great network.  In my case, I have hundreds of connections and most of these people I know in one form or another.   I recognize my network and engage them often.   When I am looking for help …

Kill Performance Reviews

Companies Need to End Individual Performance Reviews Consider for a moment we are sitting in the audience of a symphony orchestra.  They are playing  ..You listen to them play and now you are given a score card to rate them. You now have to pick one of the musicians and choose which one is the best.  …

Hiring “Think Silver”

New Ways of Working | Digital Workplace | Silver Solution Silver Stars Faster to work (Time to competency) - They already know a lot. Less training required - Many older workers focus on learning the things they need to know to do the job and require less overall training. Upward mobility not issue - Many older workers …