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Treat Your Partners like…um, well…Partners

 “Nothing works better than just improving your product.” — Joel Spolsky, Stack Overflow co-founder In today’s business environment, it’s far too easy to get caught up in the new hype of the day.  That could be new methodology, new technology,

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Stop Complaining! Do Something!

I realize this is very preach-y, but still needs to be said periodically.  Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the two quotes above together in one…so my quote for this post is: “Don’t complain about things you’re not willing to help change…and

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Know Your Strengths and Weaknesses

Every so often, I’m reminded that I really need to live my own life and not someone else’s.  Last night, that hit me hard and square in the face.  I went on a craft beer brewery tour with some friends. 

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Open Indy: Techies…Help your community and help yourself!

 So who wouldn’t want to help their own career while improving the community?  Sounds like a win-win, right?  Yes, it is!  That’s what Open Indy is!  The newest “brigade” from Code for America is now forming in central Indiana.  While we’ve

Posted in business intelligence, Career, programming

Ethics in Technology?

 For this week’s post, I’ll start with a song quote rather than a movie quote: “…sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same…”.  As I was thinking about the topic of ethics, this song came on my Pandora

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You CAN Have It All…Media: Get Over It

 Can we all get together and petition the media to – once and for all – ban stories about the overly vague question of  “can you have it all”? This time, an onslaught of media pile-on was sparked by Pepsi

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The Office Elephant in the Room

This is continuing my thoughts on the 21st Century workplace and focuses on the office itself.  I’ve been in a variety of companies with a variety of configurations.  I’ve recently really embraced minimalism…like real minimal.  My “office” is now my

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