Career

Thriving in Adversity

When I was a kid, my dad owned a powder coating business. For those not familiar, powder coating is where you spray electrostatically charged colored powder…

Leadership

Human and Golf Course Architecture

"Narrow fairways bordered by long grass make for bad golfers. They do so by destroying the harmony and continuity of the game, and in causing a…

Financial Independence

Foundations of Financial Independence

Here are some slides I put together for a recent talk outlining the keys to Financial Independence. This is something I've been pursuing for a few…

Life

Sabbatical

I've regularly been posting articles - at least once per month - since 2010.  This year, a few things came up that took my attention away…

Career

Alternative to Arguing

Sometimes you're right, and you know it.  Unfortunately, we live in a world where those around us may not know what we know.  Worse than that…

Productivity

How to Drastically Reduce Your PowerPoint File Size

I just tried to email a PowerPoint I was working on to a colleague for some feedback and realized, to my horror, that the file size…

Career

Wooden Blocks

I was listening to a Manager Tools podcast over the weekend and they shared a great Civil War era poem by Stephen Vincent Benet that applies…

Frameworks

DiSC

I spent the first several years of my career as a software developer with an incorrect understanding of my default behavioral tendencies. I thought because I…