Rock Climbing My Career

I’m a lifelong climber and at my “peak,” lived to have my hands and feet on vertical rock. I still love putting on my harness and finding time to climb. ...

Chris Taylor’s IoT Interview at InterOp 2015 Las Vegas

Chris was recently interviewed at the close of the Internet Summit at InterOp in Las Vegas. Here were his answers on the key things to consider about the Internet of ...

Surprising Ingredients of IoT Success

Cognitive science, business semantics, and human resources must come together to make IoT truly useful. The Internet of Things (IoT) isn’t really about “things.” It’s more about the myriad disciplines ...

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IoT Is About Analysis, Not Things

When we emphasize “things” in the Internet of Things, we obscure its ...

Love In The Time Of Images

“Too much love is as bad for this as no love at all.” ...

We Talk Value To The Customer, But…

If I had a dollar for every time I heard or read ...

Seth Godin and Random Numbers – The Other Argument

Seth Godin’s piece from this weekend, The tyranny of random numbers was interesting but it needs ...

Artificial Intelligence Is Almost Ready For Business

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an idea that has oscillated through many hype ...

Hey, Sales Rep, Your Intentions are Transparent

Sales people are transparent and this translates to their greatest strength or ...

Without Startup Experience, Do You Qualify For Tech Work?

I’ve been in technology my entire career and it has been an ...

Stop Looking At Big Data As The Problem (And Start Looking At Integration)

Big Data is the phrase that won’t die. It made sense when ...

Workers need to survive digital business

While the world seizes the opportunities presented by an increasingly digital ecosystem, ...

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Almost No One Is Going To Buy Your Products

As Seth Godin wrote last week, “There’s a huge difference between “no one” and “almost no one. Almost no one is going to hire you. Almost no one is going to become a true fan…” Reading his piece, you realize quickly that his seemingly negative piece is genius — it is a very healthy mindset and […]

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When Humor Makes You Rich – Aaron Levie And Box

Aaron Levie, the funniest CEO in America (and possibly the world), just became one of the richest comics never to appear on Saturday Night Live. His company, Box, went public last week and I couldn’t be happier for him (and them). In the Silicon Valley world of self importance and taking the absurd seriously, Levie […]

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Selling Isn’t For Everyone

Selling isn’t for everyone. It isn’t that people can’t be trained or that someone who wants it badly can’t figure it out, it’s that many people aren’t willing to do what it takes to sell once successfully, keep customers happy, and develop long-term and repeatable success. The short list of what stands in the way […]

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LA Wants Taxis To Be More Like Uber

San Francisco, the home of so many tech startups, has no choice but to support Uber, the ride sharing service that has been criticized in many places for its aggressive tactics and persistent habit of ignoring local laws. But outside of San Francisco, Uber has had a rocky road with governments that have at times […]

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Nanotechnology Makes Health Diagnosis Look Like Star Trek

Watching Star Trek growing up, the idea of having a device that could provide instant diagnosis of health seemed about as futuristic as the show itself. Bones would simply pass his tricorder over the patient and know instantly what was wrong with them. It seemed futuristic because in our daily lives, something as simple as […]

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Two Paths To The Dream Of Business Ownership

A record number of American adults, 13%, are involved in the startup economy.  Many more dream of participating and believe they can be successful.  The popularity of the hit series, The Profit, hosted by Marcus Lemonis, attests to the enduring popularity of this dream.  Each week, he helps struggling businesses with high potential “get it right” […]

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Personalization Attacks The Automotive Industry

The hottest trend in technology is personalization. The term usually gets applied to the ways data can be used to make the message, product, service and experience tailored to an individual. The focus on serving the “one” is the trend that will take us through the next decade of technology change. Another facet of change […]

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Tech And Life In A Personalized World

Watching technology advance amazes me. Tech rarely unfolds as a stunning breakthrough but instead arrives in tiny slices of change. How often is the world as fundamentally shifted as the day the original iPhone was announced? Rarely. Knowing this, there’s a real advantage as an individual or an organization in knowing the overriding trend that links […]

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Police Transparency, North Korea and Flight Tracking in 2015

Technology brings remarkable things to our lives that offer a chance to be safer, healthier and more social. It gives us new choices for how to live and just to know things. Technology can do even more and 2015 offers us a chance to tackle some of the biggest problems — those of transparency — that […]

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Are you personally ready for digital business?

There’s one thing that’s very clear from every headline and prediction about how work gets done — we’re moving rapidly to a digital business model. Digital business is far more than the latest round of applied technology. Digital business is also much more than Big Data, e-Commerce, Cloud, the Internet of Things, Machine Learning, Robotics […]

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It’s all about the data dividend

The future of every business is wholly dependent on being positioned to receive a significant data dividend. Sitting in the audience at TIBCO Now, listening to speaker after speaker talk about rapidly accelerating technology change, it becomes clear that knowing everything will change doesn’t prepare anyone for the change itself. “Accelerating pace of change” has […]

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The IT And Business Trends To Track In 2015

It’s that time of year when the crystal ball gets a polish and we look ahead to what will impact business and IT in the coming 12 months. Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining. For Some. Cloud is no longer a buzzword. It’s here. Nothing more to see so move along and get with it. […]

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I hate my bank and that’s OK

I hate my bank. Wait, that’s only partially true. I hate my bank that offers a location wherever I happen to be, has tellers and allows me to deposit and withdraw small or large sums of cash. I have another bank that offers none of these things and I don’t hate that bank. In fact, […]

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Don’t hate me if I freeze my eggs

The story broke this week in TechCrunch, LA Times and many other publications that Facebook and Apple offer a benefit to working mothers of up to $20,000 to freeze eggs. Under pressure early in their career to achieve job success, women face a dilemma that if they put off having children, they face the risk of being less […]

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