Why The Grumpiest Person Is Your Best Friend

“Who is your grumpiest, most irritable, most frustratingly difficult IT guy?” “Can you introduce me to him?” Sounds crazy, but let me tell you why I wanted to meet this person so much. I was running a software development team at the time. We were building a data visualization software for a government client–which posed […]

The One Word That’s Better Than “Productivity.”

When you hear the word “productivity” what do you think? iOS apps? Being busy? The Industrial Revolution? When I think of productivity, a few things come to mind. Sure, output is one of them. It’s a big one. But output isn’t the same as “more widgets, faster and cheaper.” Output also refers to quality, which […]

The Boring, Unsexy Thing That Gives People Confidence

This one isn’t a fun one. You know how these posts go, by now. Sometimes it’s motivational, sometimes it’s metaphorical, a lot of the time it’s reflective and a little of the time it’s hyper nitty-gritty detailed and tactical. No matter how the information gets out, it’s usually about doing more or increasing output. In general, […]