Category Archives: Tech


Imagining the Path to Success: Frame It

Imagining the Path to Success

The 7 C’s ti Communicate More Effectively



Human-Robot Sociology


Interesting work from Matt Beane: “What can the practice of surgery with the da Vinci teach us about work in the 21st century?”

New Ideas


  • “In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.” – Yogi Berra
  • “If we knew what we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?” – Albert Einstein


Edward Tufte, a True Pioneer in the Field of Data Visualization!

Can’t wait to meet with Edward Tufte on Monday! Edward Tufte is an American statistician and professor emeritus of political science, statistics, and computer science at Yale University. He is noted for his writings on information design and as a pioneer in the field of data visualization.


Lesson in Data Visualization from Pablo Picasso

In the field of Information Technology we often have an over-abundance of data. The next time you present findings to your team, consider distilling down the information to make the most impact and aid in better decision making.




Visualizing Wikipedia Compute and Database Backend

Visualizing Wikipedia Compute Backend


Agile in the Enterprise: To Succeed, Avoid the Fundamentalists

Myth vs. Reality – Thoughts?

  1. Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
    > While this is great for small teams or start-ups, inside enterprises, a lack of alignment in different levels often generates more heat than results.
  2. Working software over comprehensive documentation
    > If taken too literally, a radical agilist might despise any documentation, which in the long run lead could lead to impossible recovery.
  3. Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
    > Enterprises, however, cannot afford to have zero visibility about deadlines and the productivity of agile teams.
  4. Responding to change over following a plan
    > A team that is not capable of measuring its own performance and understanding what’s affecting it is not as effective than those that do.



19th Century Org Chart

19th Century Org Chart



Year In Review: Anual Report

The stats helper monkeys prepared an Annual Report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 19,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 4 Film Festivals

Mark Driscoll

A friend is one who tells you what you don’t want to hear with a love you cannot deny.

Interconnection of Companies


8 Ways to Access Gmail if it Goes Down

8 Ways to Access Gmail When Down:

  1. Safe mode –
  2. Secure mode –
  3. Older version –
  4. Basic mode –
  5. Mobile mode – or
  6. iPhone mode –
  7. iGoogle gadget –
  8. “No browser checking” mode –

Ideal 4×4 Monitor Setup


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