Monthly Archives: April 2020

Know Now

What if you could accurately predict, in fact even know, your quarterly results at the beginning of a quarter rather than at the end of a quarter? That is the question that Eric Robinson and I explored many times over … Continue reading

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Programming a Computer makes me Happy

Translating an idea from my head into an inanimate extremely logical computer AND seeing the idea come to life makes me happy. Even after 50 years of creating software and software products I am always “surprised by the joy” of … Continue reading

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Lifelet: I love my Raspberry Pi and Python

I love my Raspberry Pi!!! What else is there to do after 39 days of self-quarantine but to relearn how to program. It’s been 35 years since I programmed professionally.  There are many who would argue that I never did. … Continue reading

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Corona Virus Accelerates Digital Transformation

“Knowledge has three eyes: memory when it looks at the past, wisdom when it looks at the present and responsibility when it deals with the future.” – 1642, Michael Wexonius In March of 2016, I had the pleasure of sharing … Continue reading

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Why are there so few visual analytics applications?

I wish I knew. Robert Crawford asked “Why are there so few interactive visualization software application products in the legal space?  Attenex Patterns showed us the power of visual analytics to dramatically improve productivity in the legal market.  Yet, outside … Continue reading

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From My Chair: Vacation from History

“All civilizations face their fragilities. Many residents of the world’s wealthiest nations, particularly Americans, have felt fortunate to live through a period largely insulated from shocks and disruptions. This “vacation from history” enabled many to become accustomed to living at … Continue reading

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Explorations: Japanese Exclusion Memorial

Places evolve.  Life changes.  Lives change.  Attitudes broaden.  Or not. In the midst of self-quarantine in the new normal, we take social distancing walks from our home most days.  Today’s walking journey brought us to the Bainbridge Island Japanese Exclusion … Continue reading

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A Zoom Wake in the Age of a Pandemic

Nick Nussbaum died earlier this week.  He died of the corona virus due to underlying health conditions. Nick died without family, friends or colleagues present.  Only the brave medical professionals were in attendance. We found out about his passing days … Continue reading

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A Product Produces Outcomes

What is an outcome? “So let’s start by defining the word in our context: an outcome is a change in human behavior that drives business results. Outcomes have nothing to do with making stuff—though they sometimes are created by making … Continue reading

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A Product is a Conversation

I am in conversation with hundreds of products a day.  From my Fitbit to my iPhone/iPad to my desktop computer to my Honda CRV, I converse with the products in my life.  Alexa Show takes that even farther by letting … Continue reading

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