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Month: November 2017

The Best Way to Scale Your Impact: Zach’s Theory of Delegation

The Best Way to Scale Your Impact: Zach’s Theory of Delegation

I’ve observed over the years that we are often our own worst enemies when it comes to our own career growth. We initially succeed through mastery, but it is mastery that holds us back from moving forward. Being the best in the company on a particular subject matter is great. It makes you the go-to person, gives you purpose, and earns you respect. This is a really strong motivator. It is so strong, that we hold fast to it, even…

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Mind and Machine: How I Learned to Become a Technologist from my TI-85

Mind and Machine: How I Learned to Become a Technologist from my TI-85

Technologists have a keen ability to push the limits of technology to maximize the difference it can make. We aren’t born this way. However, we all develop the curiosity to tinker with technology long before we make a career out of it. This journey started for many when they got their first computer. My brother was this way. He learned to program our Atari ST computer and push it to the limits. Surprisingly, this was not my start. I saw…

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The Business Value of Wearing a Costume to Work

The Business Value of Wearing a Costume to Work

So, I’m a bit odd, I know. For many years, I’ve conspicuously come to work on Halloween dressed as a science fiction character. The last couple of years, I’ve taken it even further by assembling my entire team for a meeting, giving it a theme, and conducting it in-character. Why on Earth would I do that? On the surface, it appears that I like to have fun, and that’s true. It also appears that I have a general irreverence for…

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