After two years of helping empower some of the world’s leading nongovernmental organizations (NGO) with technology to change the world, I’m shifting gears in 2016 to search for new opportunities. The choice not to renew my contract was a tough one but after doing a bit of soul searching and asking myself a few tough questions about my client’s business, I determined the time was right…
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In a world of perfection often perpetuated by social media and digital culture, it’s easy to get caught up in the idea that everyone else’s life is perfect and the film of your life you’ve been making is mostly bloopers. Over the years, I’ve come to realize this idea is pure fiction. Life in general is mostly bloopers. That final film you see is often carefully…
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From smartphones to internet news, our modern world is filled with distractions which suck time. While it’s easy to blame technology for the sorry state of modern human attention, one could argue it’s only amplifying human intention and seeking to create more leisure time we all crave. While I’d like to say I’m a shinning example of productivity all of the time, I freely admit technology and…
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Routine, it often helps lay the groundwork for success. But while routine is often billed as the formula for success, the form it takes widely varies. After all, some business leaders start their day with a solid 3-mile run while others prefer a slower pace which includes coffee and a collection of news stories. So that begs the question, what is the perfect morning routine? Honestly, I thought about…
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Link Locker is a collection of links from the web, curated by Joshua Holland Tech Spotlight Facebook Safety Check, availability varies: Facebook responds to criticism regarding its decision to activate Safety Check in Paris but not for other recent attacks The music stops for Zune: After a long sunset, Microsoft formally retires Zune Magic begins to fade from some startups: Don’t believe the hype, technology unicorns…
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Occasionally people will ask me, “What’s the hardest part of being self-employed?” While there are a variety of answers which easily fit into this box – finding and pitching new business, managing client relationships, and many others, the one which often rises to the top for me is managing your own IT. Working in a larger organization it’s easy to take for granted how easily technology…
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  Spent time this weekend reviewing old journals and blog post entries. It’s refreshing sometimes to pause and take a look at the past for minute. While nothing can be altered, information can be gleaned from the past and help inform the future. It’s also a great reminder of where you’ve been. Whether it’s up a mountain, across an ocean, or down a long road, it…
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Work is changing. From how we stay connected to where we work, it’s all being redefined thanks to the power of technology and evolving theories about work and productivity. A relatively new trend which has emerged in the last few years is coworking – an office or other working environment shared by people who are self-employed or working for different employers; these spaces allow members to…
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Finding a job can be a bit of a mystery for new grads. Despite years of preparation and schooling, the big step from the graduation stage to the front door of their first job can often be the most challenging. Increasingly however schools are providing students with additional resources to help with the transition. Recently I was invited to be a part of a “Job Searching &…
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  Reality thanks to the power of the internet has become increasingly malleable. Who we know and are can change with just a few clicks of a mouse. It’s never been easier to connect with other people. As explored in the film “Getting Go” however, altering our digital realities often can lead to profound effects on our real lives. “Getting Go” takes the form of a documentary.…
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