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  • Technology
    January 22, 2019
    Engagement
    Getting engaged is a matter of choice. Technology can certainly make it easier for people to get involved and it may also help bring people closer. But, it won’t get people excited or enthusiastic about committing to a cause, movement, or some personal goal. That’s up...
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    Design
    January 21, 2019
    Novelty
    Novelty is the result of constant experimentation and the willingness to push the boundaries of what people perceive to be acceptable or normal. I also believe that it can occur with or without deep knowledge of what has come before. When you to start to...
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    Culture
    January 20, 2019
    Creating patterns and changing culture
    Ebb and flow. Expansion and contraction. Day and night. Light and Dark. Patterns define our lives. Annual occurrences such as the four seasons, anniversaries, birthdays, weather phenomena, and annual political, economic, or sporting events provide more depth and substance to what people view as existence. As waveforms,...
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    Business
    January 19, 2019
    Why Fortnite matters
    Yesterday I read that Netflix believes that Fortnite is a bigger rival than HBO.  People are spending more time playing the game than watching Netflix, HBO, or Hulu programming.  What's the appeal of Fortnite?  As an online shooter game that feels like it has...
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    Technology
    January 18, 2019
    Chasing overnight success
    I enjoy reading about overnight success stories in business.  These are people or companies that have struck gold with new products or services.  Being in the right place at the right time seems to help as does having the right connections.  Clever marketing schemes have...
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    Culture
    January 17, 2019
    The nature of competition
    A successful venture capitalist makes investments in several companies working in the same industry. A leader tasks several competing people within an organization to come up with ideas to solve a problem. An individual develops three viable options for a new service. Competition can bring the best...
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    Design
    January 16, 2019
    Depth and breadth
    When looking at a proposal, someone else's project, or even my own writing I check the depth and breadth of the piece.  Has this work gone deep enough into the subject matter and wide enough in scope?  If not, I send it back with a...
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    Business
    January 15, 2019
    Dysfunction
    Dysfunction in families, businesses, and government can occur because people stop caring about what they are doing. Maybe people feel that their voices aren’t being heard or that no one respects them or their opinions. Whatever the case, it leads to people losing interest in the...
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