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Come Hear Me Speak at STC Summit

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Closing the Deal Have you registered for the STC Summit in Anaheim? It’s not too late. Register now and you’ll have the chance to hear some excellent speakers, including keynotes from David Beebe of Marriott International, and David Rose of the MIT Media Lab. Oh, and I’ll also be speaking. You can hear me on Tuesday, […]

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My Experience with MOOCs

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MOOC: The Data Science Specialization I’ve long wanted to take continuing education classes through a massive open online course (MOOC) provider. I decided that I’d attempt a programming class for for my first venture into the world of MOOCs. I’ll let you in on a little secret: prior to starting the Coursera Data Science Specialization […]

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STC Election Day

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Vote for Your STC Candidates After months of preparation for the STC board candidates, the big day has finally arrived. Today is the start of the two-week election period where you can choose the board members who will represent your interests for the next two years. According to STC: You will be receiving an email from our […]

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Election: About Your STC Candidate

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How Can I Help STC? I’ll start by saying that I’m not much for campaign promises. I know that I only have a very small window into what goes on within the STC board, and I’m not going to make specific promises of change until I have that insight. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I’m […]

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Election: Director of STC

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What’s Important to Me in STC I’m honored to be a nominee for Director of STC. We have a great slate of candidates this year, and I’m proud to be a part of it. I’ve been a member of several professional organizations in my career. I think that in recent years, STC has proven itself to […]

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The Final Indignity

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What I Learned from My Nana’s Nursing Home In the final years of her life, my Nana lived in a nursing home. When she first moved in, she told me about the day that the social worker came for her mental/emotional evaluation. “Do you ever think about leaving here?” the woman asked. Nana, with her deep […]

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Nobody Eats the Cottage Cheese

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The Traveler’s Truth The breakfast buffet is a reflection of the entire business travel experience: just familiar enough, and never as good as you hope. But there is one universal truth that transcends all hotel brands, every major metro area on every continent. Nobody eats the cottage cheese. This basic truth of hotel living never really clicked […]

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Recommendations

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Help Your Colleagues Succeed Let’s face it, I work with a lot of people in a lot of companies around the world. I have seen the good and the bad, the enthusiastic and the apathetic — which only makes me appreciate the good collaborators that much more. Yesterday, I got an unexpected testimonial that made me smile. That made […]

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A Review of Asana

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How Project Tracking Software Saved My Business Back in January, I talked about how I had gotten organized using a few tools, including a project tracking and collaboration software called Asana. As I write this review of Asana, I should note that it’s really designed for agencies to collaborate among internal stakeholders — designers, writers, project […]

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A Life Lesson

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What You See When Living in a Hotel We are still living in a hotel, seven weeks after the fire at our home. While it’s a nice room, there’s not a ton of space, which requires us to spend a lot of time outside in the public spaces: eating at the patio tables, or working […]

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