From the Forge

Tribal Knowledge as a key asset

For those that haven’t heard the term “Tribal Knowledge“, it is usually associated with Six Sigma training (don’t get me started on why that has little value in the modern world).  Basically, it means “knowledge ‘known’ yet undocumented”.   The best companies in the history of the world have relied on these nuggets of differentiation …

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Platitudes

I’m a big fan of words.  I get it from my dad, but I like to toss out the occasional 5 dollar word, such as: “platitudes”, “circuitous”, “porcine”, or “tangential”.  Not really a big deal in nerd circles, but I used to play in a metal band so it catches people by surprise sometimes.  Platitudes …

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Technology for Technology’s sake

I’m an unabashed technophile.  I am constantly trolling places like Reddit, Youtube, Kickstarter and Twitter to learn about useful technology. One thing I’m definitely opposed to, however, is embracing new technology simply because it’s new.  Kickstarter is a great place to learn about new inventions that are probably going to be more in the never-really-be-ready-for-mass-market …

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Pack Mentality

Ok, it’s Mr. Labored-Metaphor here with another edition of “Let’s Confuse the Reader”. Sometimes I get a little tired of people and companies subtly bragging about how rebellious and unique they are.  Blazing their own trail.  Such a maverick.  Rebel.  Such a black sheep.  So out of step. The truth of the matter is…Most people …

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Process Automation : Cloud Based Reporting Tool

Process Automation du jour… I recently finished a really interesting, fun, process automation project for a new client: Mandated Technology Systems.  Mandated Technology Systems is a new startup focused on solving burdensome, manual processes for the Electrical / Building industry. They came to us to help automate the process of building a report for Anritsu™ Spectrum …

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