Subscribe via RSS Feed Connect on Google Plus Pages Connect on LinkedIn Professional Mentors, Advisors and Coaches: Join Our LinkedIn Group

Tag: Technology

I Helped Cause the U.S. Job Loss Problem

February 1, 2017 5 Comments
I Helped Cause the U.S. Job Loss Problem

And I’m not feeling at all guilty about it. For more than 3 decades, I spent my professional career in the semiconductor business. I worked for large, state-of-the-art semiconductor manufacturers. Arguably, semiconductor product development, specifically Integrated Circuits (IC), is what has driven the technology advances that have enabled job loss in the manufacturing sector. In […]

Share

Continue Reading »

Poached Eggs, Customer Service and Sales

December 14, 2016 0 Comments
Poached Eggs, Customer Service and Sales

Here’s the story. I was fixing our breakfast when my wife asked why I wasn’t using the microwave egg poaching device she had recently purchased as a gift for me. Well, frankly, I had forgotten about it and had strong reservations about its efficacy. So I wasn’t all that interested in trying it out. Maybe I […]

Share

Continue Reading »

But Not My Job

September 7, 2016 0 Comments
But Not My Job

So here’s an interesting thing. It seems, according to a Pew Research Center Survey on Public Predictions for the Future of Workforce Automation, that YOUR job is going to be replaced by AI (Artificial Intelligence) within the next 50 years. However, MY job will be around. At least, according to the survey, that’s how people are […]

Share

Continue Reading »

A Conundrum

August 17, 2016 0 Comments
A Conundrum

Conundrum: a confusing and difficult problem or question. Be Careful What You Ask For This falls into the “be careful what you ask for” column. This morning I was listening to a podcast about the economics of the movement for a $15/Hr. minimum wage. The movement has gained a bit of momentum and has the […]

Share

Continue Reading »

There Is Never Enough

May 25, 2016 0 Comments
There Is Never Enough

I recently heard Garry Ridge, CEO of WD40, suggest that no matter what we do, “There is never enough Time, Treasure, Talent or Technology.” In other words, if we wait until we have all the “necessary” components fully in place we will never get started. As one politician put it, “You go to war with […]

Share

Continue Reading »

Even IF You’re on the Right Track

April 27, 2016 0 Comments
Even IF You’re on the Right Track

Even if you’re on the right track, you have to be moving fast enough to stay ahead of the train of technology change or you will be run over! Being slow to adapt isn’t cutting it these days. And the juggernaut is getting faster all the time. I just received a “Call for Papers” from the […]

Share

Continue Reading »

There Are Only 10 Kinds of People

April 6, 2016 0 Comments
There Are Only 10 Kinds of People

It has been said that “There are only 10 kinds of people in the world, those who understand binary and those who do not.” For the non mathematically inclined reading this blog, an explanation may be helpful. This joke mocks phrases that begin with “there are two types of people in the world…” and relies on […]

Share

Continue Reading »

Applecyber

March 9, 2016 0 Comments
Applecyber

Last week I posted my thoughts on Tim Cook and how he is handling the FBI security grab controversy. I refrained from stating how I felt about the issue in order to stay focused on Mr. Cook’s leadership. This week, I will wade in on the technology, privacy and security issue. First, let me make […]

Share

Continue Reading »

Life on the Bleeding Edge of Technology

December 16, 2015 0 Comments
Life on the Bleeding Edge of Technology

<geek alert> I have “always” enjoyed the challenges of technology. Well, at least since the time I was twelve or so and “went to work” at my father’s boiler construction company during summer breaks. Work is a generous word to use. And technology was decidedly “low” tech. Pipe wrenches, pneumatic drills, heavy electric machines for […]

Share

Continue Reading »

False Security

September 23, 2015 0 Comments
False Security

Recently I got into one of those discussions that I knew just wasn’t going to go anywhere. It would have been easier to discuss deviant sex, racial profiling, politics or religion. But no, I had to step into the thing that will surely create the basis for world war three. I suggested that Apple products were […]

Share

Continue Reading »