I work with developers, transformation partners, CxOs and stakeholders to build a vigorous, inclusive and resilient community of innovation, service and success

Joined January 2010
"To lend without appearing to raise the government’s debt, Congress created Sallie Mae… Congress agreed to cover 100 percent of defaults, but neglected to enact any oversight… Universities…have a vested interest in keeping the easy money flowing." nytimes.com/2021/08/03/books…
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“I’m concerned. I’m alarmed. I feel like it’s important for people to see these data together… We are mostly doing business as usual… [After the] transient interruption of the Covid-19 pandemic …we’re [already] getting back to setting new record highs.” ft.com/content/a52f32ea-c9ed…
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"Companies are moving to a risk-based cybersecurity stance, recognizing not all assets can be equally protected. "The digital business model is entirely dependent on trust. If a company’s customer interface is not secure, the risk can become existential." mckinsey.com/business-functi…
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"If this goes on, the scope for networked collaboration will continue to dwindle, until it disappears completely behind walls of denial and compromised infrastructure. This problem is not moving toward a solution… It’s getting worse." theregister.com/2021/03/10/c…
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"Of high-paying IT skills, none have more potential than security. Depending on the skill you decide to chase, you'll see five-year projected growth up to 165% and a significant potential annual salary bump, on average between $5,000 and $15,000." pcmag.com/news/cybersecurity…
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"Imagine a right-to-repair principle that mandates that equipment be designed for repair. The industry…does it where reliability is of primary importance – modularity, built-in test equipment for diagnosis, access-friendly fastenings…the lot." theregister.com/2021/08/02/r…
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For those requiring an example in the wild, "Malicious libraries capable of lifting credit card numbers and opening backdoors on infected machines have been found in PyPI, the official third-party software repository for Python." theregister.com/2021/08/02/i…
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It's retrograde for an on-line service to preserve a document-centered model, rather than making the conversation the axis of Doing It. Time machining farther back to "just like my old, isolated PC, but slower and less present" seems downright atavistic. theregister.com/2021/08/03/w…
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Circumstances that demand adaptability may combine high stakes with novelty & uncertainty. Fear of failure + risk minimization may foster “adaptability paradox”: increased resistance to change when change is most needed. Anticipate to overcome. @McKinsey mckinsey.com/business-functi…
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"Beginner’s mind is not a fixed personality trait or a skill available only to Zen masters. It is a learnable skill. Shift mindset to encourage learning, curiosity, and openness to change; display flexibility." (Ibid.)
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Perhaps the most important mind shift is from "challenge requires a choice of what to give up" to "challenge is an opportunity to discover new potential for gain." Perhaps, to channel Bruce Wayne in "Batman Begins": "You're not the devil. You're practice."
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Pre-pandemic, there was no shortage of research that drew a clear link between employee well-being and recruitment, retention, productivity, and corporate profitability. That connection has only intensified given the events of the past 18 months 👀 forbes.com/sites/briansolis/…
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In an era of droughts and deluges, developers see dollars in water reuse. My latest for @nytimes on how projects from Salesforce Tower to the Domino Sugar Refinery see the value in recycling a key resource nytimes.com/2021/08/03/busin…
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Pandemic-energized demand for faster delivery of improved customer and employee experiences can challenge data integration capabilities, and create temptation for risky & unscalable shortcuts. Align IT and business teams to accelerate success. @MuleSoft mulesoft.com/lp/reports/it-b…
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"91% of business decision makers understand how integration can enable business teams to carry out tasks faster and deliver new services faster. 87% of respondents feel improved integration would help them meet business objectives more effectively — 39%, 'a lot.'" (Ibid.)
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Reusability-oriented models, notably a reliance on APIs, made accessible to business "problem owners" through low-code tools and environments, are highly regarded by decision makers in both IT and business units.
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"Global shopping…increased. Many used the time to renovate homes; embrace new hobbies, clothing styles, and beauty routines; and care for families and pets, splurging…online. Retailers that catered to those needs thrived…" mckinsey.com/industries/reta…
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