What I’m Thankful for in 2018

Ideally, we should give thanks every day for the things that make our lives better. But life and responsibilities get in the way most of the time. When the month of November comes around, it forces us to consider the blessings we so often ignore during the rest of the year. Here are some of […]

Mean What You Say

One summer day many years ago, a friend of our family told my then eight-year old self that he would build me a treehouse in the fall. Maybe this friend didn’t realize how much I trusted his words. Maybe this friend didn’t really think I was paying attention to what he said or figured that, being […]

The Weaving Machine of the Industrial Revolution A Template for the Modern Computer?

Most of us are familiar with the famous computer scientists/entrepreneurs of the 20th and 21st centuries. Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Sergey Brin and Larry Page are just a few. These are the guys that first made personal computers and Internet-based technologies accessible to the masses. But who were the individuals who first imagined a machine […]

The Evolving Corporate Story

A company’s history, if you look hard enough, has all the elements of a good fairy tale. It is multi-layered, with multiple moving parts and multiple players; it is a constantly evolving and shifting entity. There is the workforce, the executives, those that have resigned or been hired, the product line, the “wicked” take-over team, […]

Robot Engineers? You May Lose Your White-Collar Job To a Robot Sooner than You Think

You may lose your white-collar job to a robot sooner than you think. According to the IDC (International Data Corporation), a global provider of market intelligence and analysis, big changes in the U.S. workforce will happen quickly and at a scale you would never have expected. The IDC’s report, “IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Robotics 2017 Predictions” […]

How to Keep Your Head Above Water (When Business Gets Rough)

Building and growing a business is in my blood. I come from a long line of entrepreneurs that thrived on self-employment. From my great-grandfather on my mother’s side to my dad and several more in-between, we have always enjoyed building businesses from the ground up. But it hasn’t been easy and it would be a lie […]

Is it Time for 3D Modeling?

An overview of recent magazine covers would suggest that virtual reality technology is the latest marvel to hit the consumer market. Not too long ago, Best Buy’s main display table featured a virtual reality headset by Oculus Rift. No matter that the goggles were massive, awkward, heavy and extended your forehead by 6 inches, the technology […]