Tornadoes & Strawberry Yogurt

Aggregating data across multiple enterprise systems isn’t something new. Companies like SAP and Oracle have offered such end-to-end solutions for years now, and the largest supply chain organizations in the world have already bought-in. Supply chain organizations concern themselves with sourcing products from all over the world to get anywhere else in the world. Supply […]

July Fourth (#JFDid)

Nine years ago on Wednesday, I received a phone call that changed my life. I was laid off two months after my eLearning startup folded in 2003, mostly because our clients went to SCORM LMSs and we couldn’t figure out how to adopt. On the Fourth of July, 2003, I got a call asking if […]

When Did You First Realize You Were a Designer?

“When did you first realize you were a designer?” Earlier on this Tuesday night, several friends in the Chicago area got together for pizza and wine and beer (maybe some whiskey, too) and sat around a table at the Coop and we bounced this question around the table. We each sketched a picture to describe […]

Reflecting on 2011 – Making Awesome Happen

2011 is about to wrap-up, and when I look back on the fullness of life that happened in this small period of time (and especially looking back at my reflection of 2010), I wonder how much bigger things can get… because 2012 is already shaping up to be monumental and I wonder how I will […]