Stop Using Pre-Scripted Questions in an Interview


Over my career, I’ve hired over 50 direct reports and been involved in the hiring process for over 150 other people.  For the most part, all of these hires ended up being good people and great employees. Sure, there were a couple bad hires in there but I’d like to think my track record is […]

Foto Friday – Johns Lake, Glacier National Park

Johns Lake - Glacier National Park

A photo taken at Johns Lake in Glacier National Park. Captured with Canon 7D Mark II and Sigma 8-16mm handheld.

Perfect Takes Work

Alan McFadyen's "Perfect" Kingfisher shot

Every so often I run across a story that leaves me in awe. A story out of Scotland about a photography who has spent years trying to make the ‘perfect’ picture is one of those stories. In “A Perfect Photo of a Kingfisher, 720K Pictures in the Making“, the story of Alan McFadyen’s attempt to […]

Foto Friday – Junco


Captured this little Junco with a Canon 7D Mark II and Canon 100-400mm L Mark II and an 1.4x extender attached. Handheld at 6400ISO anf 1/800sec.

Foto Friday – Hummingbird on Tree

Hummingbird on Tree

Captured this hummingbird sitting in a tree in our front yard Captured with Canon 7D Mark II and Canon 300mm F4 handheld with Canon 1.4X III Extender.

Innovation and the CIO – Survey Results

tech innovation

Michael Krigsman just published a piece titled “What do business people think of their CIO?” that shares some output of a research report put out by Tech Pro Research regarding the perception of the CIO within the business,  including some results related to innovation and the CIO. I’ll leave you to go read Michael’s write-up on […]

Digital Transformation – Are CEO’s and CIO’s aligned?

Digital Transformation

I just read “Digital transformation will shape 2016” over on and was a a passage caught my eye. Before I give you the passage, let me put the sentence into context.  The CIO article is discussing a recent IDC report titled ‘IDC FutureScape: Worldside CIO Agenda 2016 Predictions.’ This report provides some predictions on what […]

Foto Friday – Fog over Swiftcurrent Lake, Glacier National Park

Fog over Swiftcurrent Lake - Glacier National Park

This was an iPhone snap while riding the ferry across Swiftcurrent Lake during a trip to Glacier a few months ago.

IDC Forecasting Continued Growth in Big Data


Earlier this week, I wrote “Where are we in the big data lifecycle?” where I said that we are currently somewhere between the ‘technology trigger’ and ‘peak of inflated expectations’ on Gartner’s Hype Cycle for big data. A newly released report from IDC titled “Worldwide Big Data Technology and Services Forecast, 2015–2019” predicts that we will continue […]

Where are we in the big data lifecycle?

Gartner's Hype Cycle

Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) and Iron Mountain just released a report titled “How organizations can unlock value and insight from the information they hold“. Along with the report, they’ve released an infographic that I thought worth sharing but before the infographic, let me share a few of the highlights and offer some opinion on the results. A […]