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Why I Love Web Developers

August 24, 2015

“Why should I add that slider to the home page? It serves no real purpose. Is there a business case for it other than it’s slick?”

“JUST DO IT ALREADY!!!!”

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Why Single Sign-on Is One of My Favorite Sources of Pain

July 20, 2015

We’ve built a lot of Single Sign-on (SSO) systems for our clients over the years. They’re fun, I think, because they’re so painful. You like pain too? Oh good, then read on.

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Get Angry

June 23, 2015

Get angry at the right time, at the right things, at the right people, in the right way and for the right amount of time. This is from Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics. It’s a description of the temperate person and it’s a good measure of your ability to manage your relationships with clients, team, kids, parents, spouses, everybody.

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Controlling The Narrative: A Little Ditty About A Corrupted Key

June 15, 2015

“Ok so Mitchell, you are saying that you will not be finished on time? You’re saying that you will not be able to meet the deadline and the site will not launch as expected on the critical date established by the 15 global marketing teams globally, around the world, including Fiji, the Galapagos and Lubbock?”

“Well, no, that’s not what I said exactly. I said, if your team does not provide us with a valid, non-corrupted encryption key, we will not be able to meet the deadline. But you will notice, I hope, that it is currently out of my hands.”

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Eudaimonia: The Rich Life or Living Well

May 4, 2015

“Most of us intuit on some level that the value of our work, not the volume of our praise, is what will bring us lasting fulfillment.” - David Zweig

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The Luck Surface Area of the Opportunistic Mind

April 13, 2015

Opportunistic is an adjective with a bad rap. If you claim it, people might think you’re ready and waiting to take advantage of others. They’ll expect the worst from you. Connotative synonyms for opportunistic include unscrupulous, unprincipled, devious and cunning – but also resourceful and adaptable which are more in line with the word’s first definition “taking advantage of opportunities”. There’s an old Winston Churchill line that goes, “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”

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The Courage to Stop

February 23, 2015

We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive. — C. S. Lewis

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