“I felt chosen!” A Lesson from Scott Hamilton

I have written in the past about stories John O’Leary has shared in his Monday morning blog postings. The past week he talked about an interview he had recently with Scott Hamilton – the four-time World Champion Figure Skater, Olympic Gold Medal Winner, Co-Creator of Stars on Ice, Commentator, Performer, Author…

Olympics, Preparations and a Few Extra Eggs

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you may have heard about this event kicking off today called the Olympics. I love the Olympics – especially the Winter Games (I’m a Minnesota kid, after all). I’m always in awe of the feats that these athletes achieve – and all…

The Multiple Benefits of the Super Bowl

In case you hadn’t heard, have been out of the country – or just plain don’t care – this Sunday is Super Bowl Sunday. A crazy amount of chili, wings, chips and grain-based beverages will be consumed. People from Philadelphia and Boston will be a little frantic. And commercials…

Runaway Renegades, Really Reluctant Runners & Everything in Between

I went out for the Track team my freshman year in high school. The coach said that they needed more hurdlers and more distance runners. In my mind, going “Cross Country” should involve a car, a snowmobile or some other vehicle – not just my legs. So I became…

Efficiency and Trust: Our Expectations on Technology & Other Givens……

At home or in our businesses, we all are pushing to become more efficient with our work, our time and our resources. Technology has become an amazing catalyst for this effort – and I’m not just saying that because my business is all about creating these types of solutions….

Controlling Loopholes without Creating Nooses

It’s mid-January. So that typically means that New Year’s Resolutions are either in full swing, are starting to destabilize or have been set aside altogether. Questions like “does walking into the donut shop count as cardio” are not a good sign that the Getting Healthy resolution you were so…

You’re Closer to RFID Than You Think

RFID is one of those technologies that many organizations are interested in – but actually implementing it into their environments can be another story. It’s been around for some time – over 15 years actually – and has generated a lot of buzz as a source of improved data…

Out with the Old, In with the New

It’s hard to believe that we’re wrapping up another year. And as far as years go – 2017 wasn’t without its challenges: Natural disaster (after natural disaster, after natural disaster – floods, hurricanes, fires…) Unsettling international activities that reminded me of those old cold-war attack drills (like hiding under…

A Supply Chain Profile: Santa’s Workshop

Supply Chain is a huge part of more organizations than you may realize. Here’s the profile of just one operation…Happy Holidays! It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year! Right? Well, that depends on who you ask. This busy time of year can push many supply chain and distribution operations to…

Where is the ___________?

It never fails. After all of the shopping, you’ve finally got all of the gifts organized and boxed and you’re ready to wrap. Or so you think. You then spend the next 45 minutes or so looking for the scotch tape. You’re positive that you bought tons of tape…