Barbara Bush – An Unsung Inspiration

When I was growing up, the news came on at 6 and 10pm. Gossip and clearly sketchy stories were found in tabloids at the supermarket checkout line. News and entertainment were two distinct things. Today 24/7 news channels and internet sites refresh by the minute and fill our appetites…

Looking In The Rear View Mirror – Lessons Learned

Whenever I wrap up a project, I think it’s always good to look back and see what we could take from the experience and what we could do better the next time. There are always lessons to be learned –that’s how we improve in any aspect of our lives,…

Taking the Outside Shot – A Little Inspiration from Notre Dame

© Uatp1  This past weekend was a little crazy. There were Easter eggs, NCAA Basketball games, and even a few April Fools worthy events (April snow showers, chocolate covered brussel sprouts – ugh!). One of the things that really made me smile was Notre Dame’s last second shot in…

The Dodgy Business of Data – Can I Use It?

Data is everywhere. Every decision we make takes in whatever data is available – including our own perceptions and preferences. Your alarm goes off in the morning and you look at the clock to decide if you are late, early, on time – or to hit the snooze button….

The Dodgy Business of Data – Can I Trust It?

Information is everywhere – and we use it all of the time to make most of our decisions. Before you left the house today, you probably checked the time, the weather and maybe the traffic. And that’s just the start of your day. Data is definitely a principle component…

The Dodgy Business of Data

Data is everywhere. Gone are the days when people looked things up in encyclopedias or lie awake at 3am because they couldn’t remember who sang that song. Now it seems like whatever you want to know can be served up to you from a seemingly elegant woman named Siri…

Windows Tablets: More than a Small Laptop

When the Windows tablets were first introduced, I felt that Microsoft was just trying to get a piece of the IOS / Android tablet markets. The initial operating system they offered was a “Home Edition” – not fully compatible with your office PC – but available for a lower…

The Power of Automation – Warehouse Advantage & Helm

Automation isn’t going to prevent or solve every problem – but it can really help your business when applied in the right situations. At HL Group, we’re all about looking at problems and challenges – and identifying those situations where our supply chain and/or assets solutions can help. I…

“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…