Finding Money In Your Assets

It’s Tax Season.  So like many Americans, I’m taking a closer look at my finances than I usually do.  Many things cost more this year than last year.  A few things cost less.  And some areas where I put my money in the past don’t seem to be garnering…

The Importance of Condition

I was recently reminded that just because you own something doesn’t mean that you can use it. The warmer temperatures and hope for Spring got me thinking about getting out and doing something that I haven’t done in years – rollerblading.    I’ll admit, as someone who recently hit 50,…

SQUIRREL! – Living in a World of Distractions

I don’t know about you, but one of the funnier – and certainly very relatable – parts of Pixar’s movie Up was when Dug (the dog) would suddenly get distracted by just the mention of a squirrel.  Unfortunately, that type of behavior is now part of our everyday lives…

ROBBERY DENIED! – An Automation Success Story

A couple of years ago, we published a post on “The Key Components to Move a Pilot to Production” that featured fellow St. Louis technology firm, Blue Line Technology.  Blue Line has an industry-leading capability in intelligent facial recognition security solutions. One of their customers in Yakima, Washington made…

KonMari & The Challenges of Automating Your Inventory – Part 3: After the Inventory

The last few weeks we’ve been talking about Stuff.  As a society, we haven’t exactly embraced the Less is More concept – and we all seem to be overflowing with too much Stuff. The irony is that in the middle of all of this Stuff is a repeated feeling…

KonMari & The Challenges of Automating Your Inventory – Part 2

One thing that most of us have a hard time dealing with is our stuff.  It’s everywhere.  Some is unseen as it’s tucked away in cabinets/drawers/closets/basements/storage.  Some is in full view in piles/bins/cubbies.  For most of us – it’s overwhelming and hard to manage. Enter Marie Kondo.  Ms. Kondo…

KonMari & The Challenges of Automating Your Inventory

Last weekend, I watched some of that new Netflix series – Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.  It made me shake my head at how much we as a society seem to constantly dealing with STUFF. At home, it’s everywhere – in piles, closets, on counters, that chair in the…

The Importance of Breaking Good Habits

  Eating better, exercising more, quitting cigars (ouch) – are all examples of changes in 2018 addressing my continuous list of not great habits that needed attention.  The list seems to be endless – and sometimes repetitive (my success rate isn’t exactly 100%).  So with all of my bad…

Now What? Thoughts on Responding When Plans Fail

We’re into the middle of January and I think some of those resolutions are already starting to get kicked to the curb.  While the gym is still more crowded now than it was in recent months, it’s already starting to slow down.  The snowstorm that kept everyone inside last…

Digital Marketing – A New Adventure

Over my twenty years as a business owner, I have had to change business practices a number of times to stay current.  Most recently, this included a new approach to our website, learning to use social media and now – digital marketing. Digital Serendipity As we were looking at…