How do you implement twenty years’ worth of innovative technology in record time? Start with a Mayor that has the innovative vision and drive to upgrade years’ worth of obsolete, archaic business systems and processes while simultaneously creating an innovative, entrepreneurial ecosystem that spurs community economic development. Shortly after taking office, Mayor Richard Berry ofContinue reading “Watch New Mexico Rise: A Conversation with Peter Ambs, CIO, Albuquerque”
Today I am wading into some uncomfortable waters, not because I like controversy, but because it matters. I’ve just watched the full video of the arrest of Sandra Bland, a civil rights activist from Chicago who was starting a new chapter of her life with a job in Texas when a traffic stop by OfficerContinue reading “Why the Traffic Stop of Sandra Bland Should Scare Us All”
We’ve all heard some version of the saying that begins “when the going gets tough…” But the reality is that when things get difficult, even the tough find it very tempting to look for reasons to give up. And to be fair, quitting can be the right decision – but the hidden costs of thatContinue reading “The Hidden Cost of Quitting”
As the founder of a tech startup, I’ve certainly had my share of experiences where the choice to let go of anger has been the only way I could maintain the emotional and mental resources needed to weather the extreme highs and lows of entrepreneurship. Anyone who has been involved in a startup understands that the pressure to deliver onContinue reading “On Anger and Thriving in the Startup Pressure Cooker”
Our words are as a sculptor’s minuscule chisels – each forever changing what is left – for better or worse.