Watch New Mexico Rise: A Conversation with Peter Ambs, CIO, Albuquerque

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”

Civic Tech: Refining the Vision to Focus on Problems that Really Matter

After spending two days absorbing a wide array of perspectives and ideas presented at the Personal Democracy Forum (PDF) hosted by Civic Hall in New York City, I am more convinced that ever that it is vital for companies like mine which are focused on civic tech to continually push the boundaries of the statusContinue reading “Civic Tech: Refining the Vision to Focus on Problems that Really Matter”

Andre Moore: How an Injured Veteran is Using Kickstarter to Fuel a Dream

When deployment orders to Kuwait came in 2002, Moore was excited to serve his country. The young medic was with his unit conducting a maneuver exercise in an APC 557 when the vehicle hit a downed tree. Medical cases secured inside the vehicle jarred loose and hit Moore in his back, causing his spine to shift.

Why a Childhood Scolding Turned Out to be Such Good Advice

If you sit there feeling sorry for yourself, you just decided to give up on yourself. And then you’re the loser, not because of anyone else, but because of yourself.

How We Gain Self-Respect

How many of you remember your first school crush? I remember mine. I waited for the tiniest glimpse of him in the hall on our way to lunch, and at the end of the day, I hurried out front just in case he didn’t ride the bus and I might have a chance to seeContinue reading “How We Gain Self-Respect”