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IBM Think 2019 – Dear Tech: We Need to Talk

DISCLOSURE:  IBM provided me with a complimentary conference pass as part of a social media influencer program.  My travel to the event was covered by my team at Turbonomic.  All opinions within this blog are mine and do not derive from any specific partner relationship or insider information.   Thank you to the IBM Canada team for inviting me to …

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Fire versus Rage: Motivation in Rejection

What motivates you? That questions asked all the time when you read self-help guides or are in discussions about finding what your future thing to do is. What is more interesting to me is what motivates you in the hardest moments. A Personal View of Motivation in Rejection When I was in Grade 5 I was in an enriched learning …

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How do we make Hackathons more Inclusive?

One of the things that I do as part of a technology community event organizer and contributor is to try to introduce new things to each community.  Reducing the echo chamber effect is one if the better ways to grow the skills of the members and also increases the ability to bring in new people into the group.  Many of …

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R.I.P. Email Game – How to Keep the Email Productivity Up Without it

If you’re followed some of my previous posts around personal productivity, you may have seen that I am a huge fan of The Email Game from Baydin.  It’s also important to know that the goal of why I use the email game is not zero email.  It’s about moving more productively through email and the tasks and projects that come …