Future of Inventions and Entrepreneurship

If you are interested in designing, business, inventing, or business – you should know what the future may have in store for us…

Not too long ago, I listened to a podcast on whether or not there were still inventions to be thought of in our world today.  The basic […] Continue Reading…


The Perfect Data Visualization

I have a mentor who once asked me what “Perfectionism” is.  If you have never attempted to define perfect, then give it your best shot.  As subjective as any response would be, it was best described to me as follows: Being perfect is being able to perform the balancing act […] Continue Reading…


Measuring Life...

It’s that time again… time to set a New Year’s resolution and not be able to continue come January 14th.  Welcome to my life.

I set out to find the best way to overcome this lack of motivation or will to continue.  What I found came from an unlikely source […] Continue Reading…


Happy, Happy, Happy

In light of the recent Phil Robertson suspension from A&E’s top show, Duck Dynasty, it reminds me of an important lesson learned from ole’ Phil – we should always remain “Happy, Happy, Happy!”  The holidays can sometimes make this emotion easier (or harder) personally, but how can we do […] Continue Reading…


Design Thinking in 21st Century Education

“Why did the chicken cross the road?”  If you say “to get to the other side,” you could use a workshop in design thinking.  Humans have categorized their knowledge base and placed it in different boxes.  When we are asked to think through a process, the outcome is very […] Continue Reading…


Talk It Out

Recently I have found myself perturbed when explaining my research to other individuals outside of academia.  This does not come from an arrogant or “I’m better than you” viewpoint.  The bigger issue is the deliverance of an elevator pitch that is needed for anyone to understand.

Performance in most jobs is […] Continue Reading…


Measuring the Other Side of Design Thinking

As I am starting the dissertation process, I am becoming more and more aware of the how big the task is set before me.  My PhD program is in Educational Leadership at the University of Kentucky, and YES… it is difficult.

The process includes multiple meetings with your chair, individual […] Continue Reading…


Runaway Business Train...

Business can be tricky.  Using the railroad as a metaphor, sometimes we think we are “on track” and running smoothly.  But there comes a time when we need to switch rails or risk coming off track.

The recent train crash in New York City reminded me of the importance of […] Continue Reading…


Holiday/Work Break

Every school child looks forward to the next break.  Whether it be Thanksgiving, winter, or spring break, it provides a time to focus on nothing.  Exactly – the benefit is the focus on nothing in particular.  The same holds true for the working individual.

There may not be lengthy breaks or […] Continue Reading…


Running Toward Outcome... or Process?

Forrest Gump (1994) provides an interesting and unexpected viewpoint of his exercise routine.  He runs… to run.  He is not looking to finish a race or reach a goal.  He is running to run.  Witnessing myself working day in and day out has produced a similar feeling – working […] Continue Reading…