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Triangle Selling Framework Part 1: Rapport

Posted in Entrepreneurship and Business

7 mn read The Triangle Selling Method is a great way for new business owners to build rapport and develop relationships with customers. Building rapport is crucial to moving among the 3R’s to close sales.

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Transforming Team Communications with Team APIs

Posted in Technology & Innovation

5 mn read Team APIs: Transforming Communication to Enable Technical Delivery We often discuss the need to transform our sociotechnical architectures in business and government – but what does that mean? We can improve how our organizations deliver software by creating structures and applying similar architectural design patterns to the systems and teams dedicated to building and maintaining […]

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Applying COIN Doctrine for Zero Trust

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5 mn read Disclaimer: I am not a zero-trust architecture or cybersecurity expert. My background and experience have always been focused on the human side of the equation. In the Army, I was a Measurement and Signatures Intelligence (MASINT) collection and analysis NCO. Additionally, my Master’s is in Peace Operations Postconflict Reconstruction Policy. My opinions and perspectives in this […]

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Neglect the Meatware at Your Own Peril

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7 mn read It’s the people, stupid! We have serious problems today with delivering modern digital capabilities. Modern systems architectures cannot be delivered and operated by traditional organizations. Conway’s Law is an ever-present and undeniable force. Against this reality, most organizational architectures do not align with the loosely-coupled software architecture design vision. This is the most overlooked aspect […]

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DoD’s Path Forward for Zero Trust

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6 mn read Zero Trust is a security model that has been gaining traction in recent years due to the increasing complexity of IT networks and the need for more robust security measures. Zero Trust is a security approach that does not assume any user or device is trustworthy, even if they are already located within the network […]

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Be, Know, Do DevOps – The Mission Depends on IT!

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2 mn read We are all part of the Matrix, now let’s act like it Approaching 14 years after the term DevOps has first coined the term concept is still little more than a buzzword in many circles. Recent debacles with Southwest, the US Air Force myEval system deployment have made major news outlets. On an even more […]

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5 Productivity and Life Lessons from Learning How to BBQ

Posted in Productivity

4 mn read I’m a novice with slow-cooking meats over wood or charcoal smoke, but I am learning more and more every time I try. As an adult, there are only a few things in my life after the military where I get tangible outcomes from my work. This is just a dynamic of our digitized, modern, disconnected […]

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