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What Do I Not Know About Planning For Retirement?

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2 mn read What do I not know about planning for retirement? That was the last line of an email I received from a friend of mine. As I prepared to think about the long list of things I wanted to tell him. I realized immediately that the only thing he needed to do was to take time […]

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TAK then and now. A personal journey.

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3 mn read I recently posted on the Average Geniuses on the topic of TAK titled: TAK: What is it, why the rage?  To my very surprise got a lot of reaction and love from the community and for good reason.  In my way, I think there needs to be a forcing function to change.  We just are not there […]

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Stop the Madness and Kill Innovation Theater in the DoD

Posted in Technology & Innovation

3 mn read It is a joke.  A sad, macabre joke. And it is infuriating to anyone willing to actually pull their head out of the shiny object ayahuasca trip and see that it is creating more damage than it is benefitting the DoD, and particularly the Air Force. I have a simple solution, that will likely be […]

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TAK: What is it, why the rage?

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3 mn read If you have never heard of TAK – you have probably been living under a rock.  It’s okay all is forgiven.  TAK is an acronym for Team Awareness Kit for the civilian version and Tactical Awareness Kit for the military.  Within the post, I will use TAK regardless of the target version.  There are some […]

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Maximize the One Race You Get to Run

Posted in Health & Lifestyle

5 mn read “I’ve got eight more months” This was my uncle’s update at lunch last week. Calm, accepting, subdued. My uncle’s once intimidating frame is now a shell of itself due to the rapid spread of cancer, but his eyes still shined the same.  But sadder.   My mom and I met with my uncle on what […]

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How SWFs and SWIGs can Assist the DoD

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5 mn read The DoD-level organizers do a fantastic job putting plans and strategies together for the betterment of the force moving forward. It’s at the policy level, industry practices, and modern technologies are incorporated very well. New policies and standards are setting the foundation for transformation across the DoD to become a modern technology-driven enterprise.  One of […]

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Kubernetes-based Architectures: Modern Solutions for Military Systems

Posted in Technology & Innovation

6 mn read Military Software Must Forge a New Path Military systems heavily rely on software-driven architectures and cloud-based deployments. In this rapidly advancing world, Kubernetes-based architectures offer a modern solution to this challenge. Kubernetes-based architectures enable the development of scalable, reliable, and secure military systems. Military organizations can streamline the deployment and management of applications and services […]

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How Filling Jobs Ruins Your Free Time

Posted in Talent Management

4 mn read “We don’t need to pay for a recruiter.” If you’re a hiring manager, you’ve either thought or said this. It’s the most common objection in the hiring process. In fact, there are obvious reasons for this thought… “We can do it ourselves at less cost,” “We can find someone through our network,” “We have our […]

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