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Teens Have it Tough in 2022

Teens Have it Tough in 2022

Unpopular opinion ahead: Sorry US Senate. Social media is a great scapegoat, but it is not the source of the teen mental health crisis. Social media is where teens go to communicate and cope. My sole qualification to write this: I have four kids that are either teens...
The Holy Trinity of Bad Development Paradigms

The Holy Trinity of Bad Development Paradigms

Here are a couple of really awful ways to build software.  A lot of times, these are dressed up as an “agile methodology” or as a “product management framework”.  Truth is they are just failure states that result in developer turnover, slow...
Pivot2First Podcast

Pivot2First Podcast

I just launched a podcast… Pivot2First. One of the best parts of working on my startup PivotCX has been getting to work with the best minds in recruiting and people strategy, and the podcast was created to share insight with C level executives and business...
Software Lasts WAY Longer than You Think

Software Lasts WAY Longer than You Think

Software lasts longer than you think. Way longer. I got a call a few weeks ago to see if I could update a program I wrote in Turbo C in 1989, when I was in high school. I re-implemented it in ZOC REXX* in 1994. The former client  wanted me to patch the program to...