Celebrating the very best of Duke Football on Blue Devil Network

Win or lose (or in-between, see “Miami, 2015”), Blue Devil Network helps make it a blast to follow Duke football.    While each video is worth watching once, there are certain videos that make you (my daughter, Abigail, anyway) feel compelled Continue reading Celebrating the very best of Duke Football on Blue Devil Network

Top Ten Takeaways from the Bull City Classic, 2016  

After months of looking forward to another BCC (“Bull City Classic”, for the uninitiated), we were treated to a memorable start to the 2016 season.   Before all attention turns to taming the Deacs in Week 2, in no particular Continue reading Top Ten Takeaways from the Bull City Classic, 2016  

Collaborating On the Spot: Lessons from an “All Hands” Webcast

I’ve written before about collaborating within a very structured, thoughtfully assembled setting, e.g. Duke Football.  But what about when a team comes together in one place for the first time and has to immediately produce results?  Any differences?  I got to experience this scenario myself Continue reading Collaborating On the Spot: Lessons from an “All Hands” Webcast

10 Things about Duke Football 2014 that GoDuke.com DIDN’T tell you

What a memorable year for Duke Football!  GoDuke.com, powered by Super Dave Harding, did an incredible job bringing us closer to the action in a fun way all year long.  But as my daughter Abigail and I reflected back on the season, Continue reading 10 Things about Duke Football 2014 that GoDuke.com DIDN’T tell you

Getting the Best out of the “College” of Life: Wisdom from Dean Sue

Dean Sue Wasiolek is as much a part of student life at Duke as the East-West Shuttle and Sam’s Quik Shop.  She is Den Mother for the student body (aka “Dean of Students”), a role she held when I was a Continue reading Getting the Best out of the “College” of Life: Wisdom from Dean Sue

Polishing the People part of Global M+A: Let Collaboration Technologies be the Catalyst

Have you ever been part of a company that was acquired by another company? How did it make you feel?  Bit of a wild ride, I bet.  I’ve been on the other side a few times, as part of IT teams Continue reading Polishing the People part of Global M+A: Let Collaboration Technologies be the Catalyst

The Story behind the World’s First Virtual Meeting (hint: it was in 1857)

Does it seem like more (or even most) of your meetings are held virtually these days? Where earlier in my career, only a very few had ‘calling cards’ that enabled to participate in audio conferences, now nearly all my meetings Continue reading The Story behind the World’s First Virtual Meeting (hint: it was in 1857)

Gideon Gartner’s “Simple” Formula for Entrepreneurial Success

If you’ve spent any time around the technology industry, you know the name “Gartner”.  The world’s leading IT Advisory firm provides tech related insights to technology vendors, technology consumers (Enterprise IT), and investors in technology.   I think of them Continue reading Gideon Gartner’s “Simple” Formula for Entrepreneurial Success