25 pounds down … soooo many to go!

Today marks the day I’ve officially lost 25lbs. I remember when I hit 300lbs. I was at a friends house on Long Island visiting for … maybe New Years? I stepped on the scale and couldn’t beleive I hit 300lbs. Obviously that as not the highest, but it was the first “Oh shit” moment. At



Technology Implementations versus Business Solutions – IM versus KM

I’m not a strict knowledge manager or a technology-focused architect, but I cover a large range of subjects. The above image popped into my feed from the Cohenization blog as just a snippet. Clicking on the link direct to the Knowledge Management Tools website gives a little more context. After thinking about this graphic for




Graze: Cheese & Chive Oatbakes (and caramelized onion marmalade)

You know that unwritten-but-should-be rule, “No fish in the office microwave,” or “don’t burn the popcorn” … yeah … these definitely should fall into that category. These. Are. Pungent. Don’t get me wrong, they aren’t awful, but don’t open these within 100 feet of a pregnant woman unless she really likes caramelized onions. Wow. Seriously,




Graze: Raspberry & Coconut Muffin

Hmmm – this has “vits & mins” … sounds healthy. It’s basically a deconstructed muffin. I don’t mean deconstructed because my two year old daughter tore it apart instead of eating the $4 muffin we just bought her at Starbucks; or the deconstructed lasagna my sister suggested I make because … well … who doesn’t




Graze: Summer Berry Flapjack

The summer berry flapjack: rustic rolled oat flapjack with berry-infused cranberries. I’m sorry, did I read that right? – berry-infused cranberries – What in the hell is a berry-infused cranberry? I asked around and got this gem-of-a-quote from co-worker and Grazee-pusher (how do you think I got my free box), Joel Ward: It’s the turducken




Graze: Morning Energizer

I don’t hate this I’m trying Graze. It’s silly, but the first box was free, so why not. I just need to cancel the second one before I … wait … this wasn’t awful. Wasn’t Awful? It had chewy, semi-dried cherries and pears. You don’t eat cherries. Or pears. Or semi-dried fruit! But really, it




Losing ain’t so bad!

Today I paid for the first month of the DietBet 10. I’ll do my weigh-in today, with a goal of losing 34lbs in 5 months and at least holding that number for the sixth month. I’m nervous, and I’m putting my money down. It’s not a huge investment, but the payout would be nice, and




How Social Tools help Employees engage “Experts”

Throughout my career I have seen organizations, especially large ones, struggle helping their employees identify the right person with the right information in a timely manner. In a flexible workplace it is often even harder to find which geographically disparate employee has the knowledge you are looking for. It is the organization’s responsibility to provide employees




Risk, Failure, and Innovation

I’m neither an expert in risk or innovation. I’ve experienced my share of both, but at 33 years I can hardly say I’ve experienced more than most. Lately, I’ve noticed a lot of risk aversion; a lot of people wanting great success (Yakshemash!) but a lot less willing take risks to get there. However, common



Dell XPS 12 Convertible “Work Productivity Tool”

In February of 2013 I received an excellent little … work productivity tool: the Dell XPS 12, Convertible Tablet with Windows 8. I know it’ll be hard, but please hold your applause until the end! In short, I love this thing. I wish I had more opportunity to use it because, the things I don’t