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Are email, chat, and texts making things worse?

On this episode Moriah and Aaron talk about a book that was recently published called “A World Without Email” by Georgetown Computer Science professor Cal Newport. The title of the book is quite catching. Email has become an electronic leash for far too many people, with expectations that you will reply almost immediately, even more so with chat and texts. […]

Productive Planning

Agile4Life podcast episode #4 How do we get from here to there?We don’t know about you, but we want to great things with our lives and that’s not really possible if we don’t have a well executed plan. On this episode Moriah and Aaron talk about what’s its like to make plans that get us toward our personal and professional […]

Tackling Complex Problems

In today’s Agile4Life Podcast we interview longtime friend George Westwater. George is a solutions architect who has worked on technology projects for some of the largest companies in America.  In addition to being an amazing technologist, George is also passionate about transformation. When thinking of how to approach a solution he starts with the people part before diving into either […]

Course Corrections

The very agile Moriah suggested the idea for this podcast. It started out as “test your hypothesis” and evolved into the idea of making those small, agile course corrections necessary to get you where you want to go as quickly and painlessly as possible. In this episode we take another pass at a definition of agile that applies to both […]

Feedback Fear

Why do we fear feedback? Why fear it if it can help us? The answer is that many people don’t distinguish between feedback and criticism. Even if we add the qualifier “constructive,” criticism just makes us cringe. The thing is, they aren’t the same thing. Psychology Today lays out some helpful ways to tell the difference. According to Steven Stosny […]

Are We There Yet?

Are we there yet? You may instantly think of road trips where a child version of yourself or your own kids are asking this question over and over. However, this blog is not about road trips. Instead, we will be talking about focusing on the journey rather than the destination. Have you ever met someone who was so focused on […]

The Winding Road of Change

“The shortest path between two points is a straight line” has been said so many times that it borders on cliché. It’s a true statement, but that doesn’t necessarily make it the best approach when it comes to change. How many times have you tried to change something where you were able to get there by a straight path? In […]

Always Use Pencil

Have you ever made a plan and something happened that changed the course of things in your life? Well if your answer is no, you probably aren’t a human. 🙂 In this blog post I will be outlining the importance of creating plans while accepting change. It is the natural law of life for things to change, adapt, and evolve. […]

An Iterative Approach to Life

If you read the about section on the blog then you already know that I am a geek at heart. I’ve spent more than 20 years in the software development space which is on a perpetual quest to get more efficient at pushing new products and features out the door. When I first got started large projects involved a tremendous […]