Category: Personal

We are now more than two weeks into our new normal, with word coming down that it is most likely going to last for at least another month. A lot has happened in my own life during these past two weeks. My wife underwent surgery last week and has been recovering in bed, which means […]

  Week one of our new normal was a surprising success. My two children have lived to tell the tale of distance learning, and my wife and I are still speaking to each other. On the first day, I did need to explain to my eleven-year-old that brushing your teeth is still a requirement despite […]

In my line of work as a Product Manager and former Management Consultant, I’ve been given the opportunity to coach and offer advice. I get to help others make their own decisions. I get to help them be successful. Regardless of whether or not you work in a consultative role, if you’re any good at […]

  It’s Almost Valentine’s Day… Love is in the air. A lot of folks are feeling a little starry-eyed… and scammers are taking note. So be on the lookout for some of these tried and true Valentine’s Day tricks. ​The most common are phony florists, online dating scams, phony electronic greeting cards, and delivery scams. So, here are the red flags […]

I started my career in tech almost ten years ago as a Network Engineer. I’ve grown from what we call a “Tier One Technician” (which is essentially someone who receives, assesses and assigns support requests) to a senior level Engineer on the 14 West Global Technologies team… or WesTech as we like to call it. […]

  If you appreciate a conversation based on practical things like data and analysis, that’s a good thing. And that’s why we have experts like Zeno and his colleagues in 14 West Organizational Development. Among other things, they are partnering with business leaders to help them develop and leverage leadership to support real business goals. But […]

I spent the summer after college teaching in Ecuador. I didn’t have any friends or family there, I didn’t own a smartphone, and I certainly didn’t have any plans for my return home. But I did have a Bachelor’s in English, a couple years of Spanish classes under my belt, and a whole lot of […]

There’s no denying it, folks. LinkedIn has positioned itself as the business tool for the modern day professional. Whether you like it or not, your profile is speaking loud and clear on your behalf. And if you’re thinking you’re off the hook because you don’t have a profile, you’re wrong. Your absence on LinkedIn can […]

Being an employee of one of The Agora Companies comes with a number of perks. Opportunity (if you are smart, and willing to push yourself and others) is one you hear a lot about. But this holiday send-off from one of the organization’s leaders was the perfect reminder of another pretty major privilege: realness from […]

Millions upon millions are still feeling the sting of the Equifax breach… even months after the news broke on basically every front page and cover around the world. The harshest part of this unfortunate reality is that they could be fighting this battle for the rest of their lives. As many as 143 million consumers’ personal information could be compromised – including […]