Month: December 2011

The Age of Common Sensors

There was an article in this past Sunday’s New York Times that proclaimed we have entered the “Age of Sensors.” The ability of machines to tell exactly where we are, what we’re doing and what (the machines think) we need is – at least according to the author – ushering us into a world of

The Perfect Gift for a Secret Santa

The Perfect Gift for a Secret Santa If you’re someone’s Secret Santa this Holiday season, get them a book that will make 2012 their best year ever. Priced for even the most elf-like budget, they include: Work Strong: Your Personal Career Fitness System. This book introduces a complete regimen of activities that will help you

A Career Lesson from Stephen King

Stephen King has a new book out called 11/22/63. It’s a time travel story about the Kennedy assassination, but the underlying premise is much more interesting. In exploring the potentially redemptive effects of being able to prevent that awful event, King affirms the value of change. We humans seem genetically predisposed to dislike change. There

The Perfect Gift for a Secret Santa

The Perfect Gift for a Secret Santa If you’re someone’s Secret Santa this Holiday season, get them a book that will make 2012 their best year ever. Priced for even the most elf-like budget, they include: Work Strong: Your Personal Career Fitness System. This book introduces a complete regimen of activities that will help you