Author: visapplausedev

2020 Hindsight at Work

January 5, 2021

In a conflict, you lose a lot of battles, but still win the war.  Covid-19 is a war … and with casualties.  However, it is a war that we will win and I’ll let history weigh-in on the efficacy of our medical and governmental leadership. The benefit of hindsight will help us with future pandemics, […]

When Work Has Its Own Reward

December 5, 2020

This past week did you catch the news coverage of the UPS and FedEx semis hitting the road with the initial shipments of vaccine? Clouded by the severe economic hardships created by the COVID-19 virus in 2020 … I’m not sure that we instantly grasp or appreciate the medical achievements of developing and delivering this […]

Keeping Score: Arena-Factory Parallels?

October 5, 2020

There are some parallels between sports and work in this “season” of unprecedented human interruption.  In sports, many professional athletes are playing shortened or rescheduled seasons with restricted arena attendances.  Or even worse, consider the diminished satisfaction of winning the World Series on a far-from-home neutral ballpark.  At work in business, we are limited in […]

Roll Credits

September 5, 2020

Years ago I listened to a recording of John Maxwell telling a Hollywood story to Darren Hardy, publisher of Success Magazine on a CD insert in each monthly issue.  Maxwell, a former pastor, “preaches” leadership and my favorite quote of his is “people don’t care how much you know until they know how much you […]

COVID-19 Courtside Observations

April 16, 2020

In a sports context, in our battle against this dangerous virus it feels like half-time. In our imaginary locker room, planning for the second half, we recognize that the coaches are principals from government, health organizations and hospitals.  The players are nurses, doctors and first responders. Across the arena in the visitor’s locker room there […]