The Possibilities

February 16, 2014

I hear the statements all too often. My project won’t be successful. They’re impossible to find. If only we could find them… I don’t blame people for observing the common trend. Many projects fail to reach the standard of 80% follow-up rate. This doesn’t need to be the case.  It can be done with a […]

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Send Me Your Problems

February 2, 2014

Check out this great post by Seth Godin. Addressing the problem of research attrition has always been a blast for me. It might not be for you at the moment, but hang in there. The solution is invigorating,  and more importantly, sustainable. Feel free to send me your problems.

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Hunting for Treasure

January 20, 2014

It’s easy for “Treasure Quest” to be tossed onto the giant pile of treasure hunter shows. But there’s an interesting method to their madness, and an inspiring example of tenacity and optimism. The protagonists have a valuable method to their madness. With “Treasure Quest,” the method is a stretch when it comes to probability of […]

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Buy In

January 8, 2014

In order to find a mobile population, a system needs to be implemented.  Or better yet, a high performance engine. When looking under the hood of a vehicle, you see the variety of parts needed to do one thing…move. There are many crucial elements that can affect the success of your follow-up effort. If one of […]

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Quick Tip #23

December 26, 2013

Be optimistic in the face of adversity. It works. For inspiration, watch any or all of the following: 1. Toni Griffin’s TED talk for rebuilding Detroit 2. Mandela’s effort to unite a nation through sport and speaking of sport… 3. The Miracle on Ice 4. Movie trailer for 50:1, which covers the wildest Kentucky Derby ever. […]

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Over Before It Starts

December 14, 2013

Recently I caught an episode of the show “Final Offer” on Discovery Channel. The premise of the show is to take someone with a valuable antique and present it to four high level dealers. The seller then gets to meet with each dealer privately, in whatever order they choose. The kicker is they can’t backtrack, […]

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Off the Grid

December 8, 2013

When I saw the title “Track Me If You Can” on Netflix, I had to check it out. It follows a security expert as he shows us how to go off the grid in the digital world. The short documentary is loaded with suspenseful shots and music, creating an atmosphere of supposed paranoia. Quite silly. […]

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Giving Thanks

November 26, 2013

The Thanksgiving season is upon us. It’s a great time to step back, survey the landscape, and see how good it actually is. As I survey what’s in front of me, many things appear on the landscape. Here are a few: Thanks to Mom and Dad for teaching me the courage to blaze my own […]

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Systemic Change

November 17, 2013

I asked for a challenge and received one. “Find over 900 drug users from 4-13 years ago with barely any identifiable or locating information.” Ok. I didn’t have any experience. Neither did anybody else. It’s one thing to develop the skills to track down a mobile person. It’s another to create a system to track […]

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Quick Tip #22

November 5, 2013

People utilize usernames when they converse “in public” on the internet. Often they converse in multiple places using the same username. If you Google a unique username, you will see all of their different conversations in a variety of forums. People tend to give many clues about their lives in these conversations. They offer it […]

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