Working in Silence

I can be very productive with a certain amount of background noise, I find it easier to write if there is music playing or I am in a moderately noisy coffee house where there are many low conversations going on in the background. But when I really need to think [...]

By | 2018-07-06T19:13:09+00:00 September 24th, 2016|Rules of Thumb, skmurphy|2 Comments

15 Years After 9-11, Four After Benghazi

15 years after the 9-11-2001 attack on New York that left some 3,000 Americans dead and 4 years after the 9-11-2012 attack on a US diplomatic mission in Benghazi left four dead including a US ambassador it’s time for a look back. As to what difference this may make, George [...]

By | 2018-07-14T20:55:45+00:00 September 11th, 2016|skmurphy|0 Comments

IVALA Joins Forces With VIN

I am delighted that Taimur Alavi and the team at IVALA are joining forces with  VIN the Veterinary Information Network. They have bootstrapped a significant amount of progress and I think VIN will provide the resources to accelerate not only the development of innovative applications and their reputation for excellence will encourage the [...]

By | 2016-10-05T20:12:39+00:00 September 8th, 2016|3D Model, Acquisition, Clients in the News, skmurphy|2 Comments

Constructive Pessimism

Constructive Pessimism: to anticipate problems you have to be willing to acknowledge their possibility and look for them. Many entrepreneurs who are naturally optimistic make a serious mistake in discouraging pessimistic thinking instead of putting it to good use. The clever utilization of constructive pessimism is one of the keys [...]