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American Story? Small Town Story?

Posted by Jeff Hayes on November 28, 2012 in Community


Does Bedford Falls really exist or was it just a figment of Frank Capra’s imagination for the perfect town in his film “It’s a Wonderful Life?” And are there other such idyllic…

Is there a 'real' Bedford Falls out there somewhere?

Coworker Dilemmas Resonate with Readers

Posted by Jeff Hayes on August 13, 2012 in Quality of Life


In reviewing searches that led individuals to our website and blog last month I was surprised to find that roughly 55% of them were looking for information about handling difficult coworkers. Why?…

Coworker Dilemmas Exist on a Large Scale

ROI of Culture on IT Alignment

Posted by Jeff Hayes on July 31, 2012 in Technology


What does culture — that quality in groups of people that govern what we believe and how we behave — have to do with “getting things done”? And by extension, what does…

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How Does One Measure the ROI of Culture on IT Alignment?

Which Apps and Devices Are Best for Foreign Travel?

Posted by Jeff Hayes on June 21, 2012 in Technology


This is a reprint of an article I wrote on mobile devices and apps for the Fox Cities Chamber Business, an up and coming business publication produced by The Fox Cities Chamber…

Which apps and devices are best for foreign travel?

Do you need digital detox?

Posted by Tim Holdsworth on May 31, 2012 in Health and Wellness


Are You Device Dependent?  Here are six sure signs that you need to do digital detox: You use your mobile device in the restroom. You use the word ‘hashtag’ in common conversations….

Do you need to unplug for a little while?

Technology Alignment in a Global Context

Posted by Jeff Hayes on May 20, 2012 in Technology


During a recent trip to Japan I found several examples of how culture plays a role in the success of certain types of business. So dramatic are some of the differences between…

Technology alignment can be a great benefit to companies of every size.

Six Ways of Being Uncivil and Nine Alternatives

Posted by Tim Holdsworth on March 16, 2012 in Quality of Life


You know things are tough when the founder of the ‘Civility Project’ calls it quits… All you have to do is listen to a political debate or tune in to any talking…

Think before you speak.

Mobile Apps and Your Business

Posted by Jeff Hayes on February 29, 2012 in Technology


This is a reprint of an article I wrote on mobile apps for Insight on Business, an excellent business publication dedicated to the 100,000 or so businesses in The New North region of…

Mobile Apps and Your Business. Image Copyright Tom Richmond.

Think Local, Eat Local

Posted by Tim Holdsworth on January 31, 2012 in Community


To wrap up this series on Think Local, Act Local, let’s take a look at  sustainable agriculture.  Sustainable agriculture protects water and soil quality, while preserving green space for healthy native habitats….

Think local to help yourself help your community

Poverty and Technology as 2012 Dawns

Posted by Jeff Hayes on December 31, 2011 in Community


Have you ever participated in a poverty simulation? If not, I highly recommend it. My wife and I are fortunate to have a friend and fellow Rotarian, Betsy Rozelle with CAP Services,…

Poverty and technology are related.