Unacceptable vs. Undesirable: A Crucial Distinction

Over a decade ago, I found myself wrestling with a challenging business decision. A customer, experiencing rapid growth, requested additional services to scale their infrastructure. However, they could not immediately afford it, and they were not entirely sure they would ever be able to afford it. They were in the process of securing more fundingContinue reading “Unacceptable vs. Undesirable: A Crucial Distinction”

Forgiveness and Apologies

You don’t wanna know my hurt, yeahLet me guess, you want an apology, probably – “Let You Down”, NF Recently, our family was having a conversation on forgiveness, earning an apology, and accepting an apology. I was making the case that these are related but not synonyms. It opened a discussion about what each isContinue reading “Forgiveness and Apologies”

Evolution of Why

I have read Simon Sinek’s book Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action and watched his Ted Talk a dozen times. The heart of Sinek’s message is that purpose drives people in an organization. Organizations succeed by clearly defining their purpose and deeply aligning people to that purpose. Despite the numerousContinue reading “Evolution of Why”

Leadville Trail 100 Run 2018 – Post Race Report

I started drafting this blog post on the Monday following the Leadville Trail 100 Race. I felt I owed it to myself and everyone who supported me. Thankfully, I did not finish the draft or publish it. It has taken until now (more than 2 weeks later) to come to the point of digesting allContinue reading “Leadville Trail 100 Run 2018 – Post Race Report”

In Defense of Daylight Savings

I have been thinking about daylight savings the past few weeks as it approached. Most articles, blog posts, Facebook updates, etc. will be around the idea that daylight savings is not practical. I wholeheartedly concur, but I do not think it is useless. I waited a few days after the time change in hopes thatContinue reading “In Defense of Daylight Savings”

Leadville 2016 – Post-Race Report

We have a debt to those before us and an obligation to those that come after us. We maximize life and potential through heart, intelligence, and grit. We focus on our bond. We do all of this together because we are always stronger together. Mostest. — Porter Family Mission Statement In August 2015, I had theContinue reading “Leadville 2016 – Post-Race Report”

Leadville Trail 100 Recap – Why I’ll Return to Leadville

Two weekends ago, I had the opportunity to crew and pace a friend, Jeffrey, making his second attempt to run the Leadville Trail 100 race, aka LT100 or “The Race Across the Sky”. For those unfamiliar with LT100, it is a 100 mile race held annually that was first held in 1983. This would beContinue reading “Leadville Trail 100 Recap – Why I’ll Return to Leadville”

Cloud Understanding & Adaptation Are A Shared Responsibility

Recently, Forbes published an article on cloud computing, its popularity, and whether it is ready for prime time. While the cloud infrastructure and application markets are currently sized at $33B and $106B, respectively, and are continuing to grow, “[a] new … Read More