Author Archives: Rob Page

Alternatives to morning radio

I commute to northern Virginia (NoVA) a couple of times per week. ¬†I make this longer-than-ideal commute to preserve a small-town experience for my family AND a morning waterskiing habit for myself during the summer ūüôā Few things make me … Continue reading

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Turning employees into stark raving fans

A simple idea with difficult implementation. ¬†Making your employees stark-raving fans. ¬†The issue? ¬†Leadership shortcomings. ¬†The value of turning employees into fans can’t be better expressed than in this blog post from Tony Robbins: ARE YOU TREATING YOUR EMPLOYEES LIKE … Continue reading

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Hiring smart people

This… “It doesn’t make sense to hire smart people and then tell them what to do; we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.” – Steve Jobs

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Some people were raised by wolves | Why we can’t have nice things

Yesterday was a sad day.¬† LLBean, the iconic Freeport Maine-based clothing company, had to amend its famous return policy: WHO DOES THIS?¬† Who thinks it is appropriate to go to a yard sale, buy a pair of used slippers and … Continue reading

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The importance of integrity

Most of what we do in life and business is done without legal or contractual cover.¬† In this wild majority of situations you are trading with your integrity.¬† Your integrity and the effect it has on your overall reputation is … Continue reading

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Autonomous Vehicles == Low Value

In “The race for autonomous vehicles is over. ¬†Silicon Valley lost.” John McElroy (Twitter: @Autoline) makes some excellent points. ¬†Here are my cliff notes: Some companies are based on 10% margins Some companies are based on 40% margins Manufacturing at … Continue reading

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Alfred 3 = Awesome

Macs without Alfred installed are… broken.  

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Security and the Internet of Things (IoT)

Short post today… More of a link than a post. ¬†This Economist story from July 18, 2015, entitled, “Their own devices”¬†is an excellent read for the non-technical person on the security implications of everything becoming a computer. Here is the … Continue reading

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Hollywood: Please represent the military accurately

The Page house caught a bug this past Christmas (2015). ¬†As a result, we didn’t get out of the house very much; instead we ended up getting extra value from our Netflix and iTunes Movies accounts. One of the (many) … Continue reading

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Is encryption a tool for terrorists?

Keywords: ¬†Candidate competence, Voter competence Neither Republicans or Democrats have a lock on technical ignorance. ¬†I loved the term “staggering ignorance” in a December 2015 article on Venture Beat. ¬†“Loved” in terms of being vivid and accurate; not in terms … Continue reading

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