Filed Under: Leadership

When you read about new companies, especially in the startup space, one of the topics you’ll see over and over again is this idea of “culture”.  To be sure, it’s an important topic and can be a true distinction (think Uber vs. Lyft).

Two Inc. magazine articles came through my feed this morning and a mashup of the two topics they addressed seems appropriate.

Filed Under: Web

In my last corporate gig, I reported to the Vice President of Marketing.  One of my most important functions was to translate the "geek".  He wasn't a programmer, or a designer.  But he needed to understand what was going on so he could run the business.  That's where I fit in... I translated the geek.  I was his "Universal Translator".

At the time of this writing, I've been an American citizen for just under two weeks.  Two days ago I flew to Washington DC to surprise a friend of mine, Bobby Litchge.

Bobby is a 90 year old veteran of World War 2.  He's as tough as they come and still incredibly active.  He's someone I really admire on so many levels.

I was reminded of an excerpt from Guy Kawasaki's book "Enchantment" this morning...

People are not binary. People are not ones or zeros, smart or dumb, worthwhile or worthless. Everyone has strengths and weaknesses, positives and negatives, competencies and deficiencies.

This is the beginning of a new day. God has given me this day to use as I will. I can waste it, Or use it for good. What I do today is important, Because I am exchanging a day of my life for it.
Filed Under: Leadership

Leaders influence people at every level. Some lead thousands or even millions, others lead one or two. The success of their leadership isn't found in the number of people in their "chain of command", but how they influence those for whom they are responsible.

Filed Under: Leadership

I had the privilege of delivering the morning keynote at JoomlaDay Chicago this past weekend. I presented the State of the Joomla! Union talk, similar to the one in Sydney last November.

http://www.slideshare.net/imrodmartin/joomla-day-chicago-2015-state-of-the-joomla-union

Filed Under: Joomla

I had a friend ask if I could create a donation/membership page for their non-profit using PayPal.  The site is built in Joomla! 3.x so I naturally thought of an excellent extension like JoomDonation.  However, they wanted a number of tweaks that meant modifying the extension which I hesitate to do.

Filed Under: Speaking / Keynotes

I had the privilege of presenting the keynote at JoomlaDay Sydney 2014. After traveling for 24 hours (a 4 hour flight, a layover and a 15 hour flight), Teresa and I enjoyed Sydney for a day while we adjusted and got over the jet lag.