Google’s Disconcerting Project Aristotle

NYT released an article reporting Google’s findings from an internal research project called Project Aristotle. It found that technical skill doesn’t matter that much in team building. They found the key factor was psychological safety. This article discusses some reasons I find it hard to trust Google’s results. Four key issues are front and center: … Read more Google’s Disconcerting Project Aristotle

McAfee’s Miscalculation

John McAfee is a well known technologist and member of the liberty movement. He invented McAfee anti-virus software, so his tech of choice is security, and he was a Libertarian Party candidate for President although he was bested in the primary by Gary Johnson. McAfee’s approach to security is essentially opposite my own: He takes … Read more McAfee’s Miscalculation

10 Step Background Check

This article will cover 10 steps to a well done background check. I also have a 20 step method, but that is a bit of a secret for now. This is a solid basic method. Conduct a brute search on a search engine such as Google. You will need a search phrase which should usually … Read more 10 Step Background Check

Another Improvement for Degreed: Material Detection

This article is on a way improve the education evaluation service offered by Degreed. The issue is that Degreed only recognizes video material from YouTube. My initial response to this discovery was to assert that Degreed ought to add Vimeo and the wealth of other quality video providers. On second thought I think that going … Read more Another Improvement for Degreed: Material Detection

11 Ways to Explode Online Influence

1 Write well and often. Many people will recommend 500 words per article, 5-7 days per week. You must be consistent about this to build momentum. Traffic builds along an exponential curve in my experience. Miss a few days and you get to start all over, just like hitting the gym. Writing well means understanding … Read more 11 Ways to Explode Online Influence

Finding People – Political Marketing Research Techniques

1) Google the person. Include relevant state, if possible. White Pages is a great tool 2) Reverse phone number look up at 411.com 3) Candidate info can be found in FEC filings at fec.gov. Go to the “finance disclosure portal” then “candidate and committee viewer” then search. 4) Consultants and other actors often have personally … Read more Finding People – Political Marketing Research Techniques

CAE Interpretive Proof – Traditional Marriage (2/2, Left-Handed Proof)

This article will argue that Traditional Marriage is an explaining factor of per capita GDP. This is an example of a left-handed proof using Traditional Marriage. A left-handed proof constitutes half of the CAE Interpretive Proof. While the right-handed proof is a philosophical or theological proof, the left-handed proof is meant as proof based on … Read more CAE Interpretive Proof – Traditional Marriage (2/2, Left-Handed Proof)

5 Ways to Properly Cite Wikipedia and Dynamic Information Sources

Tldr – Archiving, screenshots, videos, Google Chrome’s “Print as PDF” and other techniques allow proper citation of Wikipedia articles. Wikipedia is an amazing aggregation of information. Usually it has a combination of balanced scholarship, thorough sourcing and in-depth information. While that does not hold for all of their pages, and while some of the sources … Read more 5 Ways to Properly Cite Wikipedia and Dynamic Information Sources

3 Ways Google Says Education Changing

Education is changing. I have talked much about it including the superiority of homeschooling and the replacement of degrees and certifications with badges. Turns out Google is noticing the same thing. Laszlo Bock is the Senior Vice President for People Operations at Google. That is basically Google’s Human Resources (HR) department and they make hiring … Read more 3 Ways Google Says Education Changing

Compilation of Guest Articles and Contact Information!

This article is a directory of articles which I have written as a guest for other websites. They are in reverse chronological order starting with the most recent and ending with the oldest. This article will also include my guest article pitch video in which I make the case that I would be valuable as … Read more Compilation of Guest Articles and Contact Information!