As a former small-business owner, I understand the attitude of “I am too small to be targeted by cybercrime.” The problem is that as larger businesses harden their security, criminals are looking for easier targets. The other thing that is changing is the automation of exploits. The end result is that small businesses are now the easiest target as automation increases the ROI for criminal activities against multiple targets of lesser value. Continue reading Selling Cybersecurity to Small Business
There are many “as-a-service” offerings today. The most well known perhaps is Software-as-a-Service or SaaS. The question I have is why is this a thing? What is so different about “renting” stuff that we previously owned? We have done that for a hundred years or more. Continue reading Why is the “As-A-Service” Economy So Different?
I have been working on a project lately that requires me to have access to a large database (about 1 Million rows). On my recent trip to Scotland I knew I would have time on the plane to work on the project but didn’t want to pay for airline wifi that would be slow anyway. Continue reading Have Big Data…Will Travel
One of the most frequent things I am asked is how to monitor a backup that MSP RMM does not support. This is done by creating a pair of event log checks. One check looks for the presence of any failures and the second looks for the absence of a success. Continue reading Creating an Event Log Backup Check
Confession #1 – I like Pinterest. Don’t judge me. From DIY to building furniture, business, inspiration and productivity…there is a lot if really good ideas in a brainstormer friendly format. Continue reading The Bullet Journal
So people who know me (or have seen me respond to an email at 2am on Saturday morning) will attest that I am not the best at following this advice…by far. Continue reading Weekends Are Not For Working…But They are For Making You Work Better!
OK so I don’t do product endorsements and how can I with this since I won’t even receive it until November. It is however the first Kickstarter I have ever backed and so I thought I would talk a little about why. Continue reading The Omega2 IoT Kickstarter
We are all members of tribes. What do we do to move our tribes from “Life Sucks” to “Life is Great”? We must understand the 5 stages of tribes and the corresponding languages. Watch this great TED video on tribes. Continue reading How Do We Lead Our Tribes?
“The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.” – Peter Drucker
What is an internal entrepreneur?
An internal entrepreneur is known as an intrapreneur (makes part of intrapreneurship) and is defined as “a person within a large corporation who takes direct responsibility for turning an idea into a profitable finished product through assertive risk-taking and innovation”. They are usually very motivated, with a high drive towards completing the job at a fast pace with efficiencey (action-oriented) who are comfortable with taking the initiative, regardless of the boundaries that the organisation or the entrepreneurial world imposes over them, they are in a constant pursuit of an innovative product or service. Their behaviour can be characterised through the ability of thinking outside the box which includes smart and clear minded risk-taking with an emphasis on leadership, these traits combined are also what make a successful entrepreneur.
“No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.” – Hebrews 12:11 NIV Continue reading Sunday Inspration – Discipline