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Hey BAs – stop taking notes and start leading! I have taught for years that Business Analysts must be leaders (not just note takers) and I have to admit that I have not always received the warmest welcome when I … Continue reading


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Let’s be clear, I am an eater, a food enthusiast, foodie, and gourmand; all of which make for a great hobby and fantastic dining experiences. I am always on the lookout for an amazing gastronomic experience, whether it is the … Continue reading


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Have you heard the new buzzword/term “simplexify”? I have heard it about 3 times in the last few weeks.  “The answer is to simplexify!” “We need to simplexify.” “In their haste what they did was simplexify and not simplify.” One … Continue reading


It’s been a few weeks since Elizabeth and I visited New Zealand, with a July 4 holiday in the middle. I’m finally getting a chance to finish my blog about the second half of our trip. After having business meetings … Continue reading


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That’s right, you read it right – Etch A Sketch, not an iPad (more on that later). Did you own an Etch A Sketch when you were young? Do you own one now? It dawned on me the other day … Continue reading


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Ah weight loss, the story of my life. I used to view it as an ongoing struggle but now I view it as a journey. After all, I have been doing it all my life, a seeming testament of my … Continue reading


Elizabeth and I recently travelled to India to speak and exhibit at two BA World conferences there – one in Pune and one in Bangalore. The sessions struck us as some of the most interactive presentations we’ve ever given (or attended). … Continue reading


Our trip to India concluded in Bangalore, where Elizabeth and I again presented at BA World. Elizabeth repeated her talk on “The Influencing Formula” and I again presented “Bulletproof Business Cases.” The audience was roughly the same size as in … Continue reading


Elizabeth and I are in the midst of our trip to India, which has a three-fold purpose. One was to meet with our new Indian partner, Vellicate Technologies, which is based in Bangalore. The head of this company, Surendra Saxena, … Continue reading


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Depth Charge. An anti-submarine warfare weapon intended to destroy or cripple a target submarine by the shock of the explosion near it. The depth charge was a very powerful weapon in its time but now largely replaced by anti-submarine homing … Continue reading