Short-sighted Short-cuts Lead to Dead Ends The desire for instant gratification can be tempting, leading one to seek opportunities to cut corners to achieve faster results. And while the initial perception of saving time and money is promising, the end result is a continuous cycle of bad decisions, uncompleted projects, and lack of trust from others. […]
The Power of 10% and How it can Change your Life Starting Now. Time is FREE, BUT IT’S PRICELESS. You can’t own it, BUT YOU CAN USE IT. You can’t keep it, BUT YOU CAN SPEND IT. Once you’ve lost it, YOU CAN NEVER GET IT BACK. HARVEY MACKAY Time: A unique system that ties together events, represents a form […]
The Corporate Elephant in the Room Throughout my professional career, I’ve been exposed to various organizations both small and large. The smaller the company, the easier it is to communicate a shared set of motives and beliefs. As the company grows, new attitudes and behaviors begin to form, some, creating a toxic work environment. We have […]
Unrealistic Expectations Even for the seasoned professional, managing workplace expectations can be tricky and if the right level of tact is not used, the wrong response could set off a negative chain reaction. Just take these scenarios for example: Scenario 1: The Special ProjectAnother unwanted “special project” has fallen into your lap, consuming your time […]
One Team. One Goal. Early January 2017, I had the opportunity to host a workshop for my Automation Tools team. The group was comprised of two sub-teams with members distributed across California, Nevada, Colorado, and Oregon. Over a 13 month period, each team had successfully delivered against their company objectives. However, as part of the workshop, […]
The Push from Within: A Journey of Transformation is a keynote I presented at Saucecon 2019. It is an inspiring story of self-reflection which recounts my journey of how I helped Walmart Labs transform its engineering culture to adopt a culture of quality, while I learned the true meaning of success. This case study is […]
I run an organization called San Diego Tech Hub. The organization is focused on driving social change, engaging the community, and creating opportunity for all. Our goals are simple: Our Mission: Inform, connect, and empower the San Diego tech community to drive social change. Our Vision: Establish San Diego as a collaborative, diverse, and […]
I had the opportunity to speak with Carolina Alban-Stoughton, Communication & Engagement and Editor of the Carlsbad Business Journal, to share insights on how Walmart Labs has transformed the way shopping during COVID-19 and my thoughts on how shopping patterns and customer behaviors may change as we enter into the virtual era of doing business.