Getting Started With Lightning Process Builder

I was very pleased to speak at the Cloud Saturday conference in Chicago on January 24, 2014. My presentation was on my favorite feature of the Spring 15 Salesforce release, Lightning Process Builder. Lightning Process Builder is the latest automation tool on the...

The Power of Burning the Boats

When the Grecian armies landed on their enemy’s shore, the first order the commanders gave was “Burn the boats.” With no boats to retreat the armies had no choice but to do whatever it took to be successful and win. I one thing I am leaving in 2011 is about 55 lbs....

Replenish the Well

I came across this awesome post from my friend Dayna Schmidt this afternoon about the right way to leverage your time at a conference – or any networking opportunity. Dayna recounted the story of meeting Andrea Adams-Miller at a seminar in May and the...

My Technological Stubbornness

For someone who considers himself a rather savvy bleeding-edge type I have a track record for being slow to adopt certain technologies. Case in point, the Kindle. Until about a week and a half ago I was not a Kindle owner. This should have been a no-brainer. I enjoy...

Friday Philanthropy: Chicago Dance Marathon

I think many young professionals are intimidated by the term philanthropy. For me it traditionally conjured images of Rockefellers and Carnegies and 7-figure-plus donations; thats not the game I play. The word philanthropy comes from two Greek words meaning...

Career Success While Still Having a Life

Pursuing a career doesn’t mean having to choose your job over your life. If you know how to strike a balance between work and your personal life, then you won’t have to pick one over the other. To be your best in both, however, it’s advisable to develop a system that...

Why I Wish I Could Love Apple

Apple has been a bastion of innovation, if not always commercial success (reference Lisa), for years. The renaissance they have enjoyed under the second coming of Steve Jobs is undeniable. They make sexy products that work – and not just work, but work...