The Internet exploded in the late 1980s. Then, a tentative vehicle for storing and transferring information, now, connecting billions of people around the world; it’s taken three decades. The blockchain, which drives bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, is now at that same starting point and will probably balloon in less than ten years. Some call the… Read More

Looking hard at what we do and why we do it will often result in significant savings. We all know that UPS is one of the cheapest guys in town when it comes to saving money. (That is a compliment.) In 2004 they actually created a navigational program to map driving routes with mostly right… Read More

If you haven’t been personally introduced to Siri, at least you know about her. She’s fun, she says audacious things if you ask the right question, and she knows just about everything you want to know! Siri is a “Chatbot”, a robot that simulates human conversation, and she may be living in your iPhone. (You can also… Read More

Less than two decades ago, more than 85% of American workers worked for a specific company. Today over 40% of us identify ourselves as free-lancers, self- employed, independent contractors, on-demand workers, or Gig-workers; these titles all refer to Contingency Workers. These are non-permanent workers who are hired by companies on a temporary basis to fill gaps.… Read More

Most of us equate the word stress with distress. We are overwhelmed, besieged, depressed. It happens a lot around this time of year. Too much to do, not enough time to do it in – and,more often than not – not enough money to do it with. It can take the joy out of life.… Read More

During the holidays we discovered that the main address we have for some of our clients is no longer correct; especially whenyour invoices go to a different address. It’s easy to forget to tell us when you move to a different suite, a different street or, in one case, a different STATE! It isn’t unusual… Read More

To be successful in a new year, keep these tips in mind to have an effective start to 2020: Make professional contacts and network Practice professional courage: step out of your comfort zone at work and speak up Listen more than you talk Take up a new hobby Track your to-do list Most importantly, keep… Read More

It’s almost a new year (and decade!) and you have a task to do! Your insurance provider has no doubt reminded you, often, to keep clear and accurate records of all your valuables both at home and at work. Easier said than done. But those records could save you thousands and thousands of dollars should… Read More

The holiday season can be the busiest time of year, and then we will say goodbye to the decade. In spite of our best laid plans, nothing of great importance seems to get done. Oh yes, there are times when we have a big push to complete a special project or mission, but for the… Read More

NORAD and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD), has tracked Santa’s flight on Christmas Eve for 62 years; all thanks to a happy accident! The tradition began in 1955 after a Sears Roebuck & Co. advertisement misprinted the telephone number for children to call Santa. Instead of reaching Santa, the phone number put… Read More