Why do leaders lead? For some, it could be for the money, power, or notoriety. For me and probably many others, the reason for being a leader is the ability to positively affect the careers – and therefore the lives - of others. That’s what gets me out of bed every day, ready to face … Continue reading Why I lead
A female colleague told me this recently while we were discussing the Brett Kavanaugh nomination process. I was incredulous. “You’re certain it’s 100%?”, I asked. “Absolutely”, she replied. It doesn’t stop there. I went to a candlelight vigil for Dr. Ford a couple weeks ago (an aside: I was there because I wanted her claim … Continue reading “100% of my female friends have been sexually assaulted”
"The arc of the moral universe is long but it bends towards justice" - MLK It's MLK Day today. I celebrated by reading some of his quotes and watching David Letterman interview Barack Obama and John Lewis. At times like these, the many gains since the 1960's seem lost. Instead of an African-American president signifying … Continue reading On Dr. King: “The arc of the moral universe…”
Last week, I spent 2 days with our CEO Chris Young and his leadership team, talking about where we want to go in the next 3 years. Chris kicked off the meeting with a recap of our 5 core values, our mission and our employee pledge, all designed to protect the world in our online … Continue reading Why I work at McAfee (and you should too?)
My startup Bluenose is no longer. After 4+ years of trying, it just didn't work out. We ran out of money and couldn't attract more investment. There are many, many people to thank for their support along the way. My wife, my co-founder, investors, friends, employees, mentors, customers, etc. "It takes a village" to birth … Continue reading R.I.P. Bluenose Analytics
Time for something fun given the serious nature of our nation's current events. Over on Facebook, there was a recent meme asking to list your Top 10 records. For many music fans, this is nearly impossible. So, I'm taking a stab at my Top 107 instead. Some ground rules: I tried to avoid greatest hits albums, but … Continue reading My top 107 albums
I've written a couple blogs before on Father's Day in memory of my own dad, here and here. But today I'm writing about another father, whose recent death hit me hard. Dave Yeung (DY) passed away a couple weeks ago. I didn't know him well, but every time I met him I felt his warmth and … Continue reading Father’s Day 2016: in memoriam of Dave Y.