Category Archives: Business

What I’m Reading: June 2017 – Technology, cyber warfare, productivity, comedy, and career advice

Summaries of the articles I found most interesting in June: Silicon Valley vs. The White House – The Eurasia Group, 6/28/2017 The Eurasia Group writes about the leaders of Silicon Valley and their interests and how those interests conflict with the interests of the Trump Administration. There are a lot of conflicts as the Trump… Read More »

I made a good tweet

I’ve been on twitter for about eight years. I have a little over 1,000 followers. I’m not a big time social media star. I tweet about the wide array of things that appeal to me or catch my eye. A few people respond to me regularly, and I reply back to them. Only three times… Read More »

What I’m Reading – April 2017: Veterans Entrepreneurs, Organizational Study, Media, Baseball, Kung Fu, and Star Wars

A wrap-up of articles I found most interesting this month. How Veterans Turned Entrepreneurs Are Disrupting The Pentagon’s Weapons Program – Fast Company, 4/3/2017 This was my favorite read of the month. Having been in the defense contracting world for several years, I understood the inflexibility of contracting – where the military defines their problem… Read More »

5 Job Hunting Lessons Learned from Stand Up Comedy

Hello, Cleveland. It’s a pleasure to be here. My name is Michael Lortz and I was unemployed for over two years. Fortunately, I performed stand-up comedy during that time, which didn’t help me find a job or pay my bills, but it did help me find humor in my predicament. When I started comedy, I… Read More »

What I am reading – March 2017: Insight, Innovation, Tribalism, Media, and Star Wars

A brief selection of articles I found interesting this month: My Insights About “What is an Insight?” – LinkedIn post by Craig Fleisher, 2/9/2017 Written by a past professor of mine at USF, Dr. Fleisher provides very interesting insight into insights. Fleisher discusses that too many analysts just provide information, without providing insight. Fleisher defines… Read More »

What I’m Reading – January 2017: Military, Media, Star Wars, and Beer

A wrap-up of articles I found most interesting this month. (I promise few if any articles on the new American president.) Why America is Self-Segregating – Data Society Points, 1/5/2017 I could write a lot about this article. Researcher Danah Boyd explores America’s drift into social segregation by using examples of the military, military contracting,… Read More »