Category Archives: Business

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 »

What I’m Reading – December 2016: Analysis, Intelligence, Media, Protests, and Comedy

A wrap-up of articles I found most interesting this month. America’s National Security Agencies Under Trump: Lessons from the Nixon Administration – War on The Rocks, 12/21/2016 War on the Rocks takes an interesting look at distrust between the president-elect and intelligence agencies. So far, Donald Trump has shown hostility towards intelligence organizations. During the… Read More »

What I’m Reading – November 2016: Internet Freedom, Propaganda, Comedy, and Dystopia

A wrap-up of articles I found most interesting this month. Freedom on the Net 2016 – Silencing the Messenger: Communication Apps Under Pressure – FreedomHouse.org Since 2011, FreedomHouse.org has released annual reports on Internet Freedom – the ability to communicate ideas via the internet. According to their “About Freedom House” page, the “freedoms of speech,… Read More »

The insanity of political memes

Like bumper stickers to generations, political memes have become the preferred way of choice for people to communicate their political views. They allow people to make big points with little effort. Simply take an image, put some text on the top and bottom, and you have a meme. You get bonus points if it is… Read More »