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Slowing Down Time

A man was walking, near the end of his days, in a field of grass overlooking the meadows.  Off in the distance, a forest, rich in life and beauty. As the sun beat down on his face, he could feel the warmth offset only by a slight spring breeze.  Off in the distance,...
Taking Back Time

Taking Back Time

We often hear people lament that time goes by faster today than ever before.  Some say the older you get the faster time goes by.  I am confident that a search of the internet will find hundreds, if not thousands, of books and articles, some with scientific evidence...
What I Learned From A Plant

What I Learned From A Plant

On the path to ‘quality of life’, people often find themselves facing the same problem again and again.  Perhaps it’s the same relationship with a different face and name. Perhaps is it’s our time slipping away because of an unanticipated visitor that, once we reclaim...
Old Dog, New Tricks

Old Dog, New Tricks

If I were to ask you the color of a traffic Yield sign, in the United States, you, like most people that I’ve asked, might say YELLOW. In fact, if I told you that you were wrong, you would probably argue with me. I know because I did, as did others I chatted with. The...
The Low Cost of Preventive Maintenance

The Low Cost of Preventive Maintenance

You’ve probably heard this saying before: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. It means that a little precaution before a crisis occurs is preferable to a lot of fixing up after the crisis happens. This can apply to many things, including maintaining...

Earned Value 101: Key to Success

(In our last post, we discussed our simplified approach to Project Management, called “4 Core Elements and 3 Wrap Arounds”. In that post we discussed the use of Earned Value and burndown curves.  We find that most people understand burndown curves, but many do not...