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Whether you provide field data collection services, content, or technology, or need the services, data or products of those companies, these six factors of success are worth considering as you move forward.

First, some context might be helpful here. When I founded Spatial Networks in 2000, no smartphone market existed…

It’s probably one of the most uncomfortable things I have ever had to do in my professional career, and I ended up writing it dozens of times over the past 20 years. I’m talking about a letter to loved ones and trusted friends that details everything they will need to…

Is the Republican Party truly bankrupt?

1) Ask yourself Senators, there were 10 investigations into the Benghazi attacks with a determination to prosecute then Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. …

My friend and colleague Bill Dollins and I got on an actual telephone call (ie. …

It is often said that it is difficult to remain enemies once you’ve had a meal together. This presumes that both parties have a vested interest in reconciling or sorting out any stumbling blocks in the relationship, to either forge a new friendship or recover one that is at risk…

I mentioned recently that I had concluded my tenure at Spatial Networks, Inc. and would be working on developing the next steps in my professional career. I’m not the “retiring” type in the conventional sense (I don’t golf, don’t really have hobbies per se, and still have a fair amount…

As I approach the twenty-year anniversary of Spatial Networks, I find myself reflecting on the thousands of decisions and challenges over those years.

What I have found interesting is that most of the following sentiments are not new, certainly not new to me, and I knew all of them in…

Few people have heard this story and fewer still understand the full context and impact it continues to have on me, even if they knew me at the time these events unfolded.

In the summer of 1993, I was enrolled at Portland State University, in Portland, Oregon pursuing a Master’s…

When I started Spatial Networks in June of 2000, one of the first administrative tasks was to get the company set up on a medical benefits plan. We chose Paychex Business Solutions at the time, and when I met with my account manager, I endured a withering cornucopia of choices…

I was standing alone on the side of a glacier at nearly 18,000’ as the sun started to peek over the slope of the volcano. My right eye was frozen and I couldn’t feel my toes. I had a serious decision to make.

sunrise high on the glacier on Citlaltépetl just after my eye froze

As the sun began to warm the…

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