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The Video Lesson We Learned During COVID

With stay-at-home orders and a pandemic threatening us all, some of the usual tools of marketing were suddenly out of reach. Sales meetings, corporate events, conferences and exhibitions—they were all off the table.   A lot of…

Giving Employees the Latest Tech to Do Their Job

Prior to starting Ideba, I worked at a consulting firm in the Puget Sound area iSoftStone – a company founded by two former Microsoft executives. I was always impressed by their desire to provide employees the latest tech, including a…

Post-Pandemic Return to Work

The pandemic has rocked our world. I try to look at the glass half full and find the positive things that have happened as a result. The pandemic caused people to work in ways they would have never thought of. Pre-COVID, many companies would…

A More Normal Social Life

Like many (probably most) other people, COVID-19 drastically changed my social interactions in 2020 and continues to impact them in 2021. I stopped going to the gym, recreational soccer was cancelled, stopped going to church and restaurants,…

Increased Importance and Awareness of Mental Health

The COVID-19 pandemic brought a lot of focus on people’s physical health. However, with new data and research coming out we are learning about the collective toll COVID-19 had on people’s mental health as well. In a poll conducted by the…

Push to Innovate

Expanding on the ongoing Ideba blog theme: what are you most excited to see in 2021? I have to say I look forward to outcomes and experiences related to technological industries and use of that technology being put into overdrive. We just…

COVID has changed us, but how?

Hopefully, safe, effective vaccines will help us put the worst of COVID-19 in the rearview mirror. However, it has changed us, and I will be curious to see which of those changes prove to be long-lasting and most impactful. Working from…

A Changing Family Dynamic – wise words from two great bosses

The best piece of business advice I ever received was from @Andersbrown, a former Microsoft employee, and one of the founders at a former employer, Akona Systems. A super smart, highly engaging guy, from whom I learned a tremendous amount. His…

Work-Life-Pandemic Balance

While we may see an end in sight to the pandemic, remote working is here to stay. Many organizations are thinking about taking a “hybrid office” approach where some people are working in offices, while others stay at home. As our President,…
man reading a book while sitting on the sofa

Seeking Inspiration as the Year Draws to a Close

As we come to the end of a tough year, and collectively look forward to better times in 2021, I thought I’d share an enlightening book, for you to add to your gift list this Holiday season. It’s just $12.95, and in my humble opinion…