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Evolving with the Times, and Breaking the Status Quo

It’s hard to believe the year is half way over, but here we are. The first half of 2021 has been a whirlwind to say the least. Thankfully we have managed to stay busy, bringing in new clients and evolving with existing ones. I attribute that…

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…

The Whole is Greater than the Sum of its Parts

Ideba held its first QBR of the year last week, and while we were reviewing all the great work for our clients, it got me thinking about the mechanics of our team. As it stands now, Ideba is made up of eight full-time employees, multiple…

Some Current Recommendations for Passing the Time

As COVID-19 and the fires and smoke on the west coast continue to impact us, the Ideba team has put together some great ways they are spending their spare time. Whether you enjoy listening to podcasts or sitting down with a good book. We’ve…

Let’s Face it. Zoom is Weird.

The sudden ubiquity of Zoom made me question my sanity.  When I’m on the phone listening to you, I concentrate on your voice and what you are saying. Similarly, as a speaker, I know I have my only my voice with which to communicate.…

Celebrating Ideba’s 10th-Anniversary the Best Way Possible

Well, I guess we’re not a start-up anymore! As a business owner, I often get asked “how’s business”. Most would respond with “great” (sometimes even if it’s not…). Others would answer, “great, revenue’s up”, or…

Uganda 2020: Perri Read

Top three things I’m looking forward to most from the 2020 trip: Contributing firsthand to a project that Ideba has been supporting for a long time. I’m excited to see what the school looks like and gain a more in depth understanding…

Uganda 2020: James Gleason

I love the fact that this school’s leadership is not looking for a “hand out”, but a “hand up”. They are not expecting us to bail them out and care for their finances. They are doing a great job leading in their areas of expertise…

Supportive

As you’ve probably been reading, everyone at Ideba has been posting a blog of the one word that represents Ideba, from their point of view. When I was asked to come up with my one word, “supportive” immediately came to mind. This for…
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You Get What You Give

This is an important week in my professional life. I am celebrating five years of service with Ideba, and it has caused me to look introspectively at my time as an intern, a research analyst, and a research manager for the company. Although…