Collaborative Silos

A friend of mine, Jason Wells, guest wrote a blog for the Iowa Biz blog, hosted by the Business Record.  He asked about what could be done to foster more collaboration among organizations in Des Moines. I’ve been trying to figure that out for the last 7 years.  For the reputation that Des Moines has … More Collaborative Silos

Catching Up

A few days ago, several friends were interviewed for a cover story about Millennials and the perception of their generation.  They shot down the notion that their generation are selfish and disconnected.  I agree with them.  Maybe because we live here in Iowa, but I’ve seen more Millennials active in organizations, being creative, starting their own companies, and doing other things that … More Catching Up

“What do you do?”

A week ago, Geoff Wood, a local entrepreneur and part of the Silicon Prairie News team, was talking to local tech wizard Jon Thompson of Evolve and I after a morning YPC social.  Geoff noticed something while networking with some fellow young professionals. Geoff would ask someone “What do you do?” That person would reply … More “What do you do?”