Episode 1. Origin Story

The inaugural edition of Tele-Whiskey. Learn the origin story – a bit of background on the idea behind the name. Plus excerpts from some conversations with really smart people enjoying a drink with me! Yes, that’s what Tele-Whiskey refers to … We will introduce the idea of Digital Conversations that Provoke by calling into question the whole idea of Digital Transformation. Is “Digital” becoming a buzzword? How can we focus on what really matters? This episode features excerpts from conversations…

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Palm Springs

A road trip for a corporate conference - but plenty of time to get some Nomad work done. Great scenery and weather - perfect for a late winter chance to work outside! Some highlights from the pictures ... I'll grab shots out of the window on the plane - no matter how often you fly, it's still a miracle The airport terminal is primarily outside, walking between buildings; nice way to show off the weather I made a point of…

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Transport – On the Road

It pays to keep your eyes on the road - especially when you are not driving. Lots of crazy vehicles and sites, around the world.. Some highlights from the pictures ... Crazy cars - including the Oscar Mayer Wiener Mobile on the legendary Route 66 Limos are fun - the internal shot was from a ride to the airport, not the pink monstrosity Buses around the world - Switzerland, Scotland, Chicago - all set to party Proof from Scotland that…

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Albuquerque

A business trip / team meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico - in the midst of a crazy cold snap out of Chicago. Travel was crazy, but the meeting went great. A big focus for the trip was to maximize working time - especially with the layovers and flight delays. Some highlights from the pictures ... Maximizing work time - on the plane! Don't overlook this as a productive time The trip started north of Chicago - 8" snow and frigid…

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Zurich

A road trip in winter? Of course, let's go to ... Zurich! For this trip, I had a couple of business visits, but a ton of keyboard work and a couple of conference calls. I am taking advantage of great work locations - and Wifi calling and video conferencing makes the latter a breeze! Some highlights from the pictures ... The hotel lobby is a solid goto - free wifi, plenty of water, and some neat views for the right…

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Bridges

Back at it in the new year - and this year, in among my "field work", I will be publishing some themed collections of pictures from various locations. First up - bridges. It's an early form of mechanized transportation, if you think about it - how do I get from A to B when there is a barrier ... Some highlights from the pictures ... Starting with Cincinnati - plenty of terrific bridges over the Ohio River Then off to…

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Barcelona

A trip to Barcelona, Spain for a tech conference. Too good to pass up - I did spend some time checking out the stunning art and architecture. This was more of a strategic conference; you really have to pay attention to keep up with the speed of change. Many deeper conversations while continuing the writing! Some highlights from the pictures: A couple of examples of of Barcelona architecture, especially from Gaudi! Work locations on hotel rooftops - terrific views! Many…

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Southern Africa

Vacation, of course - but hey, I could bring my Digital world along with me on safari! I absolutely got some work done during the afternoon siestas - with notepad and voice recorder. And lots of stories to tell - check out the article titled Being Digital in a Human World!! Some highlights from the pictures: Jo-burg airport immigration, plastered with Microsoft posters - ya can't get away from it! Cape Town absolutely had a progressive vibe - note the…

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Huntsville, AL

A trip to Huntsville, Alabama, in the US, with some interesting places to work. We worked in conference rooms, hotel lobbies - but don't forget the cafeteria, a great place to run into people! Some highlights from the pictures: The office space is located within a shopping mall - hence the merry-go-round! Had to take a closer look ... Even at the mid-size cities, airport architecture can be quite interesting, Flight delays can be a pain, gotta watch the weather.…

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Zurich and Nuremberg

Off to Zurich and Nuremberg - a week long visit between two businesses with different projects, different challenges. My traveling partners and I spent some time in the common areas of the hotels, prepping for meetings and keeping up with events back at the home office. Some highlights from the pictures: I prefer airport hotels - on travel day, eliminates a step (from hotel to Airport or vice versa), and that extra bit of calm just streamlines the day, especially…

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