Planning has always been important to Eric. As a kid, he used to draw the layout of his bedroom on graph paper. He’d move the bed, the dresser and the desk in miniature – making sure a redesign would “feel right” before committing to the life-size version. Working as a professional writer for more than 20 years now, Eric’s propensity for finding the best organizational solution has merged with his love of writing. Call it feng shui with words. And we know he’s good because he assures us that “feng shui” is indeed spelled like that.
 

In some circles, “compliance” is a dirty word. Oh not in theory, of course. In theory it makes all the sense in the world to adhere to a certain set of standards. This ensures that processes are done a certain way, regulations are followed and end products are safe, efficient and effective.

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Do-It-All ECM is not Science Fiction Any “Star Trek” fans out there? Those who are will immediately recognize the above photo. For the uninitiated… the photo depicts a “Borg Cube.” It is one of the most intimidating technologies in the “Star Trek” universe. It houses, naturally,

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“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.” ~Robert Frost, in “The Road Not Taken”   Sure. ’Ol Bobby makes it seem so easy, doesn’t he? He’s standing there in the woods, faced with two paths – say one to the

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As a “words guy,” I always did my darndest (sure, it’s a word) to avoid science in school. I’ve always been kind of proud to tell people that I managed to get through all of high school and college without ever having had to take Physics, Chemistry or Trigonometry. These days, of course,

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The best products and companies are the ones that arise out of a customer need or desire. That may seem like an obvious thought. How then does one explain the existence of products like the ones pictured above? They are “sunlight-powered dancing toys” and they do exactly what their name

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We’ve been telling you for years that here at Patterson Pope, we love stuff. We help our clients solve their stuff problems. Unlike the stuff George Carlin referred to in his famous – and somewhat blue – comedy routine, though, the stuff we’re in love with is business stuff. In

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As you may have noticed from some of my posts, I am a movie buff. Movies are visual storytelling, after all, and as a writer I’m drawn to narratives. I was only five when my dad took me to see “Jaws,” and I was eight when I first saw “Star Wars” and “Close Encounters of the Third

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I’m going to go out on a limb here – albeit not too far – and say that most of us wouldn’t like knowing that our manager, supervisor or boss spent the day literally looking over our shoulders. As nice as they may be, the hovering is a little too close for comfort. If he or she were right

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Many of you will have already seen the above video. It shows us one more example of why “texting while walking” is ten times more difficult than walking and chewing gum at the same time. We all know someone, I’m sure, so engrossed in his or her technology that they forget there are other

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Various organization experts have said that when creating a “To Do List,” it can be inspirational to add two or three items to the list that you do automatically anyway. For instance, you might add “brush my teeth” or “put on my shoes” to the list. The idea is to be able to cross

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