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Arlin Sorensen

I am just a plain old Iowa farm boy who loves technology. Fortunately I have been blessed with a job of putting the two together, living here on the farm and leading our companies in the Heartland family - HTG, HLG, Varvid and HTS Ag. The real fun is the learning shared with peers through HTG Peer Groups.

Peer Power Blog
August 22nd, 2016 | Arlin Sorensen | Peer Power Blog
I didn’t have a clue how to sail that day when I was 18.  I hoisted the sail in that small dingy; by trial and error I figured it out.   I didn’t know what to call it back then, but I got stuck on a lee shore, got out, freed my trusty craft, turned her about and returned - Read More
July 27th, 2016 | Arlin Sorensen | Peer Power Blog
One area that many entrepreneurs and leaders struggle with is making time to replenish themselves.  They have always used brute force to press on, with little or no focus on self-care and replenishment. After all, you don’t get things done while you’re sitting on the sideline - Read More
July 26th, 2016 | Arlin Sorensen | Peer Power Blog
Continuum’s Courtney Margossian and Haylee Conradi Presenting at HTG Europe Q3 2016 Meeting – July 25-29, 2016 – Aberdeen, Scotland BOSTON and LONDON – July 25, 2016 Continuum®, the only channel-exclusive IT management platform company, is presenting at the HTG - Read More
July 8th, 2016 | Arlin Sorensen | Peer Power Blog
I am blessed in my role to have observed hundreds of MSP’s over the past 30 years, along with my own 27 year stint leading HTS to become an 18M+ company. Over that time I observed and experienced 5 key barriers to growth that I want to briefly tell you about, focusing on the fifth in this - Read More
June 23rd, 2016 | Arlin Sorensen | Peer Power Blog
Connection is powerful.  Science proves it. A study of nearly 3000 Americans found that those with close friendships are less likely to die young.  The author of The Village Effect: How Face-to-Face Contact Can Make Us Healthier and Happier also notes that “Fifty-year-old men with - Read More
June 22nd, 2016 | Arlin Sorensen | Peer Power Blog
I often get asked on airplanes or as I am volunteering in my city, “What do you do for a living?”  I always ask if they want the one minute reply (“I work in IT.”) or the ten minute story. Most people are curious and opt for the longer version.  At some point in my - Read More
June 16th, 2016 | Arlin Sorensen | Peer Power Blog
Walking along a lonely stretch of beach, you hear a cry for help from a man struggling in the surf.  You immediately feel two impulses: one is to rush out into the surf to help and the other is to remain safely where you are.  But there is a third thing present, something telling you that - Read More
June 16th, 2016 | Arlin Sorensen | Peer Power Blog
I hope that you have found The ONE Thing to be a helpful companion on our quest to SIMPLIFY: Focus. Today is my last post in this series.  So I want us to end together by taking some time to reflect on what we’ve learned and to make sure we are carrying our learning forward and applying - Read More
June 7th, 2016 | Arlin Sorensen | Peer Power Blog
Dear Coach: I struggle with some people on my team not living up to expectations. It’s as if they are not even listening. I’m really getting tired of this and ready to clear the decks and start over. Am I being too hasty? I can certainly understand why you’re ready to start over - Read More
June 6th, 2016 | Arlin Sorensen | Peer Power Blog
Dear? Is that a deer?  Legacy Planning – Preparing for the Unexpected.  What to do now? It is a beautiful day.  You are driving down the road – day dreaming:  You have worked hard in your business.  You are proud of how you have grown over the years from an - Read More