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November 26th, 2016 | Karl Palachuk
One of the most important - and overlooked - roles of a manager is being a mentor to others. Many people have a 1940's "command and control" approach to business. But as I pointed out a little while back, telling people to Just Do It is often very bad advice. - read more
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November 19th, 2016 | Karl Palachuk
When I had a number of employees, I used to always offer them benefits. There are two major reasons for this. First, it saves me some money (personally) because I get my insurance paid for through the company. It’s a very well accepted business expense and I get insurance out of the deal. Second, it makes your business a nicer place to work. - read more
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November 14th, 2016 | Karl Palachuk
I just finished one of my annual chores: Creating a handout for my employees with the pay periods, pay dates, and holidays listed. - read more
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November 2nd, 2016 | Karl Palachuk
Of course you have goals and your company has goals. But do you communicate these through your organization at every level? - read more
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November 1st, 2016 | Karl Palachuk
Nicole over at Bedrock Data forwarded this announcement to me. - read more
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October 28th, 2016 | Karl Palachuk
I love attending conferences. They help me learn more about my business. They help me meet new people and learn about their businesses. AND when I attend non-IT conferences I also get a big dose of motivation from people who are just focused on giving and receiving inspiration. - read more
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October 10th, 2016 | Karl Palachuk
Very often the advice used by Nike promotions is great: Just Do It! But there's a right time and place for everything. - read more
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September 8th, 2016 | Karl Palachuk
If you get my newsletter (See link at the top) or follow me on Facebook (/karlpalachuk), then you know I'm rambling around Colombia, South America. I thought future travelers might be interested in some notes about the technology experience we're having here. My travel companion is old time friend Josh Liberman from Albuquerque, NM. - read more
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September 6th, 2016 | Karl Palachuk
A few weeks ago I started down the road to building a server that boots from a 32GB MicroSD card. See the post at - read more
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August 24th, 2016 | Karl Palachuk
Not too long ago, I signed up for the Microsoft curriculum on big data and analytics. The first course in the series is Data Science Essentials. See the original blog post here. - read more


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