Author Archives: Jack Holt

About Jack Holt

Coach, teacher, mentor and an all around curious fellow.

The Bots the Thing

Alexis Madrigal’s article yesterday, That time 2 Bots were Talking, and Bank of America Butted In, got me to thinking about operations in the Network Age. As bots become more “life like” and are integrated into the various and sundry aspects … Continue reading

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Command and Control or Lead and Trust?

Many years ago in business school, I learned of four different types of leaders. Each leadership type was connected with a particular market environment and stage of organizational development. Over the years I’ve practiced and watched others practice leadership and, … Continue reading

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Someone you should know

I want to introduce you to someone. He doesn’t know that I’m reposting his post from Facebook, I’ll deal with that later. Unfortunately for most he is unique. He is not the man you want on your team. He’s the … Continue reading

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A holistic approach to cyber security

One of the interesting things I have observed in the development of personal computing, the development of the Internet, and the rise of our technologically connected world, is the change in our language. Particularly the written, now mostly typed, word. … Continue reading

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On Leadership

Of late, I’ve been in discussions about leadership. Are leaders born or made? Has technology changed the skills needed for good leadership? What I’ve learned about leadership has come from a long, winding, and sometimes torturous road. Leadership is about … Continue reading

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SOPA, PIPA and solving the wrong problem

I still don’t understand all I know about the U.S. House of Representatives’ “Stop Online Piracy Act” and the U.S. Senate’s equivalent “Protect IP Act” as they’ve been called. I know they did what many hackers have not been able … Continue reading

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Doing our part

Calvin Coolidge once said, “We cannot do everything at once but we can do something at once.” Ride, donate, or just pass this on to others. It doesn’t matter which. Get involved. Do something. From my friend Rick Spearman: Good … Continue reading

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