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Procrastination; it's a Treatable Disorder

Posted by:whitridge in Business & Technology
22 June 2015 0

The Whitridge Voice pro-cras-ti-na-tion |prəˌkrastəˈnāSHən, prō-| Noun The action of delaying or postponing something: The first tip is to avoid procrastination. Who would have thought that after decades of struggle with procrastination, the dictionary, of all places, would hold the solution?  Avoid procrastination, so elegant in its simplicity. While we’re at it, let’s make sure obese people avoid overeating, depressed people avoid apathy, and someone please tell beac...

Weather God, You Win!

Posted by:whitridge in Business & Technology
25 February 2015 0

In the 70's Dave Loggins wrote a song called "Please come to Boston", now I dare anyone to utter those words. We are here in the midst of a historic winter month of both snowfall and record breaking cold spells which have resulted in every day so far in February 2015 being under the freezing mark. This morning we were greeted with temperatures in the teens to minus numbers and wind chills that were in the vicinity of 30 below zero. "Please come to Boston"? Why come to Boston? All of us that ...

Whose responsibility is it anyway?

Posted by:whitridge in Business & Technology
31 December 2014 0

There seems to be a constant refrain about the lack of skilled people especially in IT to fill open positions. This is an ongoing problem that based on forecasts for 2015 and beyond is not going to get any better. With the Presidents small contribution in the area of immigration this will have a minor impact but his unwillingness along with Congress to expand the numbers of H1B Visa’s makes the problem a more urgent and daunting one. We are not going to be able to manufacture Computer Scien...

Journey from Healthcare to Well-Being

Posted by:whitridge in Healthcare IT
06 November 2014 0

Healthcare innovation is at a fever pitch if everyone would just get out of the way. That includes providers that refuse to change even if it is in the best interest of the patient and the government that is so possessed with putting their stamp on something just to prove they are serving a purpose. We just attended the Connected Health Symposium in Boston on the 24th and 25th of October which reinforced my hope that healthcare has finally embraced technology. During the conference we were in...

There's a slowdown in hiring, Really?

Posted by:whitridge in Business & Technology
23 September 2014 0

There has been a deluge of doom and gloom over the recent jobs report for August and it seems to be striking fear into the economists, media, and politicians around the country. Some are predicting the recovery we have been experiencing since the great recession is in jeopardy and the political parties as usual are spinning the news any way that is to their advantage. This extract from the Wall Street Journal gives you an idea of the gloom: “Slowdown in Hiring Brings Let down on Growth Outl...

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