Sunday, January 24, 2016


A cold box brought
To life and filled with warmth of
Propane fire.  And the warmth in soul
Of work, done well.  Plane on wood.
The smell of incense.  Of hot coffee.
Of maple, pine and oak.
Of work. Of memories.
Crafting on a cold January day.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Craftsmen of Commerce

Pitney Bowes introduced its new Craftsmen of Commerce advertising campaign yesterday.  
I was emotional as I watched the ads for the first time.
Business conversations today are filled with discussion about authenticity - and being an authentic leader.  How rare is it to be part of a company that so authentically captures its ethos, its values, its esprit de corps in its advertising?
I am energized by these ads.  They are authentic to who we are at Pitney Bowes.
We are passionate about building solutions clients love.  And working with clients to ensure the solutions fit.  That is the reward of a craftsman.
I love new ideas. And I love finishing a job well done. I love the work in between.  That is the practice of a craftsman.
I am a craftsman, working to help clients drive commerce in an increasingly connected and borderless world.
My team and I craft solutions - Ecommerce technology, Shipping software technology, and great user experiences.  We know the tools of our trade - SaaS, Mobile, API Management, Big Data, IoT - we apply technology to innovate.
I've had an opportunity to work across a huge variety of projects, across industries, with a large array of technologies, in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.  
STEAM, not STEM.  As Steve Jobs said, "technology alone is not enough—it’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the results that make our heart sing."
I aspire to be a renaissance technologist in our global world.  A craftsman.
We are a team of craftsmen at Pitney Bowes, focused on creating value, and delivering great client experiences in the modern world of commerce.  I am proud to be a member of that guild.
I love what I do.