The Communications Courtesy Stack

Recently Jeff Hilimire wrote an article on mobile manners. The money sentence was this: And if you’re having a conversation with someone you really shouldn’t be checking your phone or device constantly. Yep. When I first started managing people back in the day I reached a point where I could not deal with all the […]

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September 5, 2013  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Personal

Controlling My Schedule

So I did something really bad today. I cancelled a meeting with a prominent entrepreneur/investor at the last minute.  For the second time. Without going deep into the details my issue was legit. I had an urgent employee oriented operational task that I needed to complete. It was an non-optional business demand. And I had […]

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August 22, 2013  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Networking, Personal

Intern Meeting

Amidst a growing rash of lawsuits across the country that might just dork up the whole concept of internships I made my way up to KinetixHR to talk with their class of student workers over lunch. My friends there said all I had to do was talk about myself, my career choices, and what I had learned along […]

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July 16, 2013  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Personal, Presentations

Working Remotely

Based on my position on the matter in the past readers of FoG will be quite surprised that I have joined the growing number of Americans working from home for the moment. It's interesting situation. I was given a project that required my undivided attention. None of the team that I am working with is […]

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June 12, 2013  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Management, Personal

Two Years

Willie King over at WorthPoint reached out to me earlier this month via LinkedIn, "Congrats Lance on 2 years" he said. How time flies. He is talking about my time at Half Off Depot/nCrowd. It has been quite busy. So busy that I have not really had a chance to practice my preach of updating […]

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May 30, 2013  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Half Off Depot, nCrowd, Personal

Gaps At Grady

Last Thursday night Atlanta Public Schools had a meeting at Grady High School to discuss the shooting incident that took place on its campus Wedensday morning. I attended the meeting. My opinion is Atlanta Public Schools is not acting urgently enough, is not being vigilant enough, and is not communicating with the community enough on how it […]

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March 4, 2013  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Current Affairs, Personal

We Interrupt This Program For An Atlanta Public Schools Shooting

I mostly write about the Internet, management, marketing, and startups on FoG. But every so often something happens that makes me change the focus here. A few years ago it was a change in Georgia law that limited the mobility of workers. Today it was a student at Grady High School shooting herself in the […]

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February 27, 2013  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Current Affairs, Personal, Politics


FoG turned seven last week. Truth be told I seriously contemplated using the occasion to shut it down. Outside of family I have very seldom done anything in my life for more than five years. Seven in my mind is the absolute longest time anyone should do any one thing. But for some reason I […]

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February 23, 2013  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Personal, Web/Tech