the thinker

Interview with Startup Junkie: Protecting Your Business, Think Like a Hacker

I recently conducted an interview with the Startup Junkie Podcast. I enjoyed discussing the hacker's perspective on cybersecurity and what it means to be secure.

The Violent Nature of Mankind

Violence, in the broad sense of the term, seems to be a natural tendency. It might also be moral. And we aren't being honest about it... and that's good...

How Much Food to Store for a Crisis

Do you have enough to feed your family during a crisis?  This spreadsheet can help you get it done with less than $100.

Protect Against Identity Theft: Devalue Information?

We can beat cyber hackers and avoid identity theft by fundamentally changing the way we use information to authenticate users.  If hackers steal information because it is valuable, then devaluing that information could negate the threat.

Rapid Business and Family Preparedness in 7 Easy Steps: Most Likely & Most Dangerous

There are many factors to consider when you are preparing for business or family disaster - especially when that disaster is already upon you.  Use this guide for a simple method to get a 60% solution quickly.

The Remedy

“The remedy is worse than the disease.” – Francis Bacon

Getting What You Want

“The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want.” – Ben Stein

KISS Risk Management: How Often and How Bad?

I love the discipline of risk management.  It helps balance the need to "do something" with "don't do something stupid." Here's how I keep the whole thing simple.