2020 Vision: The New Normal for Business

By Dan Jeppson — In the modern age of political, social, and environmental chaos, 2020 has emerged as a pivotal point for every world citizen. While personal circumstances are changing dramatically for some, others seem to be immune to effects and even seem to thrive during times of uncertainty and change. Some of this is […]

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Moving Walkways: Chess – Collaboration vs Combat – The Dance of Competition

“There’s a misconception that survival of the fittest means survival of the most aggressive. The adjective ‘Darwinian’ used to refer to ruthless competition; you used to read that in business journals. But that’s not what Darwinian means to a biologist; it’s whatever leads to reproductive success.” – Stephen Pinker Is negotiation about winning by gaining […]

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Kin (2018)

By Dan Jeppson — What is the “Long Lunch” ERP Movie Review by XS? — Kin (2018) Kin (Miles Truitt, Jack Reynor, James Franco, Zoe Kravitz, Dennis Quaid, + a surprise cameo) was a movie from 2018 that was released in theaters but has remained widely unknown. It failed miserably in the box office as […]

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Commercial Use of Drones

By Dan Jeppson — While drone usage has become a widespread part of the entertainment, law enforcement, and hobby industries, consumers and industry have not adopted the use of drones as part of their daily lives (yet!) Some of this is due to opinions and cost barriers. Some of it is due to the maturity […]

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“Long Lunch” — Bloodshot

By Dan Jeppson — What is the “Long Lunch” ERP Movie Review by XS? — Bloodshot (COVID-19 Question: Is this my last in-theater movie for a while?) Since Marvel has nearly commoditized the cinematizing of comic-book and super-hero stories, so it makes sense that lesser-known comic shops would throw their hats into the ring. Valiant […]

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“Long Lunch” — The Way Back

By Dan Jeppson — What is the “Long Lunch” ERP Movie Review by XS? — The Way Back “It’s just another Hoosiers…” – Nope. You might be tempted to think that after watching the trailers. You might be tempted to think that at 25 different points during the movie. There are similarities and parallel story […]

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“Long Lunch” — Terminator: Dark Fate

By Dan Jeppson — What is the “Long Lunch” ERP Movie Review by XS? — Terminator: Dark Fate 1984: Terminator – What a cool movie! Great concept, excellent filmmaking, excellent execution. Time travel fun! 1991: Terminator 2: Judgment Day – Effective use of new technology (CGI!), fun story arc with a scarier Terminator. Bigger action. […]

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Moving Walkways: The Comfort Zone

Unless you’ve just stepped out of a motivational seminar or are on vacation, chances are that your short-term plans do not include any activities that aren’t relatively routine. The same physical, emotional, and mental variables that seem to cause humans trouble with addiction and self-destructive behaviors ALSO tend to steer us (and yes, it’s assumed […]

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The World Has No Use for a Drone…

If you haven’t paid attention to the emerging virtual reality technology lately, it might be time to read up a little bit—things are changing. As avid gamers, our family has looked forward to what the new offerings might hold—I’m still holding out for the mature technology to emerge—it’s REALLY close. I’ve been an avid RC […]

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