Complexity Sells

9 July 2018 | Comments Off on Complexity Sells

According to Roman philosophers, simplicity is the hallmark of truth. And yet, networks have become ever more complex over time. Why is this? Because complexity sells. In this short take, I talk about why complexity sells, and some of the mental habits you can use to overcome our natural tendency to prefer the complex.

Short Take: Culture and Technology

3 July 2018 | Comments Off on Short Take: Culture and Technology

Chatting with Rachel Traylor about Math at CHINOG

27 June 2018 | Comments Off on Chatting with Rachel Traylor about Math at CHINOG

 

Chatting with Eman Conde at CHINOG about Certifications

27 June 2018 | Comments Off on Chatting with Eman Conde at CHINOG about Certifications

 

Short Take: Practical Career Advice

12 June 2018 | Comments Off on Short Take: Practical Career Advice

One problem I’ve heard in the past is that much of the career advice given in the networking world is not practical. In this short take, I take this problem on, explaining why it might be more practical than it initially seems.

Short Take: Fix the Problem

29 May 2018 | Comments Off on Short Take: Fix the Problem

Short Take: Security as a Tradeoff

23 May 2018 | Comments Off on Short Take: Security as a Tradeoff

We often treat security as an absolute, “that which must be done, and done perfectly, or is of no value at all.” It’s time to take this myth head on, and think about how we should really think about security.

Short Take: Telecommuting

16 May 2018 | Comments Off on Short Take: Telecommuting

Short Take: The Subsidiarity Principle

2 May 2018 | Comments Off on Short Take: The Subsidiarity Principle

Short Take: Death of the Seven Layer Model

25 April 2018 | Comments Off on Short Take: Death of the Seven Layer Model

Is the seven-layer OSI model really all that useful any longer? Before you answer, it’s worth listening to my latest short take over at the Network Collective.