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Joe's Breakfast Links pt. 20

Posted by Joe Moline on Jun 30, 2017 8:57:11 AM

It’s 4th of July weekend and I am guessing you are like me and all the small talk at the office and around the  neighborhood this week started with, “Whatchya doin for the 4th?”  It marks a holiday that most Americans do celebrate in some form or fashion usually with a beverage in hand. According to this article by WalletHub it’s the number one beer-drinking holiday of the year. 

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Joe's Breakfast Links pt. 19

Posted by Joe Moline on Jun 23, 2017 9:06:25 AM

Recently I overhead someone talking about last night’s NBA Draft and how “those guys are becoming instant millionaires overnight. Can you imagine?” The one leading the conversation was not incorrect, the first round picks are guaranteed an NBA contract good for at least three years. The top pick will make at the least twenty million dollars over the first three years and the 30th pick will make at least 4 million dollars. These amazingly gifted athletes sign their contracts shortly after being drafted thus making them instant millionaires. 

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Joe's Breakfast Links pt. 18

Posted by Joe Moline on Jun 16, 2017 9:38:02 AM

My wife and her friends were some of the thousands of women in their 30’s and 40’s who packed the Xcel Energy Center Wednesday night reliving their teenage years as they sang along to Boyz II Men and New Kids on the Block.  I had the pleasure of receiving texts with photos of boy bands who apparently are still enjoying their heartthrob status. This photo is actually taken from the group of gals as Donnie Wahlberg himself took a drink from one of their beverages. Here is an article from the Pioneer Press about the New Kids on the Block performance Wednesday night. 

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Breakfast Links Pt. 17

Posted by Joe Moline on Jun 9, 2017 6:42:11 AM

Today marks a big day for me. Today I have been a parent for eight years.  Oh, and it's also my oldest child's birthday. He turned eight.  I suppose I should have started that it's a big day for my son.

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Breakfast Links pt. 16

Posted by Joe Moline on Jun 2, 2017 9:08:40 AM

It's really funny how the world changes and what was once considered a negative word or connotation becomes a positive one.  One of the big buzz words in technology in business the past couple of years is 'Disruptive'.  New business ideas or technologies that are going to shake up the industry and enrich investors are viewed more positively the more disruptive they are.  

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Joe's Breakfast Links pt. 15

Posted by Joe Moline on May 26, 2017 9:28:36 AM

This week Minnesota’s biggest news source The Star Tribune celebrated its 150 year anniversary.  That is truly quite an accomplishment and our region and its people are better for the great reporting and journalism it has brought over the years.  Whether it will continue to sustain itself and provide the great coverage we are accustomed to in the ever-growing digital age is an ongoing challenge but so far it appears to have done better than some of its peers across the country. 

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Joe's Breakfast Links pt. 14

Posted by Joe Moline on May 12, 2017 1:52:32 PM

With my breakfast links coming out later today than usual, let it be a reminder not that I got buried in other work yesterday and this morning, but that breakfast is delicious at all parts of the day. Or I could be clever and state that in honor of Mother’s Day brunches this is actually a brunch links blog rather than breakfast.  Moving on….

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Joe's Breakfast Links pt. 13

Posted by Joe Moline on Apr 28, 2017 9:35:09 AM

For millions of NFL fans this weekend marks the most important weekend in the NFL calendar year.  The Super Bowl weekend only involves two teams whereas during the weekend of the NFL draft every team is involved and every team has the same record.  Sure, some teams are making bigger splashes than others, but there is no question the NFL cherishes just how important the draft and all of its sideshows have become big business. 

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Joe's Breakfast Links pt. 12

Posted by Joe Moline on Apr 21, 2017 9:25:43 AM
  • Happy Earth Day weekend everyone.  That’s right, tomorrow marks the 47th Earth Day and fortunately for people who live in Minnesota it appears the weather is planning on cooperating and providing a beautiful weekend of weather, which makes enjoying this Earth all that much easier.  Here is an article on the history of how Earth Day came to be. 

  • It may be too late this year, but one great way to spend this weekend is the EarthDay RUN organized by CentraCare Health in St. Cloud.  There are fun races tonight and half marathon and half marathon relay on Saturday.  Mark your calendars for next year.  Here is a link to the event.

  • I am a big fan of any great idea that gets generated over drinks with a friend and that is what this article entails.  More specifically the article is about Jorge Gomez was to use drones instead of helicopters to calibrate airport runway lights.  They use Surface 2-in-1s, Microsoft’s Azure cloud and drones that are carry sensors.  Jorge and his friends have set the bar high, but when you are having drinks with friends this weekend see what you come up with and send me your ideas. 

  • Finding ways to compensate employees for improving in an area can be a challenging practice and sometimes it can even backfire and not yield the results that were intended.  An amazing example of that played out in the NBA in the final week of the regular season where Portland TrialBlazers forward Maurice Harkless did not take a single three-pointer in his final three games.  Why? Because entering that final stretch he was shooting 35.1% from three-point range on the season and he would earn a $500,000 bonus if he shot over 35%.  Can you imagine if he caught the ball in the corner with his team down three points with seconds to go and he instead drove to the hoop rather than risk his bonus? Check out the article here. 

  • Cyber Advisors is hosting a Hack-A-Thon this morning and all are welcome.  The event is sponsored by our partners Kaspersky who will also be presenting ways to protect  your environment from ransomware. See even details here.
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Joe's ...Not Breakfast Links Pt. 1

Posted by Joe Moline on Apr 14, 2017 9:55:50 AM

Any time you take on being the guinea pig and being the first out of the gate to try something new it can feel like a bit of a challenge and can cause some angst.  However, this is an example where it’s not the case as I was lucky enough to be the first Cyber Advisors employee to take on the Cyber Advisors Day of Service. 

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