Napping on the Job

By Patrick Cisler It’s 9:00, the night before my article is due, and I am scrambling to think of what I can write about for the newsletter. The more I brainstorm about what to write, the more tired I become. And then it hits me; if only I had a nap earlier today, I...

Reflections on China Visit

By Patrick Cisler Much of what I had read about in the paper or saw on the news regarding China was visible from the moment I arrived. I observed the rising middle class as we drove from the airport in Shanghai to our hotel and noticed that the majority of the cars on...

The Virtual Office

By Patrick Cisler I was recently working on a project with Digital Media companies that led me to reflect on a major shift in daily work habits. The shift being working in the office environment to working from home. First, the steps that led me to this reflection; I...

The Inevitable Grid

By Patrick Cisler While working on a recent project with companies in the Advanced Manufacturing industry I couldn’t help but learn about a fast emerging market, the “Smart Grid”. I was surprised at how many of these maturing companies I was working with that had many...