Waiting Isn’t Always a Virtue

2020-09-08T14:29:10-07:00Categories: Industry Insights, Kevin Torf's Blogs, Project Management Insights, T2 Tech Blog|

In 2005 Amazon Prime was born. Originally, Amazon Prime allowed consumers the ability to receive items for free two-day shipping in the US for eligible products in exchange for an annual fee. Dozens of factors have influenced the success of Amazon including their knowledge of consumer behavioral psychology which makes them one of the most innovative [...]

Don’t Fight Against Constraints

2020-08-27T15:35:06-07:00Categories: Industry Insights, Kevin Torf's Blogs, Project Management Insights, T2 Tech Blog|

For Chuck Yeager and other legendary test pilots, success—or failure—required paying scrupulous attention to many factors affecting their flights at high altitudes. Ignore the basic laws of aerodynamics, Tom Wolfe writes in The Right Stuff, and a plane would “start tumbling end over end like a brick…” Failure was guaranteed—and so, unfortunately, was death. When it [...]

Finding the Middle Ground

2020-08-20T09:33:31-07:00Categories: Industry Insights, Project Management Insights, T2 Tech Blog|

Camp David, which is just 62 miles from Washington DC, has been used by American presidents as an ideal negotiation site since 1943 when FDR invited Winston Churchill there. Ever since, a long procession of dignitaries—the USSR’s Nikita Khrushchev and the PLO’s Yasser Arafat among them—have gone there to work out political conflicts in a rustic [...]

Speak with One Voice

2020-08-05T11:02:08-07:00Categories: Industry Insights, Kevin Torf's Blogs, Project Management Insights, T2 Tech Blog|

One of the most interesting forms of behavior in the insect world has come to be known, in the words of animal behaviorist Thomas Seeley, as “honeybee democracy.” To outside observers like us, a swarm of bees functions so much like a group that we don’t realize the disagreement and vigorous debate among the bees every [...]

All it Takes is One

2020-07-28T08:51:18-07:00Categories: Industry Insights, Project Management Insights, Robert Konishi's Blogs, T2 Tech Blog|

When it comes to unusual feats of human ingenuity, Domino Day in the Netherlands was a 20-plus-year tradition that took those familiar game pieces and created incredibly intricate patterns of falling tiles that would impress any engineer. Since the mid-1980s, each successive Domino Day outdid the last one with new patterns and challenges—not to mention hundreds [...]

Education to Revolutionize Your Workforce

2020-07-17T10:46:09-07:00Categories: Company Insights, T2 Tech Blog|

Former President of South Africa and Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. The power of education extends beyond the development of skills we need for economic success. It can contribute to nation-building and reconciliation." Mandela Day is celebrated on the [...]

Channeling Einstein

2020-07-24T07:38:16-07:00Categories: Industry Insights, Project Management Insights, T2 Tech Blog|

While Albert Einstein was one of the 20th century’s greatest minds, he may also be the perfect example of the absentminded professor. The legendary physicist once phoned Princeton University’s Institute for Advanced Study, where he had his office, and actually asked the operator to give him directions to his own home. He failed to identify himself, [...]

The Show Must Go On

2020-07-24T07:47:15-07:00Categories: Industry Insights, Project Management Insights, T2 Tech Blog|

When legendary actor Laurence Olivier was struck with appendicitis in 1967 before a performance of a Strindberg play, he had no choice: He had to rely on his understudy to take his place. What an understudy Olivier had. Oliver’s replacement was a nervous young actor named Anthony Hopkins. Even though this was many years before “Silence [...]

Build a Team of Spartans

2020-07-30T16:17:31-07:00Categories: Industry Insights, Kevin Torf's Blogs, Project Management Insights, T2 Tech Blog|

Early Greek history chronicles how Lycurgus founded the first Spartan army by creating a force where no soldier was considered superior to another. He developed mastery through the army’s foundation of endurance, courage and self-control. The Spartans were skilled at the ancient Greek style of fighting in a phalanx formation. Just like in an ideal project team, the phalanx worked as a [...]

Don’t Dictate, Innovate

2020-07-30T16:20:26-07:00Categories: Industry Insights, Kevin Torf's Blogs, Project Management Insights, T2 Tech Blog|

Considering he filed a record-setting 1,093 patents in his lifetime, it’s no wonder Thomas Edison is regarded as the embodiment of invention. While undoubtedly a genius, what made him so remarkable was not just what he made but the way he worked – his famous Invention Factory outside Newark, New Jersey was arguably the world’s first [...]