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Now and Then – Looking Back and Ahead
Richard Robinson bravely posted his 2010 vs. 2022 profile pics and I promised myself I would step up. I have been coasting on my 2008 headshot for WAYYY too long. I was dodging a request for a ‘hi-res’ headshot for my recent Veritas Live! Session with Irfan Shuttari. Richard’s post made me grab my camera and ask my fabulous partner Lauren to take some pics on the porch we built together. I inherited the photography bug from my dad and have good glass for an amateur. This and my interview with Doug Austin have had me thinking about how rapidly life, careers and technologies have been changing since 2020.
The Pandemic Pause – Reconsidering, Restructuring & Resigning
Like much of the world, even my retainer clients implemented work stoppages thru much of 2020. Being lucky enough to have savings, I dove into my backlogged home projects until my A.I. mentor Skip Walter pulled me into my 8th startup with promises that we would finally use eDiscovery A.I. for good. Playing Chief Innovation Officer with cutting edge toys was fabulous until the courts started back up, clients were wrestling with M365/remote professionals and I became executor of my mother’s small/complicated estate. Like so many of you, I am now working multiple jobs from my home office.
New Tools, Media & Content
The subjects of my recent eDJ Briefings have consented to be recorded and transcribed via Teams. Two years ago this would have never happened. I am privileged to have a good journalistic reputation for honoring ‘off the record’ comments and confidentiality edits. KnowNow’s meeting tools take live notes, highlight transcript quotes and create summary reports. These tools give me richer blog content and quotes than my traditional notes. Inspired by Jerry Bui’s TikTok style vlogs, I am experimenting with video/audio versions. Here I am creating video/audio content while my corporate clients struggle with the compliance, retention and eDiscovery implications of this same content popping up everywhere. We all have to adapt to stay relevant and survive. Expect more on new media and dynamic file types in different blog formats.
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