Author: DKeith Wilson

T-shirt loving nerd with a penchant for people, ideas, and annoying clichés. I love fire-breathing dragons and drunk equestrian MMA fights. I hate diapers, dogma, and talking dinosaurs. Goal: meet cool people, do cool stuff, learn, iterate, scale.

Leadership in Nth Dimensions ( Quantifying Leadership Attributes Within Context)

You are always a student, never a master. You have to keep moving forward. – Conrad Hall No narrative of the Life of Bees would be complete without lots of discussions about leadership. Leadership is probably the most critical, non-quantifiable business factor with a direct impact on the success or failure of a business.  In short, leadership makes or breaks…

The Learner’s Code

(This article is the first in a series of posts about continuous learning and skill acquisition.) “He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.” ― Francis of Assisi I was having coffee (well,…

My Year of Code – The Path

I’m convinced. It doesn’t matter how many tools I have in my  toolbox, it won’t be complete until I can code. I’ve heard the arguments, both for and against and I know where i stand: old and a bit outdated. Don’t get me wrong, I’m no noob here. I’m more of a “throwback” web dev guy….from the “old school” of the internet.…

The Intimacy of Teams

We (and by we I mean i) talk a lot about leadership and it’s importance in both business and life, but we (sorry for the third-person self-references, but I’m experiencing an Instagram “selfie” withdrawal at the moment) don’t say as much about the teams. I was writing a blog post on my upcoming “year of code” a few days ago…

“Management” Gone Wild

I recently had a conversation with a guy (let’s call him Bob) about leadership. Somewhere in this conversation we veered off the leadership road into a management cul-de-sac. Stuck. I don’t really recall how or why we turned off onto this dead end (although I vaguely remember feeling like I was watching one of those old Gestapo documentaries on PBS),…

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