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A Tectorian in Tectoria

I live in Tectoria. I am an Tectorian.   Smart Dolphins has been an involved VIATeC member for a lot of years and proud to be so (we were 2008 VIATeC Member of the Year, by the way). You know you are part of a great group/community when the community is defined...

Slaughter IT Risks

Let’s assume you’ve been in business for a long time. Let’s assume that is because your company is reasonably profitable and it is supporting at least a comfortable lifestyle for you and your family. If that is the case in Victoria, where it costs a lot to...

I’m Not a Tech

Before I started Smart Dolphins, I remember talking to my Dad about wanting to start a business. I was a little stymied because I didn’t know which of my skills would be worthy of taking to market. My Dad’s sage advice was, “you can always hire any skills you need in...

Little Things Become Big

I had a “big wig” come by our office a few weeks ago and as I was seeing him off, I was suddenly very aware of a number of blemishes in the appearance of our office. We don’t have a lot of people come to our office (we primarily go to our clients) so...

Just say, “no thanks”

I was recently approached by a colleague about a VERY large potential opportunity. The potential deal could become transformational for my business and my life. I said, “no thanks.” I usually do with these kinds of things. I believe in business and in life, we have to...