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    Why Cutting Innovation Will Kill You After a Crisis

    It’s hard to think ahead when your house is on fire. But that’s exactly what we all need to do now.

    How Container Solutions’ Creativity Can Help You Cope With the COVID-19 Crisis

    It’s been a hell of a week. Last week, I wrote about how the COVID-19, or coronavirus, crisis was forcing millions of workers to work from home, and could spark increased demand in the crisis aftermat...

    How to Break the ‘Curse of Plenty’: Part 2, Patterns to Reduce Risk

    In Part 1 of this series on management transformation patterns, we looked at how the ‘Curse of Plenty’—the complacency that can accompany prosperity—can reduce your appetite for the hard work of trans...

    Management Transformation Patterns: Part 1, The 'Curse of Plenty'

    In medieval times, there was a mythical land of Cockaigne in popular culture that served as a fantasy for the hungry masses. In this land, physical comforts were always available, and the harshness of...

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    What Is 15Five, and Why Is Container Solutions Using It?

    Container Solutions is growing fast. This is good news! But when a company becomes this large—we are now more than 100 people, and adding more every week—we can no longer simply stop by each others’ d...

    Cloud Native (and Beyond): Strategy for Beginners

    We are having a webinar about the topics in this blog on July 22nd. Sign up here. I am going to be very honest right now: I wrote this blog a year ago. It was during a time when members of my own team...

    Managers in the Middle, Part 3: Melting the Frozen Middle

    This post is part of a three-part series on middle managers and Cloud Native transformation. Here are parts one and two. In the second part of this series we looked at how mid-level managers may not w...

    Managers in the Middle, Part 1: Fighting the Waterfall

    This post is part of a three-part series on middle managers and Cloud Native transformation. Here are parts two and three. Being a middle manager is a tough gig.

    How We Help Bridge Knowledge Gaps on a Team

    At Container Solutions, we often develop advanced Cloud Native solutions and cutting-edge technologies with our customers. There are many challenges with this work. One of them we encounter often is g...