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The Buzz About Millennials

There is so much buzz today about employing millennials. This is a millennial: A young person who wants to earn a good living, raise a family, get ahead in life, enjoy proactive hobbies, practice their religion, protect their health and that of their family, and enjoy and live a long and free life. I’m sorry, but what is new here? This is the American dream, and millennials hold it with all of the conviction and vigor

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Transformational Leadership

Transformational Leadership is called a style that is inspiring, visionary, dynamic in its embrace of constant change, and supportive in relating to others. As an entrepreneur and a life-long “tech guy,” it’s a leadership style that is rather natural for me. In a practical sense, for me, transformational is expressed by these characteristics (among others): Challenge the status quo. Always learning and encouraging others to explore new ways of doing things. Support and encouragement of

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January 2016 Newsletter

Frog’s Predictions for Tech Trends of 2016 by Lulu Chang for Digital Trends (adapted) It’s hard to predict the future, but sometimes, the clairvoyance of certain experts can seem downright creepy. In 2014, experts with the design and strategy firm “frog” made a series of technology forecasts for the year, which included the rise in popularity of drones, augmented reality, and self-driving cars. And for 2015, frog thought that we’d see interest in 3D-printed technology

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November 2015 Newsletter

How to Get the Best Performance Out of Your Home or Office Wi-Fi Here are 9 tips on how to speed up your home or office Wi-Fi connections to the Internet. 1. Place your router (or wireless access point) near the center of your home. Wi-Fi signals don’t travel very far before they degrade; you want to be as close to your router as possible and don’t want to create “dead zones.” 2. Don’t place

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October 2015 Newsletter

Grand Opening Event SpeedConnect enjoyed a fantastic open house and ribbon cutting at our new location in the Quad Cities, Iowa recently. SpeedConnect CEO John Ogren talks to the media about SpeedConnect’s vision and technology advances. Iowa Governor Terry Branstad speaks to guests at our new location: 2222 East 53rd Street, Davenport, Iowa. Iowa Senator Joni Ernst speaks to guests via satellite message. Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley speaks to guests via satellite message. Hulu Has Overtaken

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September 2015 Newsletter

Get OUT!! Hulu Deal for Seinfeld In what is reported as a “mammoth deal,” video streaming service Hulu landed the SVOD rights to the (most?) popular sitcom, “Seinfeld,” cutting a deal with Sony Pictures TV for all 180 episodes, costing $160 million or around $875,000 an episode. Vulture has a feature story detailing Imbd’s list [link: http://www.imdb.com/news/ni58730169/] ranking all of the Seinfeld episodes from worst to best, but notes, “…even the worst (well, maybe the

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August 2015 Newsletter

How to Do a Clean Install of Windows 10 As we wrote about in our January newsletter, Microsoft has released its windows 10 update. Lifehacker offers step-by-step instructions for how to do a clean install of the Windows 10 operating system. Windows 10 is finally here, and your computer will automatically prompt you to upgrade. But if you’d rather start fresh, you can do a clean install—you just need to follow a few steps in

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July 2015 Newsletter

Netflix: Coming in August New originals are coming in August on Netflix, including three very worthy additions: Club de Cuervos When the patriarch of a prominent family dies, his heirs battle to determine who will gain control of his beloved soccer team: The Cuervos of Nuevo Toledo. (August 7th) Dinotrux is an animated show from DreamWorks Animation based on Chris Gall’s children’s book series. (August 14th) NARCOS is a crime drama television series, NARCOS is

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June 2015 Newsletter

Major Game Release Announcements from E3 E3 – Electronic Entertainment Expo. The annual video game conference and show, held this year June 16 – 18, has come and gone once again. Here are the major game release announcements made at this 2015 show. Microsoft/Xbox Halo 5, Guardians Initial release date: October 27, 2015 Gears of War Release date: unannounced, however, The Gears of War Ultimate Edition set to be available on August 25 entitles Xbox

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