Hello, WordCamp Detroit

Message to WordCamp Detroit

Okay, I’ve never been at a WordCamp but I am a weekly WPTavern listener. I feel plugged in even if I’m not really connected to other WordPress users.

Financial Service Industry Process Discussion

I’m a veteran of the processes used in the financial services industry, from payroll to pension. As I follow blockchain closely I see an opportunity to copy how WordPress has used open-source to further the democracy of publication and copy/paste for Blockchains future. That is, Blockchain must be in the public domain as open-source processes.

Today, financial service firms own the exchange of assets, but the democratization of asset exchange for consumers will happen when open-source does hit financial services.

Blockchain is Democratization of Asset Exchange


I’d be happy and eager to produce a short talk generating interest in pushing this idea into developer land. This moves asset exchange into the hands of individuals.

Future State Includes WP


I’d be offering how financial service organizations use processes and workflows today, how economics and currency underpin these transactions. Then, show one version of the future state of those flows under a democratized asset exchange world with WordPress developers in charge.

This discussion is necessary and a perfect fit for the ecosystem of WordPress. I’d love to do a talk at WordCamp Detroit.

LEAN; Scientific Thinking

There are many ways to think, and thinking has been around as long as us humans have been around. But, has our thinking improved? I’m seeing hope in watching teams who are dedicated to LEAN and improved thinking. These teams are using KATA as a method to learn to think scientifically, differently, unemotionally. KATA is how to learn scientific thinking.

Ways To Think

There are many ways to think. The range spans quiet reflection to the imagination and even letting our minds wander. But, if thinking is what humans are able to do, and if we see ourselves as enlightened why is there such acrimony on youtube? It appears to me that we are thinking less. The lack of conversation, and so much yelling, it appears, at least to me, emotions dominate our thinking.

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Lean Respects all Humans@Work

“Always-On” Helping Your Humanity?

Let me connect a collection of thoughts about Catholic, Lean, workplace violence, faith, respect for all people, economics, and the triple “P” I call it “Lean respects all humans@work”. It is related to this Wall Street Journal Article about “always on”. https://www.donwatza.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/How-to-Disconnect-From-‘Always-On’-Work-Culture-WSJ.pdf

This is a great article and ever so true about the differences between Americans and Europeans. A Belgium customer said to me, “Americans live to work and Europeans work to live,” this has stuck with me.

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Youth Exhibit Virtue At Lincoln Memorial

Virtue Exhibited by the Youth

There was a lot of virtue exhibited by the young men in the video. By contrast, the Fake News is Destroying America with their telling of a fabricated story. This is the opposite of virtue, call it pure evil. Okay, is that too strong? But, if what they’re telling is a lie and they want to draw you in and make it attractive so you read it and believe it, and, they want you to find the emotion of hate to hate those students, isn’t that evil?

Gov. Lamm’s 2003 Prediction

There’s an old speech that has circulated around the internet for the last 15 years. It’s Gov. Lamm speaking about how to destroy America. He makes bold statements that we see come true in the terrible Media attack on Covington High School youth. Continue reading “Youth Exhibit Virtue At Lincoln Memorial”

Trump and Borders

Here’s a well-written immigration and border article by a good Catholic source. Why is a Catholic perspective worth considering? Catholic is a way of moral thinking based in reality and truth that has stood the test of time. It always puts humans first and demonstrated that over and over again.

Here’s new information I didn’t know. DID YOU KNOW: The Secure Fence Act was originally approved by Senators Obama, Clinton…and yes, even Chuck Schumer.” This is from the CatholicVote post. In 2006, Democrats supported this act and the wall was started. Now, Trump is asking to complete the wall, the media makes it look like a new idea and blames Trump.

This is a balanced article, it provides a brief background including why Democrats oppose Trump and the Wall. It asks the right questions and provides answers, like the Bishops guidelines on the morality of protecting our borders.

Here’s the 9 minute video from President Trump asking the Democrats to negotiate this. A lot of good quotes, for instance, “all Americans are hurt by uncontrolled immigration.” He also asks why should we have open borders when many politicians have walls and gates around their own homes? Give it a listen and tell me what you think.

When I see or know of a family who is in the middle of immigration I feel terrible, how awful. But, I’d caution that the media force feeds these emotional moments because they know emotion makes for great ratings. But, emotions make for bad decisions. Lean says make a scientific, metric-based decision and it pushes away emotionally poor decisions.

Here are a few posts have themes of people over personal agendas, Government Morals, Blockchain.

I’m open to a conversation to help us make sense of this. Feel free to comment.

Enjoy,