Buzzwords: Open Source

At first encounter, open source sounds like something an avid yogi might achieve en route to nirvana. In reality, it’s a reaction to a particular kind of tech-induced headache.

Mar 22, 2018 Eva Roethler

Data Driver

GovOps Secretary Marybel Batjer on data security, the silver tsunami and enhancing government efficiency

When Marybel Batjer left her C-suite position with Caesars Entertainment in Las Vegas to run California’s newly-created Department of Government Operations in 2013, Gov. Jerry Brown tasked her with a big mandate: Make the Golden State’s government more efficient. Five years later and recently named one of Governing magazine’s 2017 Public Officials of the Year, Batjer sat down with us to discuss what she’s done to make that a reality.

Mar 19, 2018 Rich Ehisen

Girls Who Take Risks become Women Who Lead

More than half of U.S. business women, 80 percent of all female tech leaders, the majority of female legislators and nearly every female astronaut got their start in Girl Scouts.

Mar 12, 2018 Dr. Linda Farley

Be Your Own Champion

In leadership, critique itself matters less than what you do with it.

Mar 1, 2018 Winnie Comstock-Carlson

Art Exposed: Zahra Ammar

Zahra Ammar is one of five moderators of Contemporary Quilling, a growing global network of serious papercrafters, created as a reaction to the traditional Quilling Guild, which upholds strict guidelines based on the craft’s historic origins. Comstock’s recently spoke with Ammar about leading a papercraft rebellion, and what drives this Capital Region artist.

Buzzwords: Revolutionary

The infomercial world is full of goods that will purportedly forever alter the way you mop, do your laundry, cook eggs, exercise and listen to music.

But are those products truly revolutionary? More importantly, can a product or service truly be revolutionary at all?

Feb 15, 2018 Jennifer Newman