When you meet Rick Reader, you’ll feel comfortable chatting to him within minutes. He’s likeable, knowledgeable, and doesn’t have to prove anything. Yeah, he’s been working on software for many years and has seen all sorts of teams and encountered a wide range of workable and not so workable solutions. In fact, for Rick, technology is even a big part of his down time.
Recently, I had a good chat with Rick about his role at Askari. You see we’re at the point of needing more developers on our team, and given Rick’s experience it made sense to chat to him about some of the things he’s learned about working under the Askari name. He was very willing to share some of his experiences and answer a few questions.
When I was asked recently about the value of networking, I was immediately uncomfortable. ‘Networking’ somehow brings into question one’s motives. At a networking event, am I there to meet people, to enjoy their company, to learn something new, or to fish for opportunities?
The original saying is that form follows function, but it shouldn’t be.
When function follows form, the outcome is much more effective.
Is it beautiful? Does it feel good? Comfortable? Does it fit?
A single NO to any of these questions and the user never makes it to an examination of the function with an open mind. Not to put too fine a point on it, but the effective introduction of good Information Management is all about seduction. IM can, and should, be sexy. ☺
Listen to Alicia Puritt, Marketing Lead at Askari Solutions Inc., explain the process involved in determining appropriate swag for suitability and greater brand recognition. Making use of independent research, focus groups, and style trials, Alicia outlines how she determined a roller ball ink pen should be part of the Askari corporate branding effort.
Bruce Levis, co-founder/partner of Askari Solutions Inc. outlines how each of the three partners at Askari are thought leaders in their spheres. Bruce himself is an expert in contracting and sales. Edan Puritt is a thought leader on all things records and document management and is highly respected when it comes to large, enterprise-style project management. The third partner, Gregory Natran, is a thought leader on matters related to service transformation, currently a significant trend in federal government projects.