Lantern Three Approved as Registered Education Provider by Project Management Institute

  Project Managers: we would appreciate your feedback to our 2015 PM Leadership Survey: [Respond]     San Diego, CA, USA – October 01, 2015 – Lantern Three announced today that the Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s largest project management member association, has named it as a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.). R.E.P.s are organizations that… Read More

Published: October 1, 2015

Teamwork – What Does it Take?

A team is greater than the sum of its parts. As individuals our contributions are limited to a singular effort. As a team we can accomplish so much more. Teamwork requires more than technical competency. On teams that I have lead, character and temperament often matter more than technical competency. From character and temperament comes… Read More


Published: May 29, 2014

Protect Yourself: Half of Americans Hacked this Year!

This morning, CNN Money reported research from the Ponemon Institute that in the last 12 months, Hackers accessed personal information of 110 million Americans. Half of Americans hacked — in the last 12 months — up to 432 million accounts compromised!! How can you protect yourself? Begin by: Enabling Two-Factor Authentication Protect your Data Be diligent… Read More

Topic(s): How to,Security

Published: May 28, 2014

Benchmarking my Verizon iPhone 5 on AT&T

Background AT&T and Verizon are the two largest wireless providers in the US, and their respective marketing focuses on differentiation.  Apple’s iPhone 4s was their first handset built to work on all US carriers, supporting CDMA (Verizon, Sprint) and GSM (AT&T, TMobile). In the US, customers typically “buy” phones with 2-year contracts, the wireless carrier subsidizes… Read More

Topic(s): Critique,Technical

Published: May 22, 2014

OmniFocus 2 Public Beta

OmniFocus 2 logo

  The OmniGroup is running a free public beta of their productivity software, OmniFocus2:   Not for the faint of heart! These unstable and untested builds are snapshots of our development, updated every few hours. This means that you might actually be the first person to try a particular build and discover that it eats your… Read More

Topic(s): Review,Technical

Published: May 7, 2014

Protecting Data

The Case for Protecting Data Previously, I discussed the importance of protecting your digital identity, and offered some best practices to follow. Protecting your digital identity — the keys to the safe — is important, but it is equally important to protect any data –the contents of the safe, especially if you can render any data… Read More

Topic(s): Security,Technical

Published: April 23, 2014

Webinar: Leading Virtual Project Teams | 30-APR-2014 | 2:00pm Eastern

Shawn and John were invited to host a webinar for the Project Management Institute’s Leadership in PM Community of Practice. We will present Leading Virtual Project Teams: Research and Technology on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 2pm Eastern: Webinar Overview There are inherent challenges with leading virtual teams such as time, distance, and technology. Culture, trust, and leadership… Read More

Published: April 21, 2014

Constant Contact’s Disaster Recovery Plan

The principals at Lantern Three have been collaborating on a newsletter for the past month. Our intention was to send it out this morning, but instead I discovered Constant Contact was down: (incidentally: terrible 404 page — this is where fail whales and exploding robots can pay off in spades): Shortly after 10am Pacific, it appeared… Read More

Published: April 19, 2014

Two Factor Authentication in 2014

Way back in January of 2011, I wrote a blog post evangelizing Two-factor authentication with Google Apps. At that time, what passed for two factor authentication (2FA) primarily involved RSA SecurID fobs, which made it impractical for all but large scale or well funded applications. Google was one of the first companies to add 2FA support… Read More

Topic(s): Security,Technical

Published: April 16, 2014

Enemy At The Gates: The Corporate Psychopath and Delusional Leadership

In Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson relates Job’s penchant for distorting reality calling it the reality distortion field. I call it delusional leadership. Steve Jobs created a powerhouse company, and a lot of collateral damage along the way. I have seen leaders that distort reality of an event, outcome or situation. The impact this has on… Read More


Topic(s): Leadership

Published: March 14, 2014

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