System Design covers a lot of territory and here’s where you can find some of my thoughts on it all.

My Three Words: 2017

2016 was the first year I chose My Three Words as a daily guide and decision aid. Thinking of those words every day during my morning routine helped me make choices and plans that helped me achieve some of my 2016 goals. For 2017, my words are Plan. Crux. Dispatch....

Introducing Consulting Services

Need to take the friction out of your business or starting a new system from scratch? I design and build the systems that help you run your business. With a 35 year career in software and system design and development, I have worked in finance, telecom, robotics,...

System Smarts is Live on iTunes and TuneIn

I am thrilled to announce that System Smarts podcast is now live on iTunes and TuneIn with Stitcher and Google Play on the way. As of today, the first three episodes are live with Kate Erickson of Entrepreneur On Fire podcast, Curtis Stone of new book The Urban...

Announcing the System Smarts podcast

Launching the first week of December 2015, System Smarts is a new weekly podcast featuring interviews with system designers from all industries. Guests include Kate Erickson of Entrepreneur on Fire and author of The Fire Path, Curtis Stone of Green City Acres...

You Are a System Designer

Think about how you found this article. Was it from a search? Or following a link? How did your system for finding information bring you here? By your choices, on- and off-line, you construct the systems you need to live, learn and work. Choosing In his book, You Are...

To-Do Lists, Processes and Systems

Lots of folks are talking about processes and systems. That’s great! With business operating at internet speeds, we need all the help and automation we can get. But are these terms interchangeable or are they different things? Let’s look at each and see. To-Do List...

System Design For Everyone

Ready to design that new system to improve your business? Or document your existing systems to start franchising your success? No matter what you build or sell, good systems will let you do it better and faster, giving you more time to work "on" your business. Just a...

I Got My PDC, Now What?

You're just home from your Permaculture Design Certificate class with ideas swirling in your head, excitement in your stomach, and hands ready to start something. Light bulbs! Epiphanies! Insights! Now what? What is the first thing you should do? The first thing I did...

Where Are The Tools For Permaculture Design?

In a few weeks, I will begin design work on a new property - mine - a little less than an acre in a suburban neighborhood. It has been a year since completing my PDC and I have been scouring the Internet for software tools appropriate for permaculture design. I...

Systems Thinking For Life

A system is in the eye (or mind) of the beholder. I am relaunching this blog to write and speak about systems-thinking and -working from many angles. I will draw from my many years of systems engineering, my practice in permaculture, and from living a (mostly)...