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Thank you, Bruce Robertson

Thank you, Bruce Robertson

I don’t know Bruce Robertson. I have met him once and chatted for a couple of minutes but I don’t know him. Probably a lot of people reading this won’t know him either. But what I do know, along with a large number of people in the FileMaker™ community, is that we all owe Bruce an incredible debt, not only for his continuous contributions to the community itself but for...

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The truth about spreadsheets

If you’re using spreadsheets to run your business, you’re not running your business; your business is running you and its running it badly. Watch this 3 minute video to discover why: and then if you want actual, indisputable evidence Database vs....

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Why FileMaker? – Video

Watch this short video to find out exactly why you should be using FileMaker™ to run your business.  Learn why it is the choice of tens of thousands of companies including Fortune 500 ones.

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We don’t have time!

How often do you hear yourself, or people you work with, saying “We don’t have time to do that!”? As a developer, I hear it from clients on a daily basis and they are right; they don’t.  But the reason they don’t is that they spend a lot of their time running around, like chickens with their heads cut off, performing administrative tasks that either don’t have...

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App-titude

Everything’s an app but is an app everything. In this short video, I explore exactly what an app is and dispel some misconceptions....

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The times they have a changed

The images above are of two completely different items and you might wonder what they have in common. In fact, they have nothing in common other than the loaf of bread is approximately the same size as the first hard drive which I bought in 1987 to go with my first computer, the Mac Plus. The hard drive was 10MB. Yes, that’s right. 10 Megabytes. When I bought it, it cost $1000 which was a...

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Punctuality

Punctuality

There are some things that I am absolutely obsessive about and top of that list is punctuality. I would rather be an hour early than one minute late and I also don’t want to have to rush so I always allow plenty of extra time to get to where I’m going. This, of course, means that sometimes I am very early and have to hang around but that’s what coffee shops are for, isn’t it? Seriously, it...

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Confidence

Confidence

I don’t think anybody would disagree with the statement “To be successful, you have to have confidence in your abilities”.  But what is confidence and how do you get it?  Or just as importantly; what happens when you lose it and how do you lose it? Let’s first talk about confidence and try to define it.  IMO, confidence is a state of awareness of one’s own...

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