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We Make You Think

Greatness is built one decision and one step at a time.

Where your feet are aimed when they fall is in the direction you end up if you don't make...

I have always been interested in what makes some people reach heights of accomplishment, mastery, awesomeness, or incredible personal achievement. A lifetime spent analyzing the above has always returned with the following root cause: a foot forward when others wouldn’t...

Perspective Matters

How do you look at the world?
I have always had a sense that great design accomplishes more than simple engineering and does it more beautifully. But, viewed from another perspective that great design can be missed if someone is only looking at a ledger. Two examples...

Highly Classified Information: You CAN choose your mentors.

(The GTO is for George. He had a die cast model of one in his office that I really liked and I...

I found out early in my career that great leaders want to duplicate themselves and realize that others will have to stand on their shoulders to reach new heights. I had been at Southwest Airlines for several months when I...

Come Celebrate Being a Top 10 Small Business With Us May 5th

Join us this First Friday as we say "thanks!" and celebrate being named a 2017 Top 10 Small Business by the KC Chamber. We'll have snacks and drinks, board games to play, and we will be teaching some coding skills...

Drupal 8, JSONAPI and Ember Part 1: Building a Decoupled Web App

Drupal 8 and JSONAPI together make a great combination to expose content to a front-end framework...

Drupal 8 and JSONAPI There have been many articles over the past year or so as the JSONAPI module has gained some serious momentum. Right now, there is currently an issue to get JSONAPI as a Drupal 8 core experimental...

Eliminate Boilerplate with React Native Templates

At Code Koalas , we love React Native. We also hate boilerplate and unfortunately it seems like all of our new React Native projects use the same libraries and the same initial boilerplate. We decided to eliminate that boilerplate with...

Tips For Creating A Landing Page That Works

A Landing page is most commonly associated with paid advertisements through Google AdWords. They can also be used for other advertisements, mainly pages that are not regularly used on your website. Some inexperienced marketers may send customers to their homepage,...

A Retainer Maintenance System That Works

Over the last year or so Amy and I have been working to create a retainer maintenance system for our clients that makes it easy to communicate needs and strengthens the relationships we build with them. It has not been...

Where To Find Winning Advice

"We are drowning in information, but we're starving for wisdom" - Tony Robbins
Most advice people receive is stale. It's recycled from someone else and often repeated too many times. If you have heard the same advice over and over, it's one of two things. 1. It's good advice you should probably take...

JSON API: A Summary

For the past several weeks I have been working on a project using Drupal 8 and it's built in REST API. A coworker of mine suggested that we switch to using the JSON API as well/instead. I was reluctant at...

Dustin Smith Ministries

Drupal site geared for their growing e-commerce sales and responsive for mobile traffic.