I interviewed developers and business owners for three days at FileMaker DevCon 2016, and missed a lot of the convention.
On the plus side, I’ll be posting a new video every week with some of the fascinating people I had a chance to interview, so be on the lookout for some great insights on running a business, great development techniques, and more. Look for interviews of Matt Navarre, Matt Petrowski, Christo, Michael Rocharde, Mike Beargie, Nick Lightbody, Gordon Cox, and the crew from Lesterius, among others.
And if want to know more about what happened at DevCon 2016, this DevCon 2016 recap by Soliant is a good start.
Saying Thank You to Bruce Robertson…
There are many giants within the FileMaker™ community; Bruce Robertson is one of them. In fact, I don’t know of anybody who has come up with a technique (Virtual List) that has become such an integral part of what we FileMaker™ developers do. It has made the impossible possible and we all owe an enormous debt of thanks to Bruce, not only for coming up with Virtual List, but for his ongoing and continued contributions to the FileMaker™ world.
Tony Robbins new two hour movie showed up on NetFlix the other day, and if you haven’t watched it, put some time aside to do so soon. It’s powerful and well worth it. Robbins has never allowed access to this degree to his events:
Most of us never take the time to design our life. In a documentary called “I Am Not Your Guru,” we get a look behind the scenes at Tony Robbins event called ‘Date With Destiny.” The long and short of this event is that you need to take time out to decide what your life is about.
The movie is shown through multiple interventions where Tony attempts to hear a problem that someone is having and then help them to change in the moment. These series of interventions that are a main part of the movie create a powerful story about how we can all change our life. Outside of the interventions, we get an inside look into Tony’s private life.
What’s ironic is that he was once in the same position as the subjects displayed throughout the movie. It’s this familiarity that has given him the tools to help people. The message the documentary delivers is that once you know what beliefs and values control you, you can literally redesign you.
The only way you can sustain a permanent change is to create a new way of thinking, acting, and being.
Jennifer Hudson, I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down, 2012