Intrinsic Motivation is a Horrible Prerequisite

October 11, 2022

Kids are funny. For numerous reasons, but for this muse, we focus on their ability to live in the moment. When they want to play, they play. They do just that when they want to fall asleep at the table with their face in the cereal. Now is never a wrong time to do what […]

Stop Nerfing your Team, Invite them to the Data Party

October 3, 2022

“Whoever is careless with truth in small matters cannot be trusted in important affairs.” ― Albert Einstein We have all or know someone who has been at the blunt end of a scathing comment, quickly followed up with, “I’m just being honest.” While sometimes these observations come from the point of care, the qualifier seldom makes […]

Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)

May 19, 2022

What is Accessibility Accessibility is the design of products and services so that they’re usable by people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design and practice of accessible development ensures both ‘direct access’ (i.e. unassisted) and ‘indirect access’ – compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (i.e. screen readers). While accessibility primarily focuses on people with disabilities, it can […]

Kids Table – A Podcast by Pond

September 7, 2021

Even if you’ve worked with private sector giants, you still might find yourself sitting at the Kids Table at some point. Just ask Brett Meyer, who founded Impact Upgrade after a tech career with companies like Twilio and Disney. Brett talks with us about what it’s like defect from the Adults Table, what the private […]

Living a Better Story

September 3, 2021

How do you impact the world around you? By genuine service. Chad Burmeister’s guest in this episode is Brett Meyer, the CEO and Founder of Impact Upgrade. Brett shares with Chad how his company works in automating processes for nonprofits. They work in the background to allow the frontliners to focus on their job of […]