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GRIT. Grime. Guts: Giant Steps

I am a bit of an aberration in my circle in the love of cats like Charlies Mingus, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, and Mr. John Coltrane. Now even those who “dig the improv” or have been “fractured by turnaround” probably don’t think of John Coltrane as a transformational entrepreneur. Why not?  He had an unassuming […]

GRIT. Grime. Guts.

This blog opens a series pulling from my storytelling roots. In the months to come, I will share a run of conversations with indomitable spirits blended with stories from the yesteryear schooling us in leadership, innovation, and doggedness. Dive face-first with me into an examination of revered traits with the series: GRIT. Grime. Guts. Let’s […]

A Season of Change

“To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven.” -Ecclesiastes 3:1 Ecclesiastes was most likely written by Solomon with the intent of teaching people about the importance of wisdom. He wanted people to learn how to learn. Over the last 18 months, there has been a good pull here at […]

On Failure

As part of a talk to aspiring entrepreneurs, I touted the upside of failure; some were surprised. I was told no over 100 times when I asked investors to fund GRIDSMART. GRIDSMART was born in a self-funded, non-climate controlled attic on used desks. Take a guess at how many “nos” we heard before we, a […]

STREETSMART

GRIDSMART was born into eternal and unchangeable Principles: Simple. Flexible. Transparent. GRIDSMART starts every day advancing these Principles in all parts of our business on the road to our vision of Improving One Billion Lives Through Technology. So now, as we proudly roll-out our new STREETSMART, please know that this is a product built and […]

Celebrating Richard Arvine Overton, Oldest Living WWII Veteran

Here is the straight up: it is a contentious day here in America three days after the election. It seems like everyone is upset with something and feels like the world is falling apart. GRIDSMART always doubles down when the stakes are high so here goes: “The election does not matter in the big picture […]

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GRIDSMART Releases Version 19.12

Dear Valued Partners, Earlier this month, we shared a preview of GRIDSMART System Software Version 19.12 in a webinar that many of you attended. We're happy to share that 19.12 is now in general release and available for download. We encourage you to update all of...

How to Get Reimbursed for INTERSECT

Registration for INTERSECT is open, and we hope to see you all for this exciting event happening October 20-22, 2020, in Knoxville, TN. But did you know INTERSECT attendees typically receive funding from their agency or organization to attend the event? It's...

The New INTERSECT Experience

Five years ago, we launched INTERSECT, a new way for transportation professionals to learn and grow at GRIDSMART Headquarters in Knoxville, Tennessee. INTERSECT’s mission is to train and educate technicians, engineers, and transportation leaders. This conference has...

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