The Profesional Web Site Of Landon Blake

July 6, 2018
New Project Summaries Posted

I've posted 3 new project summaries to the My Projects page of the www.landonblake.com web site. The first two project summaries feature projects I recently completed at Guida Surveying. The first is a boundary survey in the hills just north of Sunol, California. The second is for the design of site improvements on a commercial […]

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December 31, 2017
A Tribute To Kris Nehmer: Mentor, Friend and Geodesy Master

After hearing an Econtalk podcast with Ryan Holiday on recognizing the contributions that others make to our success, I resolved to regularly consider men and women in my life who helped me reach important accomplishments or develop as a professional. Today I want to recognize my mentor Kris Nehmer. Introduction I started working with Kris […]

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January 4, 2017
A Tribute to My Friend and Mentor: Brent Boitano

Econtalk, my all-time favorite podcast, had an episode in July with guest Ryan Holiday that talked about the need for humility and a recognition that others contribute a great deal to what we are able to accomplish. After I heard that podcast I resolved to regularly think about and recognize how others have helped me […]

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August 3, 2016
A Thank You to My Mentors

Today’s world of social media and personal branding can lead a person to become too focused on their own skills, abilities and I occasionally catch myself failing into this trap. I was recently inspired by a couple of podcasts to make a practice of applying more humility in my own life. This includes recognizing the […]

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February 15, 2016
February Meeting of the Western Region Height Modernization Group

A few days ago I attended the February meeting of the Western Region Height Modernization Group. Here are some highlights from the meeting: ITRF 2014 was released last month and will be used in the future by NGS to adjust CORS coordinates in the United States. A beta version of Opus Projects that may be […]

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December 27, 2015
Inc Magazine: The Entrepreneur As Employee Steward

The November 2015 Issue of Inc Magazine has a couple of interesting observations about the relationship between employees and employers in our modern economy. The first observation is this: "Odds are, you started your company because you wanted to drive your own destiny, or because you had an idea you just had to try, or […]

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November 29, 2015
Bloomberg Businessweek: Why Open Technology for IT is Good for Business...and the Economy

The May 18, 2015 Issue of Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine has an article about the struggle of big IT infrastructure companies like Cisco caused by the rise of cloud computing and more open technology design and standards. The article says that: "Increasingly, smaller companies that want their own data centers will also be able to order […]

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November 10, 2015
The 7 Defining Characteristics of Evergreen Companies

The October 2015 Issue of Inc Magazine has an article entitled “Built To Last” about a different type of start-up company. This type of start-up is called an “evergreen company” because its founders don't intend to sell it to another company. Instead, they intend to own (and run) the company for the long-term. This idea […]

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