The official blog of Adam Mattis

Welcome to the official blog of Adam Mattis. Through the years I have learned a lot, broken even more, gained insight to the world, and have built and tested some pretty cool things. This blog serves as a consolidation of those experiences for your enjoyment, enlightenment, and for my own record. Enjoy!

Adam Mattis Chautauqua

Leadership as a Service (LaaS)

If we cannot master adaptive strategy, servant leadership, decentralized decision making, guidance-by-guardrail, and a technology-first perspective, at best, leaders will find themselves rapidly unemployed. At worst, we will face an economic landscape dominated by the tech unicorns.

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Adam Mattis SAFe Summit

Building your tribe.

For years I have heard idea that you will rise to the level of the five people closest to you. Though I certainly agree with the perspective, I have found it a difficult undertaking. Only recently did I begin to understand what this statement was really all about.

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Adam Mattis

Dear Mrs. Douglas

Dear Mrs. Douglas, You may not remember me. I was in your 7th grade English class, many years ago. I was an unremarkable student. My writing was poor, I rarely turned in an assignment, I read none of the assigned literature, and my participation in class was limited to scribbling algorithms in my notebook.

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Spilled Coffee

What I Read in 2019

In preparing to write this post, I have come to realize that I slacked in 2019 in terms of reading. My reading list is much shorter than in years prior. Improvement opportunity for 2020? Certainly. Even so, I learned a lot of great things in 2019.

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SQ5 Pikes Peak

Every Business is a Digital Business

For several years, I have been warning my clients that Digital Transformation was not optional. Audi has accepted that challenge, and won. From text-based communications to video walkthroughs with service technicians, Audi is winning the customer-centricity game.

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Adam Mattis Guys Mills, PA

I’m Adam. I’m a Paratriathlete.

I’m Adam, and I am a paratriathlete. That was hard to type. One thing that many people do not know to look at me is that I am rated as 90% disabled by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Dachau Memorial

Dachau: A Photo Essay

During an acclamation day on a recent trip to Germany I took a drive to the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial. There are no words to describe what I saw or how I felt, so I will do my best with photos.

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If you enjoy the official blog of Adam Mattis, check out some of the contributions I have made to others:
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