Becky’s Blog

Fact or Fiction

Have you ever had one of those conversations with someone after you both saw or experienced the same thing together - only to find out that there are differences in what both of you are sure happened? I am fascinated by how differently people experience things and...

Skimpiness Breeds Skimpiness

On the way to work the other day I stopped to pick up donuts for the office. As I eyed the array of yummy selections, I decided two dozen - not one - would be necessary to get a proper sampling of the sugary discs. The cashier and donut box-filler asked me how many of...

The Me in Mean

Most of the current and prospective clients we meet are lovely people with whom we are delighted to work. They, like us, are looking for a good partner that can deliver a product or service that saves them time, money or headaches. We are most often greeted with a...

Lemonade Stand

Driving home from work the other day, I couldn't help but smile and slow down for a lemonade stand. Three adorable boys cheered and ran up to my car to ask, “Would you like to buy some lemonade?” I laughed, nodding, because why else would I be stopping? “Most...

A Summer of Shows

ISTS is hitting the road this summer, traveling across the country to exhibit at some of the hottest tradeshows and conferences in the industry. If you are attending one of these shows or happen to be in the area, be sure to stop by the show and visit our booth. We...

Sharing our Knowledge – Business

Local students have a valuable resource when it comes to learning the ins and outs of business and management - ISTS' very own Vice President of Operations, Janet Walls. Walls holds a Bachelors of Business Administration and a Masters of Education, both from Belmont...

Guiding a Hero

More than 30,000 people braved the cold, pounding rain this past weekend to participate in the 14th Annual St. Jude Country Music Marathon & 1/2 Marathon, an iconic course which begins at Centennial Park and weaves its way past some of Nashville's most...

Running Toward The Smoke

I, like many, was horrified by the senseless violence at the Boston marathon last week. I knew seven people running it – they all returned home without any physical injuries and told amazing stories of generosity and kindness from strangers.  I’ve been at the finish...

Sharing Our Knowledge – Technology

ISTS team members have a wealth of experience and knowledge - and we love to get out into the community to share it! The Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) recently invited ISTS Vice President of Technology, Bob Miller, to speak at their...

The Road to Financial Happiness

ISTS employees are well on their way to reducing money worries and achieving financial happiness, thanks to  radio host, best-selling financial author and motivational speaker Dave Ramsey (@DaveRamsey). Nearly half of ISTS' staff recently completed Dave's Core...

Working Remotely (and Other Things That Drive Control Freaks Nuts!)

I may have already irritated some readers - aka the control freaks in and among us all - with the title of this blog posting. Sorry, but the truth can hurt. When I first heard that Marissa Mayer, the dynamic leader of Yahoo, let the hatchet drop on remote workers, I...

Me and My Shadow

I try to spend time everyday listening to a Ted talk, watching a Webinar or reading part of a business book. I find that by hearing or reading about how others have made mistakes and learned from them - or been exceedingly smart, lucky or stupid - I am more...