Super Powers of an Introvert

I read a book a few years back called Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain. Cain argues that, we live in a culture that is biased against introverts. Instead of embracing their serious, often quiet and reflective style, they are encouraged to act like extroverts—those assertive, • Read More »


BPCS’ Environmental Impact

Environmental impact: I don’t mean recycling or being green here; I’m referring to the environment we’ve created at Blueprint that in turn has had significant impact on the solutions our team delivers to clients. Last week we were honored to be named the Puget Sound Business Journal’s #1 Fastest-Growing Company in Washington State. At the • Read More »


BPCS is the #1 Fastest-Growing Private Company in WA State!

We are honored and excited to announce we took home the #1 spot for Puget Sound Business Journal’s 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in Washington state for the second consecutive year! It was like Christmas morning. The event was sold out. Anticipation among all of us. Dressed in our Seahawks gear, we had the opportunity to • Read More »


What PSBJ’s Fastest-Growing 100 Companies Award Means to BPCS

It doesn’t take much to get Team Blueprint excited; we’re a lively bunch.  As we come into the fall season however, there’s an energy at our company that’s electric.  Not because we’re looking forward to the Seahawks’ mid-season domination, the Mariners’ playoff contention (sorry, doesn’t happen often so I have to mention it), or the • Read More »


Productive Leaders

The Challenge of Leadership As every leader knows, the transition from individual contributor to leader – whether you’re promoted within a company or you’ve started your own business – comes with a unique set of challenges. Chief among them: Maintain how productive you used to be. Talent and experience help us become critical or influential contributors • Read More »


President’s Note on Fastest-Growing Private Company Award

You guys are amazing. You’ve done such a phenomenal job in the past three years making a positive impact on our clients and each other. Being awarded the #1 PSBJ Fastest-Growing Eastside business is a direct reflection on the hard work and dedication you have all taken to execute at a high level and take • Read More »


Mornings at Blueprint

For many people, 9 a.m. marks the start of their work day, which is preceded by rolling out of bed about an hour before. A slow march of tired-eyed zombies make their way toward the company coffee machine as they trickle into the office. The typical conversation over the magical brew that seems to bring • Read More »


An Entry Into Big Data With Spark: Databricks Community Edition

During a local Spark meetup, I was introduced to the Databricks Community Edition. Within the Spark community, Databricks is well-known, so I was excited when I got my early invite to try out the Community Edition. This brief article will be a mix of overview, step-by-step instruction and opinion. However, by the end, you’ll have • Read More »


PX: How Consumers Will Transform Health Care

PX: Patient Experience. Blueprint’s metric for how patients perceive the quality of their relationship with health care providers. As they have with retail, banking, travel, transportation and hospitality… consumers are going to transform health care and PX is the metric we use to gauge how consumers/patients evaluate the quality of their experience with providers, facilities and insurance • Read More »


The Golden Age of Real-Time BI

This week has me thinking that we are arriving at the start of a golden age of real time BI. A few short years ago, the analytics tools I design and my team builds would have been nearly impossible – or prohibitively expensive – to build. But with the emergency of Storm and Spark (both • Read More »