About: Jon Speer

Jon Speer has been in the medical device industry for over 16 years. In 2007, Jon started Creo Quality to help medical device companies with project management, quality systems, and regulatory submissions. As a result of his experience in the medical device industry, Jon had an idea to develop a software solution to improve how companies handles Design Controls. Because of this greenlight.guru was born. You can find him on Google+, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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I have a growing feeling that we can do more in the category of altruism. And if we did, how would the world change? There is a saying that goes something like this: "Be the change you wish to see in the world." It's a really great quote and something that I need to personally remind myself of more often. (Sidebar tangent: I had always thought the above quote was attributed to Mahatma Gandhi. After doing some internet research, I found that maybe the quote should probably be credited to Arleen Lorrance.) I woke early this morning with a feeling. Part of the feeling has hints of discontentment. A bit of urge to do more. Or maybe a better way to describe the feeling is do something different. Change. How does this all relate to...


While journaling this morning, I was expressing gratitude for a few things, experiences, etc. One of the things I am jotted down this morning is being grateful for my freedom. And then instantly my mind started whirling so many thoughts. So I decided to hop on and write about freedom, not really sure where this will go. :) What is freedom? Not trying to be cute with the question. No, it's not a rhetorical question either. Yes, we hear about freedom often. I think that freedom is up for interpretation and determination by the individual. Yes, I suppose one could point to certain ideals, opportunities, etc. and call this freedom. Is being restricted the opposite of freedom? Okay, I couldn't resist going to Merriam-Webster, hoping to read a definition that provides some clarity. more 0

bridging the divide

I very rarely watch the news. I stopped that practice about 15 years ago because I grew tired of hearing bad news and the rhetoric. I rarely listen to live radio, even if music-based stations. Thank you to options like spotify and audible for providing me ear candy for if and when I choose. Yes, I am pretty active on linkedin. My justification is that this is a platform where a lot of "my people" from the medical device industry frequent and hangout. I axed my facebook account about 10 years ago. However, I did decide a few months ago to reactivate a facebook account. One primary motivating reason for doing so was to reconnect with people as I explore a real estate venture. For the connections, I'm grateful for a platform like facebook. And it's clear,...

daily design

I've been thinking quite a bit over the past few weeks about my daily design. There are quite a few folks who are huge fans of implementing structure throughout your day, specifically about the morning routine. Presently, I'm sort of debating with myself about this notion. There have been times in my life where I did explore quite a bit of discipline and structure into my morning routine. One of those initiatives I explored for a bit was Robin Sharma's 5AM Club. At that time, it was kind of great. At that time, I was very much an early morning person. I used to relish those wee morning hours, getting into flow, and getting quite a few things done before many were awake. But after a few weeks, the 5AM Club was...

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