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To Douglas Engelbart, who got there first

Monday, July 15th, 2013
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Had Douglas Engelbart not envisioned most of what we now consider standard in computing, someone else might have. But he’s the one who first put the pieces together, and deserves more credit than he usually receives.

ManagementSpeak, 11/26/2012

Monday, November 26th, 2012
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ManagementSpeak: Okay, gang, you know that I’m busy doing inventory tonight so I’m not going to be much of a motivator.  So I really need you to motivate yourselves. Translation: That’s as opposed to the rest of the time, when I don’t do anything to motivate you because I just can’t be bothered. I hope […]

ManagementSpeak, 3/26/2012

Monday, March 26th, 2012
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ManagementSpeak: This is an opportunity for you to excel. Translation: This job is a pain in the rear and I can’t get anyone else to do it. Alternate translation: We don’t have the resources to properly train you, or help you figure out the problem. Just get it done now! Chris Kuaiwa and an anonymous […]

ManagementSpeak, 8/1/2011

Monday, August 1st, 2011
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ManagementSpeak: Have you got a minute? Translation: It’s been nice working with you. And it’s been very nice working with KJR Club inductee Mark Dattoli on this.

ManagementSpeak, 9/20/2010

Monday, September 20th, 2010
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ManagementSpeak: Wasn’t I clear in what I told you? Translation: Did I forget to tell you? KJR Club member Tom Reid remembered to tell us.

ManagementSpeak, 6/21/2010

Monday, June 21st, 2010
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ManagementSpeak: We need to revisit our implementation strategy. Translation: I want a way to blame all failures on end-users and contractors, absolving myself of any responsibility. KJR Club member Harry Ebbeson knows what implementation strategies look like once you get past the Executive Summary.

Great Quotations, 2/8/1999

Monday, February 8th, 1999
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“But they are useless. They can only give you answers.” – Pablo Picasso, on computers, reported by A Word A Day.

Great Quotations, 3/2/1998

Monday, March 2nd, 1998
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Boundary, n.  In political geography, an imaginary line between two nations, separating the imaginary rights of one from the imaginary rights of another. – Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary.

Great Quotations, 3/24/1997

Monday, March 24th, 1997
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“Nostalgia ain’t what it used to be.” – Sam Goldwyn

Great Quotations, 11/4/1996

Monday, November 4th, 1996
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“Ah, what do the experts know.” – Spiro Agnew

my photoBob Lewis is a senior management consultant with Dell Services. He has published these columns once a week in one form or another since 1996.

Disclaimer: All opinions, statements, representations, allegations, images (if published) and anything else that appears here is the sole responsibility of the author. Dell has and had nothing to do with it, other than saying it's okay to continue publishing KJR.

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