Archive for April, 1997

ManagementSpeak, 4/28/1997

Monday, April 28th, 1997
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ManagementSpeak: We want you to be the executive champion of this project. Translation: I want to be able to blame you for my mistakes. Thanks to reader Nick Osborn for this helpful addition to our phrase book.

Power-user executives (first appeared in InfoWorld)

Monday, April 28th, 1997
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An old bit of folk wisdom warns you to be careful what you ask for, because you might get it. Those of us who have worked in the trenches of PC support have fallen into this trap. Up to our eyeballs in frustration with end-users who want to know no more about how PCs work […]

ManagementSpeak, 4/21/1997

Monday, April 21st, 1997
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“Originality is the art of concealing your sources.” – my old friend Alan Bose (Hey, Alan, drop me a line!)

A TCO Case Study (first appeared in InfoWorld)

Monday, April 21st, 1997
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Facts are hazardous in this business, and I do my best to avoid them. Opinions are much safer. Occasionally, though, something tangible belongs in the dialog, so here’s what an InfoWorld reader has to say. I’ve done a bit of editing to ensure anonymity. Otherwise, the text reads pretty much as I received it. “I […]

ManagementSpeak, 4/14/1997

Monday, April 14th, 1997
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ManagementSpeak: We have to leverage our resources. Translation: You’re working weekends. Thanks to reader Andy Coyle for this week’s addition to our language instruction program.

TCO – Avoiding the Futz Factor (first appeared in InfoWorld)

Monday, April 14th, 1997
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My first involvement with financial modeling was the result of procrastination. The guy on the other end of the phone was the budget manager, asking me why I hadn’t filed the production budgets. Not wanting to tell him I’d forgotten all about it, I thought fast and responded, “How can I give you the production […]

ManagementSpeak, 4/7/1997

Monday, April 7th, 1997
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ManagementSpeak: I’ll never lie to you. Translation: The truth will change frequently. This week’s donor wisely prefers to remain anonymous.

The Romans had some words for it (first appeared in InfoWorld)

Monday, April 7th, 1997
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Tired of Ebonics jokes? Me too. I think heard a funny one once, but I’m not sure. Most of you, like me, probably read a few news and op-ed pieces on the subject and formed an opinion. Par for the course in how we assess public policy. And then I read one more item, telling […]

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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