Archive for April, 1997
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.
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 […]
“Originality is the art of concealing your sources.” – my old friend Alan Bose (Hey, Alan, drop me a line!)
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: 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.
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: I’ll never lie to you. Translation: The truth will change frequently. This week’s donor wisely prefers to remain anonymous.
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 […]