Archive for December, 1997

A holiday card to the industry – 1997 (first appeared in InfoWorld)

Monday, December 22nd, 1997
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Recently, I flew Northwest Airlines. The plane left Minneapolis right on schedule. The middle seat was unoccupied. And the meal — a cold Chinese chicken salad catered by Leeann Chin, a Minnesota restaurant chain — was downright tasty. The flight was thoroughly pleasant. Miracles are where we find them. From my perspective as a former […]

Great Quotations, 12/15/1997

Monday, December 15th, 1997
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“If you board the wrong train, it’s no use running along the corridor in the other direction.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Good statistics don’t mean it’s good logic (first appeared in InfoWorld)

Monday, December 15th, 1997
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When I was the PC czar for a previous employer, I’d annually have to explain our spending “all this money” on PCs when we’d just spent “all that money” on PCs the year before. I hauled out all the usual arguments, and some unconventional ones besides … all to no avail. The CFO had prepared […]

ManagementSpeak, 12/8/1997

Monday, December 8th, 1997
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Management speak: It’s just a proof of concept. Translation: This is something I wanted to work on, but knew you’d say no if I asked. This week’s contributor didn’t explain whether he was speaker or listener  but did want his identity concealed

Why PDAs will be huge – sellers, that is (first appeared in InfoWorld)

Monday, December 8th, 1997
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Several years ago, I put Apple Newtons in the hands of my company’s 55 top executives. No, it wasn’t my idea, just my project. Yes, it was an exercise in futility. My partner and I did our best to make the experience rewarding and the technology compelling. Its lack of integration with personal computers, unresponsive […]

ManagementSpeak, 12/1/1997

Monday, December 1st, 1997
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Management Speak: The system has to be flexible. Translation: We don’t know what the devil we want. This week’s contributor chose to avoid public recognition

No, it isn’t the easy part (first appeared in InfoWorld)

Monday, December 1st, 1997
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Everybody reacts to certain sounds in ways that range from cringing to anaphylactic shock. It may be chalk squeaking on a blackboard, fingernails scraping a screen, or even two pieces of corduroy rubbing together. For me it’s the fingernail/screen combination. If I’m ever captured by an enemy bent on learning all of my secrets (both […]

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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