Archive for July, 2002

ManagementSpeak, 7/29/2002

Monday, July 29th, 2002
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ManagementSpeak: Check your titles at the door. Translation: We want to find out who the troublemakers are. IS Survivalist Tom Raschke is this week’s non-trouble-making contributor.

Solutions to silence (first appeared in InfoWorld)

Monday, July 29th, 2002
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Why do you have two ears but only one mouth? Not, as the cliche would have it, so you’ll listen twice as much as you talk. It’s so you can experience Beethoven’s 9th Symphony in stereo, of course. Not that listening more than talking is a bad thing — far from it. This should be […]

ManagementSpeak, 7/22/2002

Monday, July 22nd, 2002
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ManagementSpeak: Our mission, vision and values guide our daily business activities. Translation: Our mission, vision and values guide our daily business activities unless they interfere with my stock options. IS Survivalist Jeff Cadieux’s mission, vision and values led to this submission

Atheism, paganism, and IT (first appeared in InfoWorld)

Monday, July 22nd, 2002
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Why is tension between IT and business executives so common? No less an authority than Dr. Richard Paley, teacher of Divinity and Theobiology, Fellowship University reveals the answer (http://objectiveministries.tripod.com/propaganda.html): “The real operating system hiding under the newest version of the Macintosh … (MacOS X) is called … Darwin! That’s right, new Macs are based on […]

Great Quotations, 7/15/2002

Monday, July 15th, 2002
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“Mother, mother ocean/After all the years I’ve found/My occupational hazard being/My occupation’s just not around.” — Jimmy Buffet, “A Pirate Looks at 40”

IT rust belt (first appeared in InfoWorld)

Monday, July 15th, 2002
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Of all the requests for advice I receive, the hardest come from college graduates or career changers wanting to know how to break into IT, and from older programmers who want to write code until they retire but can’t even get an interview. They’ve been sold on the idea that proficiency with computers practically guarantees […]

Great Quotations, 7/8/2002

Monday, July 8th, 2002
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“I view really great strategies as a commodity, and implementations of really great strategies as rare objects.” – Jim Cannavino, former CEO of Perot Systems Corporation.

Battling to achieve strategic change (first appeared in InfoWorld)

Monday, July 8th, 2002
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Maybe it’s just semantics. A bunch of readers commented on my recent column asserting that CIOs and CTOs should spend most of their energy dealing with strategic and tactical matters, delegating infrastructure, (which I equated to the military concept of logistics), to others. Among the comments: “Amateurs talk strategy, professionals discuss logistics.” This correspondent, along […]

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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