Archive for December, 2002

A holiday card to the industry – 2002 (first appeared in InfoWorld)

Monday, December 16th, 2002
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As I flew into Minneapolis, I turned off the reading light and looked out the window. The night was beautifully clear. Surrounded by a geometrically perfect array of lights, the city itself, rising out of the plain, appeared as a complex, luminous crystal. It’s easy to forget to look at what we see. When we […]

ManagementSpeak, 12/9/2002

Monday, December 9th, 2002
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ManagementSpeak: To be honest with you … Translation: Your idea stinks! IS Survivalist Daryl Gramling’s translation, in contrast, is linguistic perfume.

Leadership, lying, and Oreo cookies (first appeared in InfoWorld)

Monday, December 9th, 2002
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My LDLs, I recently learned, are high enough to experience the Oort cloud up close and personal. Which is why I looked at the nutritional information printed on a bag of fudge-covered Oreos. The news was wonderful — only 0.5 grams of saturated fat per serving. Wow! Then I looked at the serving size. One […]

ManagementSpeak, 12/2/2002

Monday, December 2nd, 2002
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ManagementSpeak: You don’t want to know. Translation: I don’t want to tell you. IS Survivalist David Beamer, on the other hand, did want you to know.

Mailbag time (first appeared in InfoWorld)

Monday, December 2nd, 2002
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The ole mailbag has been pretty full recently, so let’s dive right in. When I suggested killing the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) altogether, on the theory that far from promoting innovation it’s now inhibiting it, I created quite a stir. Let me propose a compromise: have patents expire sooner. After all, everyone knows business […]

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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