Archive for July, 2009

Great Quotations, 7/27/2009

Monday, July 27th, 2009
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“The world is made for people who aren’t cursed with self-awareness.” – Annie Savoy in Bull Durham

One must-read article from KJR

Monday, July 27th, 2009
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A headline on HBR’s home page reads, “10 Must-Read Articles from HBR.” The text begins, “If you read nothing else, read these 10 articles from HBR’s most influential authors, covering the essential management topics.” What follows is this list:

ManagementSpeak, 7/20/2009

Monday, July 20th, 2009
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ManagementSpeak: Who will be writing the detailed requirements for this work? Translation: Huh? Uh … Sorry, I wasn’t paying attention. Even if I had been, I wouldn’t want to be held accountable for this, whatever it is. My buddy Kristen Weingartz heard this little gem, but didn’t tell me exactly where, or from whom. Probably […]

Outlook partly Cloudy

Monday, July 20th, 2009
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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is on my mind. I’ll get to why in a moment. Right now I have a project for it to take on: Public Infrastructure. Here’s why: Right now public discussions of political issues such as taxation are frequent, top-of-mind, polarized, and controversial. They are also entirely divorced […]

ManagementSpeak, 7/13/2009

Monday, July 13th, 2009
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ManagementSpeak: Whenever you shift to a more technologically advanced program, some things inevitably get left behind in the process. Translation: I ignored the experts’ advice and what my customers thought, and went ahead because I want my name on some hot-looking technology. This week’s contributor paid attention to political advice and decided to remain anonymous.

Outlook Cloudy

Monday, July 13th, 2009
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Professor Irwin Corey would understand … The “World’s Foremost Authority” once explained, “Today we’re going to talk about the universe. Why? Because there isn’t anything else!” I’d hoped that when I deconstructed Nicholas Carr’s paean to Cloud computing — officially titled The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google but more properly titled […]

Great Quotations, 7/6/2009

Monday, July 6th, 2009
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“The sheer ease with which we can produce a superficial image often leads to creative disaster.” – Ansel Adams

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Monday, July 6th, 2009
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The most inadvertently funny ad on television these days brags about a brilliant new feature of the latest iPhone. Apple has just invented cut and paste, hitherto available only in PC-DOS, OS/2, Windows, every version of the Mac OS, Linux and every other Unix flavor, every Palm PDA and smartphone since 1996, Android, and the […]

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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