Archive for December, 2010

Great Quotations, 12/20/2010

Monday, December 20th, 2010
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“Once you have flown, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward; for there you have been, there you long to return.” – Leonardo Da Vinci

A holiday card to the industry, 2010

Monday, December 20th, 2010
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Recently, scientists at CERN split mercury nuclei for the first time. They expected two zirconium nuclei. What they got was ruthenium and krypton. For some of us, it’s remarkable enough that they could tell. Knowing enough about fission that this result is surprising is even more remarkable. For the particle physics community, the gift was […]

ManagementSpeak, 12/13/2010

Monday, December 13th, 2010
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ManagementSpeak: Must be an effective multitasker. Translation: Workload for this position is unrealistic. KJR Club member Richard Adams had to multitask briefly to both transcribe and translate this overused buzzword.

The lack of future of employment

Monday, December 13th, 2010
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InfoWorld published “The IT Rust Belt” back in 2002. My conclusion back then: IT jobs are headed overseas (and, with luck and some entrepreneurship, small-town America as well). Not all of them, of course, but too many for IT to be a promising career choice for your average college student. It was, at the time, […]

ManagementSpeak 12/6/2010

Monday, December 6th, 2010
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ManagementSpeak: I’m not going to hold you to these estimates. Translation: Yes I am. We’re holding this week’s anonymous contributor in high esteem for her excellent translation.

The future of work

Monday, December 6th, 2010
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Demonstrating once again that certainty and knowledge are inversely correlated: One camp is absolutely certain federal workers are paid twice what private-sector employees receive. Another camp is absolutely certain they’re paid 24% less. The first is outraged at how overpaid federal workers are. The second is outraged at the propaganda leading to the outrage of […]

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.

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