Archive for July, 2011

Great Quotations, 7/25/2011

Monday, July 25th, 2011
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“Optimism is the failure of imagination.”- Darmon “Woody” Dunwoody, and thanks to KJR Club member Mike Heilman for sending it in.

News flash! IT does its best to circumvent capitalism!

Monday, July 25th, 2011
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Do you have a 21st century workforce? Or is yours mired in 20th century habits?

ManagementSpeak, 7/18/2011

Monday, July 18th, 2011
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ManagementSpeak: You may not upgrade your COTS product until the vendor certifies it’s section 508 compliant. Translation: It’s more important to cover my posterior than to keep the organization running. This week’s observation comes from a government employee who knows the difference between a specification and an excuse.

Keeping current

Monday, July 18th, 2011
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Do you upgrade on a case-by-case basis because “it’s a business decision, not an engineering decision”? If so, you aren’t being businesslike at all.

ManagementSpeak, 7/11/2011

Monday, July 11th, 2011
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ManagementSpeak: You need to find a mentor. Translation: My boss told me that I should be mentoring my people. Tom Reid joins the KJR Club by mentoring us on how to interpret what we hear.

CIO time management at the speed of light

Monday, July 11th, 2011
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According to Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity, time is just another linear dimension, no different from forward and backward, up and down, or right and left. Not only that, we’re all traveling at the speed of light, all of the time … mostly into the future, which is why we can’t turn around and head […]

ManagementSpeak, 7/4/2011

Monday, July 4th, 2011
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ManagementSpeak: There’s nothing to worry about, this is all according to plan. Translation: We’ve been so clueless about what would happen that this disaster comes as no surprise. KJR Club member J. MacKenzie was anything but clueless in translating this little gem.

One more Cloud benefit becomes Cloudier

Monday, July 4th, 2011
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When a state government shuts down, the proximate root cause is a lack of funding. The next-level root cause is that the two sides weren’t able to find an acceptable compromise. The deep root cause is that THE OTHER SIDE IS EVIL, STUPID, AND ENTIRELY LACKING IN THE SLIGHTEST SENSE OF HOW THINGS WORK. Please […]

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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