Archive for August, 2013

ManagementSpeak, 8/26/2013

Monday, August 26th, 2013
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ManagementSpeak: We’ve allocated money for training this year. If you find a class that interests you and will help you improve, I encourage you to take it. Translation: We’re going to cut the training budget in August to make it look like we have fiscal discipline. Between now and then I’ll just tell you to […]

Only rely on certifications you don’t rely on

Monday, August 26th, 2013
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The more certifications are used as qualifications the less useful they’ll be for any purpose. It’s the observer effect in action.

ManagementSpeak, 8/19/2013

Monday, August 19th, 2013
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ManagementSpeak: Be a team player Translation #2: Don’t argue with me. And please don’t argue with this week’s anonymous contributor. Why would you – he got the translation right, after all.

Windows 8’s killer apps

Monday, August 19th, 2013
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They’re Excel and PowerPoint, which is why, for Windows 8, the tablet wars don’t matter. Convertibles are where it will live or die.

Great Quotation, 8/12/2013

Monday, August 12th, 2013
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“People with orderly desks are just too lazy to look for stuff.” – One of my favorite coffee mugs

Just how important is the user interface?

Monday, August 12th, 2013
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Microsoft botches another one. So does the industry press.

ManagementSpeak, 8/5/2013

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013
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ManagementSpeak: I need your help on this. Translation: You are smarter than I am, but I’m your boss and intend to take all the credit for whatever you come up with. Being more enlightened, I give full credit for this week’s translation to the anonymous contributor who sent it in.

Lessons learned from code diving

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013
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Getting technical, even just a little bit, provides valuable reminders of some good practices. It’s fun, too.

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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