Archive for August, 2013
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 […]
The more certifications are used as qualifications the less useful they’ll be for any purpose. It’s the observer effect in action.
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.
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.
“People with orderly desks are just too lazy to look for stuff.” – One of my favorite coffee mugs
Microsoft botches another one. So does the industry press.
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.
Getting technical, even just a little bit, provides valuable reminders of some good practices. It’s fun, too.