Archive for June, 2014

Great Quotation, 6/30/2014

Monday, June 30th, 2014
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“We’d all like to know how the information revolution eventually shakes out. I think we know. It ends in ordinariness, disappointment and advertising, as things always do.” – Tom Toles, Washington Post

IT is pervasive. Except in businesses.

Monday, June 30th, 2014
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Information technology is part of the social landscape. We don’t even notice that it’s technology any more. But in business?

Great Quotation, 6/16/2014

Monday, June 16th, 2014
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“Cognition is beyond comprehension.” – Unknown

With documentation, accuracy isn’t what matters

Monday, June 16th, 2014
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If documentation doesn’t lead to understanding and insights, being accurate in every detail doesn’t matter.

Great Quotation, 6/9/2014

Monday, June 9th, 2014
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“A riot iss und ugly tink!” – Inspector Kemp, Young Frankenstein

VA part two: It’s about how people fit their chairs

Monday, June 9th, 2014
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Whatever it is “holding people” accountable is supposed to accomplish, it won’t. Here’s what will.

ManagementSpeak, 6/2/2014

Monday, June 2nd, 2014
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ManagementSpeak: We’ll discuss a replacement for “Sean” in a week or two. Translation: I expect the additional workload to be absorbed by the rest of the team, even if “rest of the team” means just you. This week’s anonymous contributor handled his share of the ManagementSpeak workload. “Rest of the team” means you.

Your own personal VA scandal

Monday, June 2nd, 2014
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Nothing about what happened in the VA is unique to the VA. You might be presiding over close parallels right now.

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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