Archive for July, 2015

ManagementSpeak, 7/27/2015

Monday, July 27th, 2015
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ManagementSpeak: We’d like to thank everyone for stepping up to get this impossible task successfully completed. Translation: Nobody is getting anything additional for their overtime, and we don’t have anything in the budget for bonuses. This week’s anonymous contributor got nothing for providing this week’s entry, except for the satisfaction of sharing his insight with […]

Trimodal IT: 50% better than bimodal IT?

Monday, July 27th, 2015
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Left unchecked, bimodal IT will create a mess. Trimodal IT keeps things clean.

Great Quotation, 7/20/2015

Monday, July 20th, 2015
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“Once you open a can of worms, the only way to re-can them is to use a larger can.” – Zymurgy’s First Law of Evolving System Dynamics, which has little or nothing to do with zymurgy.

The hidden pitfall of bimodal IT

Monday, July 20th, 2015
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Implementing bimodal IT doesn’t sound too hard. Until, that is, you have to deal with the cultural fallout.

ManagementSpeak, 7/13/2015

Monday, July 13th, 2015
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ManagementSpeak: We’ve decided to go in another direction. Translation: We found someone a third your age who will take your job for a third of your rate, and we’ll pay you to train him before you go. This week’s contributor is Bob Kertesz, whose age divided by three doesn’t really matter. What does is that […]

The hiring Catch-22

Monday, July 13th, 2015
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Most so-called Catch-22s are nothing of the kind. The hiring Catch-22 is.

Great Quotation, 7/6/2015

Monday, July 6th, 2015
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“This weekend in Ely, emails are going unanswered and the world doesn’t end.” – Billboard spotted on Interstate 35, headed north

The two reasons for business failure

Monday, July 6th, 2015
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Businesses fail for lots of reasons, all of which start with either placing the wrong bet, or a weak board.

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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