Archive for February, 2016

ManagementSpeak, 2/29/2016

Monday, February 29th, 2016
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ManagementSpeak: The vendor is not supporting us in a timely manner. Translation: Taking the blame is what we’re paying our vendor for. No vendor. For that matter, no pay. But credit? Absolutely, and long-time correspondent Peter Bushman deserves it for this excellent entry.

Agile and OODA

Monday, February 29th, 2016
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Agile is OODA applied to application development. OODA only works when the organization is agile.

ManagementSpeak, 2/22/2016

Monday, February 22nd, 2016
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ManagementSpeak: Just because you don’t know or because no one told you will no longer be an excuse. Translation: If something goes wrong, it doesn’t matter why it went wrong. You’re to blame and I’m not. We can’t blame this week’s contributor, Steve Pratt. He warned us.

OODA and Cognition

Monday, February 22nd, 2016
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Observe, orient, decide, act. It’s a pretty good model for what it means to think.

Great Quotation, 2/15/2016

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016
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“A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.” – William James

Data, information, knowledge, judgment, and wisdom

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016
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A fresh take on what data, information and knowledge really are, and why they matter to a cognitive enterprise.

ManagementSpeak, 2/8/2016

Monday, February 8th, 2016
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ManagementSpeak: Uptalent. Translation: We’re going to layoff employees who are doing well on the hope we can hire replacements who will do even better. This week’s contributor asked to remain anonymous so as to avoid being uptalented.

KJRSpeak, 1/1/2016

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016
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KJRSpeak: Self-employed friends of mine find themselves being fired on a regular basis. Thanks to budding epigrammist Matthew Cotton for this bit of quotability.

Why permeability is so safe

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016
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Shared knowledge isn’t shared until others pay attention to it. That’s what makes embracing permeability a low-risk strategy.

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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