Archive for May, 2016
“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Source unknown, frequently attributed to Albert Einstein And then there’s the mudskipper …
App Dev metrics, round 2
ManagementSpeak: It doesn’t matter when the day ends, this needs completed. Translation: A lack of planning on my part most certainly does constitute a crisis on your part. It didn’t matter when the day ended … Jerry Harvey stepped up and provided us an excellent addition to our ManagementSpeak inventory.
It depends on what you mean by “faster” — something that’s surprisingly hard to define.
ManagementSpeak: You’ll thank me later. Translation: You’ll hate me for the rest of your life. Our appreciation for Doug Tuggle’s acute ear might not be eternal, but it is sincere.
One place mergers and acquisitions go bad is employee loyalty to their old employer. It’s easy to foresee, easy to understand, and can be devilishly hard to fix.
ManagementSpeak: Perhaps we did not explain the task well enough. Translation: You will be punished for not doing a better job of reading our minds. Long-time subscriber Tom Reid certainly explained this situation well enough.
Mergers and acquisitions fail more often than they succeed. Why is that? It’s complicated.
ManagementSpeak: I have every confidence that you will do a good job. Translation: I’m dumping this on you because I don’t feel like doing it. Thanks to this week’s contributor for “dumping” this ManagementSpeak on us.
Is “Digital” nothing more than authentic frontier gibberish? It’s more than that. It’s in the frontier of capability-driven business strategy.