Periodically I have observed people complain about their employees or co-workers, and occasionally I have complained myself. Sometimes people at work act as if they are either ignorant of who their customer is, or as if they don’t care about their customer, it sometimes it is hard to tell the difference.Continue Reading
This post is an extension of What Did The Boss Say. In that post, we explored why executives and managers tend to want a single point of control or responsibility, as well as some of the things that must be delegated to that single point. But there are disadvantages to the single point strategy.Continue Reading
Read this great line from Johanna Rothman’s Hiring Technical People blog:
When you are unemployed, your job is to get a job. If you do other work, you better have a great reason.
It so correlates with the book I just finished on Friday “The War of Art” by Steven Pressfield which completely expands the topic to how we tend to find ways to not do what we are really called to do.Continue Reading
Last year, two goofballs from Norway released a song they thought would be funny, called “What does the fox say?” that turned into a viral hit. The concept for the song is that we know all the sounds the animals make, but not the fox.
Today, I want to talk about things our bosses say. Especially when things are not going well.
How did this happen? Who is responsible? Questions of disappointment.Continue Reading
2013 was the year that I finally decided to replace my ancient two channel sound system with a 5.1 channel home theater capable system. My old setup was very simple. A pair of ADS speakers that I had bought when I was in college (1981) and a Nakamichi receiver that I had bought shortly after I was married (1989 or so). I had other components, but most had been replaced with a cheap Blu-ray player that I “won” at a silent auction a few years back that played most of my CD’s. I still have a B&O turntable that is serviceable, but I rarely play my vinyl these days.Continue Reading