Five steps for making and keeping IT resolutions

Five steps for making and keeping IT resolutions It’s a trade secret among yoga teachers and fitness instructors: January brings a surge of eager customers signing up for classes, and paying their memberships in advance. By February, the studios recover their quiet, as so many people drop out early. But those memberships have still been…

Get comfortable with ambiguity, it’s the future of knowledge work

Get comfortable with ambiguity, it’s the future of knowledge work On Saturday October 15th 2016, a looming weather system in the Pacific braced the northwest` for a major windstorm. The Seattle Times warned that The ‘murderous’ Columbus Day storm of 1962 was spawned by a similar typhoon. Schools cancelled dances. Stores ran short of batteries,…

BUBL-up

BUBL-up With my background in ETL and data warehouse technologies, I often find myself helping middle-tier and integration vendors with their B2B positions and messages. Most often, as a first step, we clarify who they are messaging to: a task which can puzzle even experienced sales and marketing teams. In these cases I introduce my…

Farmer’s Law

Farmer’s Law Your presentation slides are due on … These discouraging words appear frequently in my inbox: indeed, only slightly more frequently than, Your slides were due. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy public speaking but, except where I need to share specific technical examples, I prefer to work without visual support. Some event organizers…