Category Archives: Management

Ellis Island in perpetuity

Tl;dr: When speaking about a Greek male, use his name including the final “s” in his name. When speaking to a Greek male, address him by omitting the final “s” in his name. When you ask a Greek male “What’s … Continue reading

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Two kinds of people

There are two kinds of people: People who care about others and people who care about themselves. People who care about others are those that should become politicians. People who care about themselves are those that do become politicians. There … Continue reading

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Intelligence by any other name

We created muscle, with engines. And we created brains, with electronics. But the brains we created only offered guidance to the engines. They lacked the ability to understand. And they also lacked creativity. Artificial intelligence? Wrong term! Superficial intelligence, that’s … Continue reading

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Why most IT projects fail

A project might fail for lots of reasons. The same reasons apply to IT projects. But there are also extra reasons as to why an IT project might fail. To undertake an IT project, you need two things: infrastructure and experience. … Continue reading

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Classifying books according to the number of characters they portray

I recently viewed a great infographic: “15 books with more characters than you can keep track of” that was about books that portray a lot of characters (in relation to the number of pages each book has). This made me … Continue reading

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A coding horror story

The year is 1997. And it is the beginning of summer. I knew a consultant that his age was far greater than mine.  This consultant was a foremost expert in a very important area of ERP systems. I do not … Continue reading

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Is “the guilty dog” really guilty?

Denver behaves this way because she understands that she is blamed for something. Perhaps she even understands what she is accused of, although this last part is not certain. And I doubt that she has anything to do with what … Continue reading

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Like the early versions of Windows, Windows 8 may have to prove its worth

Let me tell you a true story. In the old days, at the time when Windows was starting to become mainstream, I visited a company in order to install and let them evaluate one of the Windows applications that the … Continue reading

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The new adventures of old Microsoft‏

At this point in time, it seems to me that I am the only one to understand Microsoft’s recent strategy moves concerning Windows 8 and its design philosophy. And let me tell you, it feels lonely. I guess people don’t … Continue reading

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Houston, we have another work ethics problem

In a different country than mine, I learned about a situation that happened in a company there. The manager, let’s call him John (not his real name), discovers that the subsite about to go live has an ugly URL: http://example.com/example_site/subsite/index.html. It … Continue reading

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