Category Archives: Business and Technology

Double standards

Amidst the controversy surrounding the US Open Tennis Tournament and the double-standards in the treatment of men and women players, I feel that one thing has been left out. Is it ever OK to scream at the umpire or referee? … Continue reading

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My favo(u)rite conference of the year

Each year I get to travel to the UK and attend the Defence (with a “c”) Information conference, DI’18, organized jointly by the Cranfield University Defence Academy and TeamDefence. This conference brings together MoD (Ministry of Defence), Army, Navy, Air … Continue reading

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#StopPeeMailing

This is going to be a short, blunt post. Toilets are for pooping and peeing and not for Facebooking and emailing. The (bizarre) custom in the USA of having lavatory doors that have a 1/4″ gap all around means that … Continue reading

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To err is human …

… but to really screw things up, bring in the consultants. Intense, tight deadline projects often mean bringing in an army of consultants. Now we have extra labor to carry out tasks, with their ready-made playbook for a project like … Continue reading

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201 days of unsubscribing

I meant to give this update three weeks ago at the halfway point but things got busy. On January 1st this year I decided to unsubscribe from every email that was unsolicited or that I no longer needed to care … Continue reading

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Contracts by Dickens!

Yesterday my principles and my pragmatism came face to face. Actually toe to toe as they eyed each other in my head deciding who was going to throw the first punch. The mental bout went the full 10 rounds and, … Continue reading

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When all you have is a hammer …

… everything look like a nail. So goes the old sore. Surprisingly, seeing this happen in the world of IT ought to be rare, but is, alas, just as common as in any other industry. A colleague forwarded an email … Continue reading

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