Monthly Archives: April 2005


Arms-Length Relationship

In business, you manager may want you to work closer with the Marketing department, possibly to find some synergies in your alignment opportunities. Don’t be nervous, it’s just business. It won’t be anything like that time in college when the Kappa Delta girls held a fundraiser and auctioned off their […]

Jabba the Hutt - Arms-Length Relationship

Town Hall meetings are just pep rallys for adults

Town Hall

In High School you used to have huge meetings where everyone would come and listen to the vice principal tell you how good the team is this year and how, after months of training camps and car washes, we will finally beat those dirty, cheating Jaguars and take State! Those […]


Fault-Tolerant

Hey, stuff happens, man. You can plan your strategic initiatives all you want, but sometimes it just happens anyway. It’s times like this that you want your systems to be laid back enough to take the bad with the good and not freak out about it when something gets tore […]

Xbox ring of death - no fault tolerance here

Stakeholder - Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Stakeholder

As important as we may think we are, you and I are only the supporting characters in the prime-time sci-fi dramatic comedy we call The Office. We are there to help, but we really don’t have that big of impact on the plot, the budget or the special effects. Our […]


Team Effort

Anytime you get a group of people together to work cooperatively on a project you’ll have different personalities reacting to the situation in different ways. Working on a marketing strategy for a new product is no different than that group science project you did back in chemistry class your sophomore […]

Breakfast Club - a Team Effort

MacGyver repurposed a stick of chewing gum into a rocket

Repurpose

Let’s face it. People who waste our natural resources and don’t recycle suck. I firmly believe that everyone should do their part to save the environment. You probably hear Management talking about recycling as well, they just have a different name for it: repurposing. They don’t want you to toss […]