Posts Tagged ‘ cautionary tale ’

The NSA Crisis And You: Should You Care?

This week has been an interesting one in the intersecting worlds of politics and intelligence, with the exposure in the Guardian that Verizon has been, under court order, providing the National Security Agency (NSA) in the United States with a daily record of the transactional details of every single phone call that originates or terminates…
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Hacked

It is one of those things that happens to other people, that you read about in the paper. One of those things that couldn’t possibly happen to you. Right up until the point that it does. And so, a couple of weeks ago, that is what happened to me. All of our web sites were…
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Pondering Procurement

As a consultant, preparing proposals are a necessary part of winning business and securing work. On that basis, I do not consider them a ‘necessary evil’; they are simply necessary. They are what allows me to confirm a client’s expectation and needs, propose a solution to those needs, outline how the work will be done…
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Accepting The Fear

I speak. In fact, I speak fairly regularly. I’ve been speaking for nearly 20 years now, and I like to think I’m reasonably good at it. At least once a month, and quite often more, I find myself in front of an audience who wants to know what I have to say.



What I Will Do On My Summer Vacation

I find myself in an interesting situation as the beginning of July looms. For the first time since I was thirteen or so, I have the summer off. Well, not completely off… I do, after all, have a thesis to write. So I’m in summer school, if you will. But in terms of work obligations,…
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The Freedom To Sound Off: A Step To Far?

A fascinating op-ed piece in the New York Times over the past weekend highlighted the challenge of living in a society that is increasingly ‘always on’. The idea of constant availability is appealing to some, and nauseating to others. Universally, however, the phenomenon continues to succumb to the law of unintended consequences.



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