2004 doesn’t seem that long ago. Yes, someone born in that year would now be in Grade 3. But a lot of what existed then still exists today, or at least that would be the impression of many. And yet, in technology terms, 2004 is an achingly long way into the past. Yes, people had […]
Do People Rave About Your Methodology?
What does it mean to create an organizational project management capability, rather than a personal one? What does it mean as a project manager to give up our personal tools, techniques and capabilities – those that have made us successful to date, that we rely upon as the basis of what makes us a capable […]
Linchpin: Leadership & Lizard Brains
It’s entirely rare that I read a book that I really, really wish that I had written. Rarer still is when the book in question is written by a populist writer. Not because I view myself as contrarian, elitist or snobbish per se (recognizing the likely irony inherent in someone using the term ‘per se’ in an […]
iTempted: A Mea Culpa
If there is one rule in life that everyone should subscribe too, it’s this: Never say never. A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post explaining in clear, objective and reasoned terms why I didn’t understand, value or intend to buy an iPad. Last week I bought one. Clearly some things have changed.
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.
iTemptation: A Meditation
I sincerely doubt that I will ever buy an iPad. It’s not that I haven’t been tempted, to be certain. It will come as no surprise to many that know me that when the iPad was announced, I wanted one. This could be interpreted as immature need for acquisition, considered desire for useful functionality, conformist […]