It’s much like asking a happy, satisfied and content married couple why they are happy: they discover that there is no reason at all and it all falls in.
It’s not a question of whether to spend or not spend.
It’s about what really matters.
It’s the people, people.
I’ve never agreed with anyone who says that “People are our greatest resource” because: 1) if you have to remind us it probably isn’t true and 2) I resent being the equivalent of a printer.
“He’s a know-it-all blowhard!”
“We need to get these people on board” when people really mean to say “We need to coerce these people into doing what we want rather than what they want.”
Executive Summary From a security perspective, RBAC always provides superior security to ACLs. However, there are places where the cost of using RBAC would be too high. These include: the security of Windows file systems, Oracle/Sybase/SQL Server DBA and employee-specific functions such as where an employee manages his or her own 401(k). Developers should use RBAC in almost all cases. …
Don’t Send a Resume says everything that any jobhunter is used to hearing: You gotta sell Treat yourself like a product Market yourself Etc. I can’t say that I disagree with anything Fox says in this short tome, but he leaves out the most important thing for me: You can’t be someone that you aren’t.
Again and again we see that customers want trust and trust comes from a relationship with an individual, which then accrues to the corporation.
Information brokers can successfully circumvent a knowledge hoarding culture by finding non-hoarders and in my experience, usually do.
“Surrender to God, not to some third shift supervisor.” — Peter Block, at the OD Summit in Chicago
I wanted to make an addendum to Why IT Projects Fail, part 1, which contains the bulk. Here are a few more reasons for further development. Risk management is not part of our vocabulary. We want people who are optimistic, not trying to find reasons why something will fail. IT does not understand that the change that they are introducing …