Category Archives: Other Thoughts

It’s not the haircut, but what’s between the ears

I was at a tech Meetup, talking with an Android developer about how he writes code to handle background processes on that platform when he stopped abruptly and asked me about my work experience. I briefly explained my history in… (read more)

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Top Posts and Commenters for April 2011

In case you missed one or more of these, here are this blog’s top ten posts based on traffic during the month of April 2011. Much to my surprise, the Emacs versus vi post remains on the top. The longest… (read more)

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Work-life balance

Work-life balance may not always be completely obtainable. But it will never start to tip the way you want unless you take charge of making some changes yourself. The graphic I chose for today shows a teeter totter wobbling in… (read more)

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Top Posts and Commenters for March 2011

In case you missed one or more of these, here are this blog’s top ten posts based on traffic during the month of March 2011. I didn’t blog as much in March as I did in February, but I was… (read more)

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Innovation within the boundaries

Did you know that Steve Martin plays the banjo? He’s releasing his second bluegrass album and starts a concert tour next week. In his WSJ interview with John Jurgensen, he gives us this moment to think about innovating within the… (read more)

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Top Posts and Commenters for February 2011

In case you missed one or more of these, here are this blog’s top five posts during the month of February 2011.

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More than a resume

A resume (mine in pdf) can only say so much about someone.

The posts on this site are intended to give you additional insight into my professional side: who I am, what I think and how I make decisions. If you’re looking for an experienced Information Technology Leader and Manager to lead a technical group of people in your organization, keep on reading.

You’ll learn about my management styles, the importance I place on leadership, my strategies for team development and the kind of written communication you can expect when you hire me.

I encourage you to read my posts, follow me on Twitter, add my RSS to your reader (or follow via email) and get a sense of how I think about leadership, management and things that make a difference to companies that use technology to achieve their business goals.

When you’re ready, please contact me via email (). Continue reading

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Becoming a team (quote)

[T]hey became a team, a family of two. There had been times before . . . when they had acted like a team, but those were very different from feeling like a team. Becoming a team didn’t mean the end… (read more)

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Theory and Experience

The torch of theory must illuminate the lessons of experience. André Roubo, 1790

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Unexpected Slack

I’m re-reading Tom DeMarco’s Slack again at the moment, this time with the purpose of providing a thorough review for the bookshelf. It’s such a good book, it might take me several entries to get it all covered. Right now, though,… (read more)

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