Tag Archives: better workplaces

Support Problems

A couple of days ago, I was having problems with an app on my iPhone, so I contacted the manufacturer. I just happen to know a developer there, so I contacted him at the same time. He asked me to … Continue reading

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Funding Science in North America

I have been talking recently with a number of what you might call “Captains of Industry”  and everyone agrees that there is a serious problem with available capital for new technology companies. The instant gratification model of the Internet generation … Continue reading

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“You work with me, not for me.”

The topic today is another quote from Sir Terry. A number of years ago I celebrated a milestone by buying Terry a custom coffee mug. When he asked what it was for, I mentioned that I had worked for him … Continue reading

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“Everyone is in Sales”

I have had the good fortune to work for a very long time with one of the tech industries very successful entrepreneurs. I’ve collected a number of quotes over those years, but perhaps one of the most fundamental ones is … Continue reading

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Starting your day…

The information age has created a great deal of wealth and prosperity but it has also made it harder for people who sit at desks all day to maintain a healthy body. Many of us join health clubs and participate … Continue reading

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Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

One of the many vacation conversations was about generation X, Y, and Z and how the workplace was going to be effected. I have read a number of articles about the lack of jobs and how our University trained children … Continue reading

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Being an Ambassador

Japan was recently in the news for their fan’s behavior at a world cup game. After the game the fans cleaned the stadium before they left (Even though their team lost). The message this sent to the rest of the … Continue reading

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Captains of industry and The dark side of business

This past week I toured Casa Loma in Toronto. This castle in the middle of a modern city was built by an entrepreneur almost 100 years ago, prior to world war one and the great depression that followed. It is … Continue reading

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Entitlement

Entitlement is one of those things that can sneak up on people. I try very hard to make sure it doesn’t sneak up on me, but I suspect I have been compromised on more than one occasion. There are many … Continue reading

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Access Control

Yesterday I talked about how upgrades were causing problems for my virtual workplace, but there are other things that can cause more serious problems. In the past, IT organizations have combated network failures by not allowing users to access network … Continue reading

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