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Archive for August, 2013

Turnabout’s fair play

August 28, 2013
Turnabout’s fair play

There is a lot in the media about how to communicate, manage and retain the Generation Y – Gen Y – folks flooding our businesses. (Gen Y is defined as those people born between 1977 and 1995.) I find that topic interesting and very useful as a mentor to many young people. So I read […]

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Security is “in the news.” What can we learn?

August 28, 2013
Security is “in the news.” What can we learn?

I can’t help but chuckle as politicians, who most likely think a “server” is the guy in the tuxedo waiting on their table, opine on how the NSA should run their IT system security. What a joke! I don’t make this statement as a knee-jerk supporter of one political party or another. Rather, I say […]

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Book Review: What The U.S. Can Learn From China by Ann Lee

August 21, 2013
Book Review: What The U.S. Can Learn From China by Ann Lee

I had the pleasure of seeing Professor Lee at a recent Harvard Business School Alumni presentation where she was the guest speaker. Her discussion left no doubt about her commitment and passion when it comes to bringing the United States and China closer together. She knows both countries quite well and acknowledges the good, the […]

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Change someone?

August 14, 2013
Change someone?

In a recent blog post, Seth Godin stated that: “The only reason to build a website is to change someone.” Really? My first response is–I very much disagree. First, what gives me the right to try and change someone? This has to be sales at its worst: Manipulative and Self-Oriented. So maybe I misunderstand Godin’s […]

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The Real Value in a Plan

August 7, 2013
The Real Value in a Plan

I am privileged to be working on a team planning a rather large event. There are myriad details to which we must pay attention. Lucky for me, my involvement is focused on the overall structure and the content of the all day event. Others, with a great deal of experience, are responsible for the logistics. […]

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