Strategy is messy, chaotic, and transformative, just like a youthful romance. You know you need to break up with your strategic plan. So who better than the Bard of Breakups herself to offer searing guidance on how to break with your strategic plan? Several years ago at a Microsoft analyst meeting, Steve Ballmer broke […]
The Keystone Pipeline debate needs scenarios. In the 13 August issue of New Scientist (Surprise! Keystone XL will make climate change worse), Hal Hodson covers a new report on the Keystone pipeline that suggests it will result in lower fuel costs, and therefore encourage the use of fossil fuels, which […]
Should I Delete E-mail During Vacation? A post on the BBC new magazine asks the question: “Should holiday email be deleted?” First, let me say to American readers that in this case “holiday” means “vacation.” What they mean to ask is: “Should I have incoming E-mail deleted while on vacation?” My answer, yes, but […]
Kim Kardashian has faced some rocky PR with a quickly failed marriage, a self-serving app, and a very public pregnancy shared with rapper, baby-daddy and now new husband, Kanye West. Regardless of what she is facing, Kim remains a good case study in marketing. With the announcement of her yet-t0-be published Rizzoli […]
Today the BBC asks, “Could tensions over Ukraine hit space?” The answer: absolutely, but NASA has not behaved like the master planner it should be with missions stretching far out in time. If NASA had effectively, and I say effectively because I can’t believe somewhere in NASA somebody didn’t run a […]
MightyCall‘s Edmund Tee captured some of my comments from a recent advisory session and posted them as a blog (Four Things A Cloud-Based Phone System Must Do). He did a great job of representing the issues we were discussing. His accuracy also reflects on the value of recording meetings so you […]
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In the Guliver blog on Economist.com (Check-in desks Time to check-out?), the writer suggest that airlines do away with airport check-in. We do it all on-line anyway, and who would miss the queues waiting for check-i anyway?. Well, for the most part, self-check-in is common, but not universal (59% of people still […]
Some organizations don’t plan at the speed of change: “Dan, our strategic plan is about to expire. Can you come and help use create a new one?” I get than phone call pretty often. My first statement is “sure,” followed by, “I do have to warn you that if […]
Late and tired, but committed to reporting my Comic-Con observations. That you to the Star Trek Axanar team for including me in their red carpet launch event. Great, professional level work. I hope to see more soon.