So… welcome to the New Year 2012. What shall we make of it?
If you want to see an example of proud ignorance, look at the Republican party’s Congressional members right now. They think they are playing chicken with President Obama. They are playing chicken with the global bond market—which only a fool … Continued
When you have the pleasure of expanding your workforce, start your new people on the right foot. It isn’t just courtesy or kindness to them. Do it for the sake of your bottom line, too.
Unless you use the type of antispam service I offer, you have probably noticed a new onslaught of spam. The culprit is a hacker who penetrated the world’s largest manager of permission-based email lists. I feel sorry for anybody whose antispam isn’t as clever as what I use–and am offering help.
When odd patterns start showing up in the market, colleagues in consulting and IT often ask for my view of what’s going on. Over the past 20 years I’ve been very good at predicting downturns and upturns in the market. I might as well put my thoughts here and save a few people the bother of an email or phone call to ask me.
Out of this awful catastrophe, I suspect the Japanese will give the world something priceless–a model for disaster response that moves the entire field forward by giant strides and saves a lot of lives in a future disaster somewhere else.
How is your business going through life? Who will watch your back when you hit a rough patch? If the answer is nobody, remember that no business is an island. Let your business make some friends.
No good IT project can start with the computer systems. First it’s important to take a good look at what the business does and what it needs to do instead. Then the IT systems need to fit that. Otherwise, the business will end up distorted to accommodate the IT. That’s bad for business.
Would you like to lose a big prospect because you were too lazy to make sure you’re sending readable email? Then read this!
If you want your business to be average, meet the standards in your field. If you want a standout business, top of the heap, the standards are no more than your starting point. Improve from there.