Back in 2000, it was time for a new car. And, as I had been doing for decades, I had a Chrysler on order. Ever since 1975, my car choice had been Chrysler products. (I even had a car leasing company that provided only the Chrysler family of products to clients.)
Except that Mercedes Benz had just bought the Chrysler Corporation. Right before the delivery of my car.
Continue reading That’s a Buick?
If it is your business to provide services to others, you darn well better understand that you aren’t really doing so, unless you have paying clients. What you are doing is not even a hobby- it’s just a waste of time.
Continue reading Rules of Engagement
Communication. It’s not just words. It’s facial expression. It’s our stance. It’s our tone.
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For almost ten years, I’ve been traveling around with a USB device that, when it works, is pretty fantastic. Of course, two of my (four) devices have not worked in 2 years- and the company basically has provided me the middle finger of tech support. In a nutshell, that explains the operations of Magic Jack.
Continue reading It was more often HiJack than MagicJack
I don’t text. Oh, I eMail, I post, I converse (pontificate?). But, I don’t text- either receiving or sending. The few times I have are the reasons why I don’t.
Continue reading Texting
Most of you know that I used to be an academic. Or, maybe I should say that I used to be a professor first and an entrepreneur/consultant second- because I’ve been accused of being an academic forever. Because I want to study everything. And, I tend to lecture (or get on my soap box) often.
Continue reading This is a drone of another sort…
I am tired of hearing that Marissa Mayer made a mistake. For those of you who live under a rock, she’s the head of Yahoo that was hired to turn the company around. And, when she came off her maternity leave, she decreed that working from home is not in Yahoo’s best interest. Her ostensible reasons? Yahoo needs to move quickly, it needs to focus on collaboration and communication. And, in her mind, that means working remotely full-time doesn’t work. That also means that some of the Yahoo employees are going to have to move- or quit. Immediately, many folks (in and out of the company) began complaining, citing that there is data that folks are more productive when working from home. That folks need to balance life and work- and this move does not fit that model. Cali Ressler and Jody Thompson, the creators of ROWE (Results Only Work Environment), took tremendous umbrage at Ms. Mayer’s approach. Their site posted this letter… Continue reading Telecommuting?