Good Employees Stay Loyal, Great Talent Follows Challenges

This week’s article is just an observation that I have made over a decade’s time in the IT business. I have had the privilege of working with some highly talented people, and I have had the honor of working with exceptional employees. Very rarely is someone both. The techniques to develop an ideal employee focus on indoctrination. We do not want an employee to question too much of what they are told to do. We a

Learn Office Politics, Because Office Politicians Will Not Learn IT

Today is St. Valentine’s Day, and as a happily married man with a lovely wife I am all for a holiday dedicated to romance and relationships. My wife and I just choose to ignore all of the ridiculous hype that accompanies today, and focus on each other instead. Our relationship is without a doubt the most important aspect of my life. Unfortunately not all relationships are the romantic kind. Some are purely politi

You Can’t Stop the Future

Theoretical physicists refer to the “Arrow of Time” to describe the phenomenon of how moments seemingly always move towards the future and never back into the past. While this might seem obvious it is a bit of a conundrum, because there is no law of physics that says things cannot move backwards in time. According to physicist Brian Greene during the Nova episode The Fabric of the Cosmos: The Illusion o

Being Prepared For The Unpredictable

Thursday I missed my deadline. I hate missing a deadline, but I missed this week’s deadline all the same. There are no excuses for missing a deadline. When you miss a deadline it is all on you. My apologies if you were looking forward to an article from me on Thursday. I’ll do better in the future. So what happened Thursday and how does it relate to IT? First I will explain the situation, and then I will transl