The Quixotic Executive was quite excited. On the 14th Tee, the topic of the Orbcrest Award came up and the executive was intrigued. After some research, the executive’s assistant determined the Orbcrest Award was the pinnacle achievement in the field of quality. Winning the award brought international recognition as a world-class company. The Quixotic Executive… Continue reading Rational Man Saga 1 – The Rational Man Cometh
According to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) Guide, a project is a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service or result. In essence, a project operates outside of normal operations because normal operations cannot produce what the project will produce. When projects and operations meet in the real world, a paradox… Continue reading The Self Destruct Switch of Project Management
If you are over 40 and work in a white collar job, you either are or know people who are subject matter experts on the arcane operations of your company. Entire careers have been built and sustained by hoarding knowledge and becoming the ‘go to guy’. But is this going to last? While watching the… Continue reading The Value of Knowledge
“Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book.” ― Marcus Tullius Cicero Or everyone is writing a blog (ahem). How often have you heard the lament that children no longer obey their parents? Apparently, things have been deteriorating since around 100 BC. There must have been some idyllic… Continue reading The Past Ain’t What It Used to Be
It means One hundred thousand welcomes. A traditional greeting and and a good way to start. So sit back or feel free to particpate in my view of the times in which we live. Some generations build new civilizations. Others enjoy the Golden Ages of their societies. Others are (cursed?) to live through the transition… Continue reading Ciad Mile Failte!