Category Archives: Totally Random

Challenges of Mergers – Changes

If you have ever been involved in a corporate merger, or your company was acquired by another, you understand that the integration of the companies is a complex effort. Mergers can fail for a variety of reasons including culture, technology, … Continue reading

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Frontiers without Games

This week I did some traveling west.  I flew out to Las Vegas with two close friends and joined with some others to play some golf in the small town of Mesquite Nevada.  I didn’t want to let everyone know … Continue reading

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Best Laid Plans

Friday was my administration day.  This is where I have to do the tasks I generally dread.  Payroll, taxes, data entry, and developing some blog topics. I could outsource these tasks, but I do not yet have them optimized into … Continue reading

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Layoffs from the Employee Perspective

Over the past few weeks we looked at people in the technology industry that that hide after the year end to avoid change or layoffs (and work) and we also looked at layoffs from the employer perspective. Today we take … Continue reading

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Layoffs from the Employer Perspective – Only the Strong Survive

Last week we talked about those with their head in the sand or hiding to avoid change or even layoffs.  This week it’s a little more serious as we are going to talk about some of the challenges around layoffs … Continue reading

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Exit the Sandman

Is it safe?  Are we all back to work now? Seems like schools have started as the giant yellow transports are roaming the streets with regularity once again.  It’s a strange time in technology during July and August as so … Continue reading

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Healthcare Communication Breakdown (Part 1)

I have had the same Family Physician for 25 plus years.  Like changing your bank, it is a painful process to change your physician.  I like my doctor.  He is intelligent, conservative, and has a dry wit about him.  I … Continue reading

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Do what you can – Hesitation blues

Why do you hesitate? For me, (I tell myself) I want it to be right.  But deeper, I know its more a form of procrastination or sometimes not knowing what to do or fear of screwing up. I have had … Continue reading

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You can’t take it with you

I like to use song lyrics to make points in my blog and sometimes my references are a bit strange.  I do it for fun. In this post its at the end and a bit of a stretch. Knowledge@Wharton is … Continue reading

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Gain – it’s not just a laundry detergent

I have been feeling negligent.  To myself, to the technology industry and more.  I have not written a blog post in a few weeks and I feel negligent about it. March disappeared very quickly for me and I am sure … Continue reading

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