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Changing the rules


I used to have three basic rules for success that I mentioned in passing last year: the squeaky wheel gets the grease, quality before quantity, and make yourself indispensable. After a beer-soaked discussion last night with m.poulet, I feel inclined … Continue reading

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Matricial Organization Survival Guide


I got to thinking about how one survives in matricial organizations where the lines of power are unclear and crisscrossed and thought I’d jot down some thoughts. Since one isn’t really sure who is pulling the strings and the decision-making … Continue reading

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News from Orlando: Behind the scenes


Dear reader, I have once again hopelessly neglected you for nearly a week. I have a good excuse: giant sales conference in Orlando all week. That entails either loads of meetings and presentations or too much beer (or both?). Yet, … Continue reading

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Death by (authoring) PowerPoint and Justified S03E01


I am mentally exhausted tonight. PowerPoint authoring overload – PAO. I must have thrown together nearly 250 slides in 4 presentations today. My brain just couldn’t deal anymore. Plus the new Justified S03 just started so I decided to give … Continue reading

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My Year in Blogging, part 2


After a little insisting on the wordpress support site (thanks again guys!), they agreed to build me a nice blog summary page here. For those that are curious about the postaday2011 challenge, they have a nice page about it with … Continue reading

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2012: What will this new year bring?


Some think that this year will signal the end – there was one of 2010’s worst movies IMHO to this effect. I am not so pessimistic. I think that it will be full of challenges and surprises – certainly elections in … Continue reading

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Ups and downs of a marketing guy and Dexter S06E11


Dear reader, I have woefully neglected you this week and for that I apologize. It has been a week frought with change and opportunity work-wise. My organization is being completely re-shuffled and everyone is understandably is complete incertitude. I had … Continue reading

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