I wrote about this on my professional blog the other day but sometimes it makes sense to cross-post as some of my more technically-minded pals and colleagues read stuff here. Hopefully, this sort of thing will be helpful to someone at the right time when they need it the most. If your the intrepid type, […]
No, his mind is not for rent
To any God or government
When I chose to forego college there were a lot of the kinds of reactions one might expect.
In his novel, Time Enough for Love, Robert A. Heinlein wrote the ultimate creedo for the human race.
There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.
Generally speaking, don’t use jargon. Just, don’t.
RIP Chris Cornell July 20, 1964 – May 17, 2017
Experience is the move.
Since I last wrote about it, DevOps has become widely adopted and continues to evolve, coupled with new technologies that have been directly influenced by it and the culture it has helped shape. Even though many organizations are still struggling to realise the potential of DevOps due to a lack of expertise and/or cultural challenges, […]
The working world is unpredictable. It already exists as something else than it did 20 years ago. Work doesn’t look the same as it did then. Working looks the same as playing.
One of the most important things we all learn as consultants is how to value our time. Initially, in the financial sense. Then, something else about it begins to emerge. We begin to see our time as a resource that can be invested, to build something, something larger than ourselves. Time is an asset we […]
Neil Postman (March 8, 1931 – October 5, 2003) was an American author, media theorist and cultural critic, who was associated with NYU for forty years. He wrote countless articles, papers and seventeen books. Though my personal favorite is Teaching as a Subversive Activity, Neil is best known for his 1985 book about television, Amusing […]
The first part of this post built an analogy, that centralization is like DIY (Do-it-Yourself) and decentralization is like DIT (Do-it-Together).
If we can agree on that analogy, simply for the sake of conversation, then we can take it a step further by looking through that lens into some specific contexts where this approach can add value to our efforts by breaking down our silos.