Category Archives: Consulting Excellence

The Rise of the Personal Non-Maskable Interrupt (NMI)

  In computer technology a processor interrupt is a signal to the processor indicating an event that needs attention. The processor responds by suspending its current activities, saving its state and executing a routine to deal with the event. This … Continue reading

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Some year-end thoughts about collaboration, teamwork and individual contributions

  Watch this Video! On June 11th, 2011 Eric Hassli of the Vancouver Whitecaps scored what has now been called perhaps the best goal in the history of North American major league soccer.  In this game the last ranked Vancouver … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with individual success? … A sales lesson from a big cat.

  I was born a Hunter. “Ian R. Hunter” if I am being literal but figuratively speaking, I have always been impatient with a farming approach, waiting for things to grow and would much rather just go out and hunt … Continue reading

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Utility computing is only for Commodity IT services

  When you pull up to an intersection in your car and there are two self-serve gas stations, both have 87 octane regular fuel and one station is 10% less expensive than the other, which one do you buy fuel … Continue reading

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Are you in my new book?

So what do you get when you put 30 years of Global IT consulting experience and $3 Billion in projects into a guide for IT professionals and IT consultants? You get Infinite Shades of Grey – Advanced Consulting. Once destined … Continue reading

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Human Resources – Misleading on the True Cost of Terminations?

When a manager approaches HR about terminating an employee (I’ve done this myself more than once) there is a discussion about cost impact charged to your labor budget.  In most companies the calculation is something like this for a 10 … Continue reading

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Smile you’re on candid camera … The use of digital recordings in meetings

Recording technology is ubiquitous. We see the results of this daily on the news where a citizen records an impromptu mugging on their phone and the perpetrator’s picture ends up on the evening news. Should anyone expect less exposure today … Continue reading

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