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Five Years of Grey

Infinite Shades of Grey is about advanced consulting skills. The point of the blog and book was to share tips and techniques that can make good technical consultants into great consultants. One of the key things I propose is a … Continue reading

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Is your IT architecture going in the right direction?

“Architects, if they are really to be comprehensive, must assume the enormous task of thinking in terms always disciplined to the scale of the total world pattern of needs, its resource flows, its recirculatory and regenerative processes.” – Buckminster Fuller, … Continue reading

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The 3 Missing Ingredients In Today’s Projects

  Five years ago I wrote a post that was inspired by seeing a lack of courage and tenacity in today’s projects. We have become so risk averse that commodity services & solutions are dominating the marketplace. Commodities by definition … Continue reading

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Some travel required – why some IT jobs should come with divorce benefits instead of dental benefits

  The statistics are staggering that over 50% of marriages end in divorce but what about high-tech travelling consultants’ marriages? 82%. As a traveling IT consultant you are much more likely to get divorced than stay married. That’s just a … Continue reading

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Learning the Spirit of Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) this Christmas

There are two stories around the Northern Lights this Christmas. The first an Algonquin Native people’s story of Nanahbozho, creator of the Earth, when he had finished his task of the creation, he traveled to the north, where he built … Continue reading

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Rating CIO’s–Who are the good ones? (part 1 of 2)

There are 4 classes of CIO’s. CIO’s that live off Gartner reports are good CIO’s 27% of the time 3 times out of 10. Their strategies read like an IT buzzword generator in an infinite loop and technology illiterate CEO’s … Continue reading

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Consulting companies that “GET” the value message and those that don’t.

Bain a global management consulting company employs 5,000 people, generates $2B in consulting revenue each year and “gets” value. Their web page makes the audacious claim that Bain clients outperform the market by a 4 to 1 margin. Do you … Continue reading

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