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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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Finding that last bit of extra energy to get the job done

I am sure that most of us remember University all-nighters before the major exams, pushing ourselves well beyond normally available energy limits to make sure that we did our best. We tapped into an invisible pool of reserve energy and … Continue reading

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“Blackbox” Flight Recorder for IT Projects

“Heathrow approach, this is Charlie Delta Bravo Foxtrot on final. Advising you of a major architectural change in-flight.” It was the last words recorded on the IT Project “Blackbox” recorder before the project slammed into the ground at 200 MPH. … Continue reading

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