For thirty years I have liked Colin Powell for his level headedness. I was disappointed in his United Nations speech about the weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. But, he has seemed pretty level headed and effective at getting things done. No battle plan survives contact with the enemy. This battle plan quote is one… Continue reading Colin Powell quotes
Maybe this is why I do not work in sales. Maybe this is why I should never go into management. Bragging about a potential customer selecting my product or service over another seems like a really stupid thing to do. The potential customer announcing the selection of something over another is okay to me. The… Continue reading Buyer’s Remorse
Student workers made up most of the IT work force when I was working at a university. The labor was cheap (no health or retirement benefits, $7-15 an hour) compared to hiring staff. For the grunt work, in my case making web pages and moving files, it was convenient. Sure training them was a hassle,… Continue reading Soft Skill Sell
This is on my wishlist in case anyone wants to buy it for me. Moving away gift, birth day, etc. 🙂 Amazon.com: Time Management for System Administrators: Books: Thomas Limoncelli Time is a precious commodity, especially if you’re a system administrator. No other job pulls people in so many directions at once. Users interrupt you… Continue reading TM for Sysadmins
Jeff is thinking about project management, feature/bug tracking, all-in-one. Me too. Though for right now, I would rather just get ticket management over email under control.