Monthly Archives: August 2010

Software Patents are Stupid

Software patents are stupid.  I know – that’s not original nor is it a particularly new concept. But it is still a topic worthy of discussion. A Google search for “stupid software patents” yields more than 20,000 results.  Still, software … Continue reading

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Finding Supporters and Building Coalitions: Get Me What I Need

How do you convince people to do what you want them to do at work (or anywhere else, for that matter)?  Why does it seem that some people have that gift of rallying others to get things done?  It’s not … Continue reading

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Larry Ellison is Wrong – HP Board’s Decision was Correct

That Ain’t Right Whenever I agree with Larry Ellison, I reconsider my position to make sure I’m thinking clearly.  This time, as I reconsidered and dug a little deeper, I decided that I didn’t agree with him after all.  Larry … Continue reading

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It May Be a Good Idea

In the June 14, 2010 issue of Sports Illustrated, Denver Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels is quoted describing the philosophy taught to him by his former boss, Patriots’ coach Bill Belichick: “Ideas should be innocent until proven guilty.  Some people … Continue reading

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