Category Archives: Management

Is writing software more like Building a Bridge or Making a Painting?

Several weeks ago, my friend and colleague Dan Calinescu asked and answered (on LinkedIn) this question: Is software development more like building a bridge or more like painting a painting? Dan had asked me this question a few years ago, on … Continue reading

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Corner Office – Spencer Rascoff – Zillow

In Adam Bryant’s Corner Office column on 22 December 2013, he interviewed Spencer Rascoff, CEO of Zillow.  The full interview can be found here.  Zillow is an online real estate database, aimed at providing a marketplace to help people find … Continue reading

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Corner Office – Shanti Atkins

In a Corner Office column (published by the New York Times) on 2 January 2014, Adam Bryant interviewed Shanti Atkins, president and chief strategy officer of Navex Global, which handles ethics and compliance issues.  The full interview can be found … Continue reading

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Observations on “Corner Office”

Adam Bryant (Twitter: @NYTCornerOffice) writes a wonderful column called Corner Office for the New York Times.  Here’s the NYT description of the column:  Corner Office, a feature by Adam Bryant appearing Fridays and Sundays in The New York Times, offers … Continue reading

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Successful Knowledge Transfer

As a reminder (from my last post), I just started a job as VP of Product Development for the Social Intelligence division of SDL.  I wrapped up my second week of work at SDL on Friday.  Last week’s focus was … Continue reading

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Organizational Changes – Hiring a General Manager, Part 2

This post continues a series discussing the handling of some major organizational changes at my company. We brought in four candidates to interview for the General Manager position.  As noted before, the candidates fell into two groups of strengths: Consulting … Continue reading

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Organizational Changes – Hiring a General Manager, Part 1

This post continues a series discussing the handling of some major organizational changes at my company. After filling our new manager roles, we turned our attention to hiring a new General Manager of Consulting.  This position would include most of … Continue reading

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Organizational Changes – Introducing New Managers, Part 2

This post continues a series discussing the handling of some major organizational changes at my company. Delivering the good news to our internally promoted managers and new hires was the easy part.  Now it was time to take on the … Continue reading

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Organizational Changes – Introducing New Managers, Part 1

This post continues a series discussing the handling of some major organizational changes at my company. After interviewing seven candidates for our managerial openings, we had chosen two and were prepared to make offers to them.  One of the new … Continue reading

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Organizational Changes – The Search for New Managers, Part 2

This post continues a series discussing the handling of some major organizational changes at my company. We had identified seven candidates for our managerial openings: five internal and two external.  We still were uncertain as to how many positions we … Continue reading

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