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My imperfect thoughts about the profession of management

My Pispective on Welcoming Surprises

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(A pispective is when you write about something 314 words) Surprises are important. They might not always be welcome, but they are important. The original sense of the word meant to take over, to seize or to invade. In the 16th century it took on the meaning of something unexpected and the consequent feeling of astonishment. Surprises are...
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Managing Excerptations: Technology and Humanity

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I started my blog to kick my non-writing habit. I've now got enough material to start blocking out a book (hooray!). So while I'm doing that, I thought I'd start a small series looking at some of the books that have influenced me. "Managing expectations" is one of my least favourite managerialisms. I cringe whenever I hear it....
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My Pispective on the Appropriate Maximum

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(A pispective is when you write about something using only 314 words) If we can take something to its full extent, should we? Frank Sinatra had a hit in 1939 with 'All or Nothing at All'. Though I prefer Billie Holiday's cover. Anyway, the line goes, "All or nothing at all Half a love never appealed to me...
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Managing Excerptations: Managers and Morality

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I started my blog to kick my non-writing habit. I've now got enough material to start blocking out a book (hooray!). So while I'm doing that, I thought I'd start a small series looking at some of the books that have influenced me. "Managing expectations" is one of my least favourite managerialisms. I cringe whenever I hear it....
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My Pispective on Making (Stuff) Up

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(A pispective is when you write about something using only 314 words) 'Stick to your knitting'. Basically it means stay close to what you know. The opposite to this is to 'make sh*t up'. In some professions taking the 'MSU approach is well accepted. The two form a continuum that describes our career experiences. Some things doesn't...
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