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My imperfect thoughts about the profession of management

My Pispective on Questioning the Boss

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A pispective is when you write about something using only 314 words) I just finished reading Daniel Gilbert's 1991 paper 'How Mental Systems Believe'. It gave me a lot to think about. One of the last notes I took was, "People are credulous creatures who find it very easy to believe and very difficult to doubt. In fact,...
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My Pispective on the Precariat and the Public Sector

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(A pispective is when you write about something using only 314 words) There is a large and growing group of people in the world who comprise the precariat. Their work situation is unstable and they lack the unifying narrative that secure work provides. They are paid by the hour and lack additional support such as pensions or sick...
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Managing Excerptations: Algorithmic Tasks and the Creative Economy

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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 Management and Dark Matter

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(A pispective is when you write about something using only 314 words) There is this thing that torments physicists called dark matter. It's not a trivial matter either. Apparently, dark matter and its room mate dark energy comprise 95.1% of the total mass-energy of the universe. In other words, most of everything. The interesting thing about dark...
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Managing Excerptions: Reducing Choice

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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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