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Rethinking the Way of "Information Technology"

by Jack Santos  |  January 19, 2016

News from the Walmart front.  In this Walmart vs. Target vs. Amazon world, it's clear that Walmart has gotten the memo, err, email.  Digital Business is in, bigtime.  Information Technology...

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Our Digital Future: What's Really Behind REI's #OptOutside

by Jack Santos  |  October 27, 2015

REI took a bold move yesterday. They announced they are closing their stores on Black Friday - the biggest shopping day of the year - to let their employees play...

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It's the Outcome, not the How Come

by Jack Santos  |  May 20, 2014

Have to give Tom Blessing (CIO of Fidelity's Corporate Technology Group) a nod here for this concept.  A a recent Boston SIM meeting he pointed out how IT likes to talk...

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Work for Free!

by Jack Santos  |  March 6, 2014

This month's Strategy and Business had this article: Would Your Employees Work for Free?  Leaders who manage volunteer work forces have much to teach leaders who manage employees. I suppose they are suggesting...

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US Government Shutdown Lessons for IT and Businesses

by Jack Santos  |  October 11, 2013

Just read an interesting analysis by George Friedman over at Stratfor: The Roots of the Government Shutdown.  He ascribes the shutdown as an unintended consequence of the change of the US political...

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Management 500: Leadership

by Jack Santos  |  October 7, 2013

A few weeks back I gave some advice to new managers under the title "Management 101".  This post is for  the more advanced crowd, and just like graduate level courses,...

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Ballmer: up close and personal...

by Jack Santos  |  August 26, 2013

I first met Steve Ballmer around 1988 over breakfast at the then newly built Boston Harbor Hotel. Even then, Steve's reputation preceded him: master marketer, the business brains of Microsoft...

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A Day in the Life of an IT Grunt

by Jack Santos  |  June 17, 2013

A group of us have enjoyed reading this recent missive from deep inside the bowels of Microsoft: http://ahmetalpbalkan.com/blog/8-months-microsoft/ Reaction to Mr. Balkan’s post usually ends up in one of two...

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IT or not IT? That is the Question

by Jack Santos  |  June 10, 2013

This question came to me in a survey the other day: When the department that you work in is called “Information Technology”, then the answer to this question is pretty...

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What kind of world are we designing?

by Jack Santos  |  September 18, 2012

I have a confession to make. Having been in IT since I was knee high to a grass hopper, I often feel somewhat responsible for its failings.  Almost Al Gore-like...

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