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While you were away … what to look for now to get a focus on the future

by Mark Mcdonald  |  July 30, 2019

It’s August, the dog days of summer, when living is easy.  Ok enough cliché’s.   August is a good time to take stock.  To think about what has happened so far...

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So long and thanks for all the fish

by Mark Mcdonald  |  May 16, 2013

This all started back in January 2009 and 718 posts latter with more than 3,700 comments it is time to conclude this blog.   During the past four years, the blog...

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The difference between HYPE and reality

by Mark Mcdonald  |  May 1, 2013

How can you tell the difference between hype and reality?  This was the question the President of a Business Unit asked me in front of the corporation’s entire leadership team. ...

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Blaming sales or has sales technology outpaced sales management?

by Mark Mcdonald  |  April 22, 2013

There is much to talk about in last week’s news of the Free Fall in PC sales, IBM’s results and potential sale of its server business.  Coupled with prior misses...

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What are you going to do with those ducks? by Seth Godin, a book review

by Mark Mcdonald  |  April 19, 2013

The intentional use of older, often obsolete cultural artifacts may be regarded as anachronistic according to Wikipedia.  What are you going to do with those ducks? By Seth Godin is...

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The Duality of Technology – or why business and technology leaders look at the same thing and see it so differently

by Mark Mcdonald  |  April 17, 2013

The relationship between business and technology is complex and confusing for both executives and their IT peers.  I believe that much of the reason behind this has to do with...

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Why does diversity become division and division become destruction?

by Mark Mcdonald  |  April 16, 2013

That was the thought running through my head this morning. The more I look around, the more I see what was a diversity of opinion, ideas, backgrounds, ethnicities, religion etc....

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Which President would make the best CIO?

by Mark Mcdonald  |  February 18, 2013

It is President’s Day in the U.S. a public holiday recognizing the 44 leaders of the United States.  Who is the greatest President?  How do the President’s stack up?  How...

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A few thoughts on Dr. King and the future of the organization

by Mark Mcdonald  |  January 21, 2013

In the United States we have a public holiday to honor the life, lessons and leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King, perhaps the most significant leader in the U.S. Civil...

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What are you thankful for?

by Mark Mcdonald  |  November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving is upon us.  It is a uniquely American holiday, in the sense that it remains somewhat exclusive to the U.S.. Other cultures and countries have similar holidays and festivals...

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