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Wanna Be An Analyst - Why I Love My Job?

by Hank Barnes  |  September 29, 2015

I love my job.   It is both the most challenging and rewarding position I've ever held.    I wouldn't trade it for the world and hope to be doing...

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The "Cons" of Personal Performance

by Hank Barnes  |  February 17, 2015

A bit of a different style post for me this week, driven by a couple of things.  First, my daughter complained that I have not used her in an analogy...

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A Path to Success - Giving a Little Extra

by Hank Barnes  |  August 26, 2014

I went to college in New Orleans (I'll save you from many of those stories) and really enjoyed the city and the culture.  One of the ideas I learned there...

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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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Sandy and the Nexus

by Jack Santos  |  November 1, 2012

Made it home from our US Orlando Symposium conference last week – expecting a quick turnaround to the Symposium conference in Brazil.  My plans were interrupted by Sandy.  Some of...

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