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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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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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Mentoring and Reverse Mentoring

by Jack Santos  |  August 13, 2012

The term “Reverse Mentoring” seems to ebb and flow – in Forbes, in the Wall Street Journal, in Mckinsey reports – originally ascribed (in some circles) to Jack Welch at...

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The Art of War: Communication and IT

by Jack Santos  |  June 4, 2012

One of my colleagues (Michael Disabato) is fond of the quote by Helmut Von Moltke that “no plan ever survives first contact with the enemy.”  That is certainly our experience...

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The CIO Bias

by Jack Santos  |  September 7, 2011

Those of you that know me, or have followed my blog (which, admittedly, has been rather intermittent lately) know my background:  Right up through the ranks..programmer, manager, VP, CTO, CIO..and...

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The Future of IT Work: Webinar Survey Analysis

by Jack Santos  |  August 8, 2011

The Professional Effectiveness group in Gartner (which I am a member of) recently hosted a webinar on “The Future of IT Work”.  We had three questions for the audience.  Let’s...

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Catalyst: Mobility to “Hate IT Clubs” – Join Now

by Jack Santos  |  August 5, 2011

Back from the Gartner Catalyst conference last week.  I was on stage six times over the course of four days, not to mention the numerous customer meetings we had. Two...

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IT as Whipping Boy

by Jack Santos  |  April 28, 2011

The Journal (and for those of you that don’t know what I am referring to, go read someone else’s blog) had a recent section on IT that was interesting, and...

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It could have been my 401K: the IIe edition

by Jack Santos  |  November 29, 2010

Recent news about a Christies auction, and an Apple 1 selling for something around $200K. Which made me think about all the early PC boxes I have either owned, or...

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IT Hierarchy: What's it like in your neck of the pond?

by Jack Santos  |  November 11, 2010

A few months back I overhead this description of where IT stood in the organizational hierarchy (this organization happened to be a hospital):   It got me thinking about the...

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