October 2019 Monthly Musing This is a generalization, but the real reason why most engineers rarely make good business people is because they are fixated on the perfect. They are terrified of what they do not know or understand – and even more terrified to release to those who do. Their idea of too much
September 2019 Monthly Musing I have recently come across several missives that place various management methodologies on an unassailable pedestal – elevated to near religious standing complete with dogma that is seemingly beyond question or challenge. This is a mistake – with the risks being the loss of credibility to those who hold such strong
August 2019 Monthly Musing We are in the “Dog Days of Summer”, the period between early July and early September. The origin of the phrase is from the heliacal rising of Sirius, also known as the Dog Star in the constellation Canis Major (Large Dog). It’s the hottest period of the year (at least in
July 2019 Monthly Musing I have been very fortunate that I have had several formal mentors in my life. They never told me what to do, rather offer guidance based on their knowledge and the wisdom they gained over the years. But I had many more informal mentors; those who didn’t know they were
June 2019 Monthly Musing If you believe that “time is the enemy of the 21st Century company”, then meetings are the guerilla fighters sent as saboteurs. Most meetings are an exercise in mental masturbation – where egos are stroked and discussions had, but there is no real debate or the making of an actual decision.