Category Archives: Growing the Business

On the other hand, some articles actually make sense

Like this one.  My buddy Brian Helm forwarded me this link a few weeks ago, so thanks for the tip.  I don’t know who Ivan Pepelnjak is from Adam but I’m going to start recording his show.  Some of my … Continue reading

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Ask the Headhunter: Fearless

I’ve spoken about Asketheheadhunter.com and Nick Corcodilos only once or twice before.  We have been pen pals since the dotcom bust put zillions of us on the street and I found his website (pre blog days), then read the weekly … Continue reading

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In which Jack Welch and I share nothing more than a haircut

Well, not really.  Jack still has more hair than me. I’m something of an IT subversive.  I like to consider myself a “blue collar IT guy” because so much of what I’ve done in IT reminds me of plumbing and … Continue reading

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Stupid interview questions deserve less

As usual, Nick Corcodilos has the correct take on dealing with stupid interview questions.  Still, I’m waiting for the “get up and leave the room” option.  Nick runs a business placing just the right talent in the right role and … Continue reading

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Getting to Chargeback in “As a Service” Models: Think Pizza

A recent industry conference featured session after session of presentations where people asked (appropriately or not, for the session) how they were supposed to do chargeback in the cloud.  After listening to the sessions and queries I concluded the question … Continue reading

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re: Outsourcing & margins

Ted’s post on Outsourcing almost but not quite totally ignored his best observation: customer satisfaction and margins. This follow-up corrects the oversight. Continue reading

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Outsourcing & margins

It seems about 50% of my clients these days have outsourced, are thinking about outsourcing or are insourcing.¬† Some of my customers are themselves outsourcers.¬† An interesting facet of the model these days is the introduction of new services to … Continue reading

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