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Life is Complicated – or – Why We Have Poor Management

January 23, 2009 by

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Since starting my new job, I’ve had to come to terms with Dilbert-style management. It’s been kind of a conundrum to me, why we have management that seems to spend their effort addressing small surface issues while leaving major structural deficiencies unaddressed. Certainly one could blame it on “the Peter Principle” or on high hopes […]

Life Phases

January 17, 2009 by

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It’s always bothered me that adults sign their kids up for dance classes, but rarely take dance classes themselves. It seemed like the message was, “Having fun is important when you’re a kid, but not when you’re a grown-up”, which I disagree with. However, I can see now how perhaps the way of things works […]

Book Report

January 9, 2009 by

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Okay, I finished Deception Point yesterday! Absolutely awesome book! Dan Brown is such a good writer. But it’s kinda lame how he totally rips himself off in every one of his books (I haven’t read Digital Fortress yet, though). I mean, the storylines are different, but the frame of each story is so similar. All […]