Friday, January 09, 2015

Things they must teach in MBA school

Instead of taking the opportunity to make the workplace a more attractive place to be when some people leave for greener pastures, you should direct your HR ghouls to creep LinkedIn profiles.

That'll teach the selfish bastards.

Lines converging where you stand

If your organization chart contains a dotted line, and especially if you value dotted line relationships above all else, you're doing something wrong.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Conversation of the day

There is so much wrong here that it almost brings me to tears.  I wish I could get away with this on the web app I develop...

CBC web page: Would you like to view the mobile version of this page?

Me: Yes.

CBC web page: I'm sorry, we don't support mobile views of this page. Would you like to view the desktop version of this page?

Me: [sigh]

Friday, May 09, 2014

Truth or dare

I dare our PR department to release an announcement - either internally or externally, their choice - that does not contain the word "drive" more than twice.

Thursday, May 08, 2014

The path you tread is narrow and the drop is sheer and very high

Many business books discuss the idea of failing early, often and quickly.  We've decided to embrace that concept fully.

A: That thing you showed me yesterday?  Can I get access to that server?

Me: Sure, it's just my dev machine.  But it's a little bent right now.  We're still working on it.

A: Great.  Will it be unbent by Friday?  I want to demo it for all our Canadian customers.

Me: [boggle].

I guess if you're going to go down, you might as well go down in flames...