Teddies, Fetishes and the Management Consulting Scam

Send to Kindle What if I told you that the key to becoming a successful management consultant was to become a Teddy Bear? What if I also told you that it involves fetishes? You might be re-checking the URL to make sure you are on the right site! Fear not,… Continue reading

The cloud isn’t the problem–Part 5: Server huggers and a crisis of identity

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Cloud

Hi all Welcome to my fifth post that delves into the irrational world of cloud computing. After examining the not-so-obvious aspects of Microsoft, Amazon and the industry more broadly, its time to shift focus a little. Now the appeal of the cloud really depends on your perspective. To… Continue reading

The cloud is not the problem-Part 4: Industry shakeout and playing with the big kids…

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Cloud

Hi all Welcome to the fourth post about the adaptive change that cloud computing is going to have on practitioners, paradigms and organisations. The previous two posts took a look at some of the dodgier side of two of the industries biggest players, Microsoft and Amazon. While I… Continue reading

The cloud isn’t the problem–Part 2: When complex technology meets process…

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Cloud

Hi all Welcome to my second post that delves into the irrational world of cloud computing. In the first post, I described my first foray into the world of web hosting, which started way back in 2000. Back then I was more naive than I am now (although… Continue reading

The cloud is not the problem–Part 1: Has it been here all along?

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Cloud

Hiya I have been meaning to write a post or three on cloud computing, and its benefits, challenges and eventual legacy. I’ve finally had some time to do so. This series will span over a few posts (not sure how many at this stage) and will focus mainly… Continue reading

Root Causes of Communication Fragmentation: Organisational Culture

This is the second article in a series of articles which examine factors causing the sort of organisational inefficiencies that lead people to use products like SharePoint. My first article in the series examined individual learning and behavioural styles and their impact on communication and how those same… Continue reading

Mrs CleverWorkarounds – Skills and Competencies of Global Managers

Send to Kindle Hi everyone. Some light reading for the weekend 😉 This post is not authored by me (Paul). Instead, my one-and-only darling wife. Apart from being an all-round hottie, she has been studying a post-graduate business course at University. The content of this post is one of her… Continue reading