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  • To Snark or Not to Snark…

    Introduction This post is the fifty-first part of a ramble-rant about the software business. The current posts in this series can be found on the series landing page. This post is about communication. On Being Clever I enjoy listening to a good comedian and reading the works of humorous writers. Life is too short to waste on misery and a ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on February 6, 2012
  • Credibility

    Introduction This post is the fiftieth part of a ramble-rant about the software business. The current posts in this series can be found on the series landing page. This post is about credibility. The Internal List I believe everyone has an Internal List of Acceptable Actions (ILAA). I read this in a book about Values-Based Leadership – it may ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on December 12, 2011
  • Dashboards

    Introduction This post is the forty-ninth part of a ramble-rant about the software business. The current posts in this series can be found on the series landing page. This post is about dashboards. Dashboards are where data meets decision-makers. The field of data visualization is about this intersection of information and actors. ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on December 5, 2011
  • Performance-Based Management Stinks

    Introduction This post is the forty-eighth part of a ramble-rant about the software business. The current posts in this series can be found on the series landing page. This post is about Performance-Based Management (PBM). Almost… In Mere Christianity, C. S. Lewis refutes an argument with the following statement: It has every amiable ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on November 3, 2011
  • How to Tell You’re a Community

    Introduction I read a slogan yesterday and laughed out loud. Literally. Had I been drinking coffee at the time, I would have needed to clean my laptop screen. When the laughter subsided I realized the organization that created the slogan believes it to be true. At that point my community mentor instincts kicked in. I now see this as an ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on August 25, 2011
  • Creating is Hard

    Introduction This post is the forty-seventh part of a ramble-rant about the software business. The current posts in this series can be found on the series landing page. This post is about creation. Creating is Hard Work Building something from nothing is difficult, to say the least. But often it’s even more difficult to conceive an idea worth ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on August 12, 2011
  • Evil is Easy

    Introduction This post is the forty-sixth part of a ramble-rant about the software business. The current posts in this series can be found on the series landing page. This post is about destruction. “As a matter of cosmic history, it has always been easier to destroy than to create.” Mr. Spock says this to Dr. McCoy in Star Trek II: The Wrath ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on August 10, 2011
  • Picking a Metric

    Introduction This post is the forty-fifth part of a ramble-rant about the software business. The current posts in this series can be found on the series landing page. This post is about measurement. What They Like A local fast-food establishment measures the amount of time between drive-through order placement and order delivery. Their goal ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on August 8, 2011
  • Outlasting Outrageous Opposition

    Introduction This post is the forty-fourth part of a ramble-rant about the software business. The current posts in this series can be found on the series landing page. This post is about responding to outrageous opposition. Opposition Happens As I stated in Love Your Enemies, opposition is a clue. Does that mean all opposition is good or can ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on July 27, 2011
  • Love Your Enemies

    Introduction This post is the forty-third part of a ramble-rant about the software business. The current posts in this series can be found on the series landing page. This post is about enemies. Opposition is a Clue Don’t believe me? Most worthwhile endeavors have met opposition, especially early on. It happens in life, it happens in ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on July 21, 2011
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