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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Managed print Services Tunnel Vision - Are You Focusing On One Thing

Yeah, that's me.  'ballin it up and rockin the Leopard.
"An informational silo is a management system incapable of reciprocal operation with other, related management systems..."

So says the Wiki.

A closer example is your accounts payable department never talking to your accounts receivable department.

Resulting in the invoices you receive from a supplier not coinciding with the ones sent to your customers.

Or an accounts payable department that simply pays Xerox 700 times a month, for overages, but never cross-references back to each department - no oversight.

And then there's an industry cliche; Sales makes the promises Service has to keep.

Silo's lead to less communication. Then to stress. And then breakdowns.

Inside these silos, knowledge workers, and decision-makers concentrate on a specific set of functions designed to support the goals of the organization;  they Focus.

Necessary and dangerous, just ask Sony. ( a reference to the failure of the Walkman)

Friday, May 27, 2011

Memorial Day - Remember...just for a second...or 12...

This video is from Rolling Thunder, 2010.

The annual motorcycle ride into D.C., honoring the Fallen.

This Marine, this Lone Marine stood at attention, for the entire parade.

There were reportedly, 250,000 bikes...the parade lasts for hours. You can see it on his face, in his salute and his tears.

At the end, at the end of the clip, This Marine mouths out, "...OORAH..."

And what the Hell are you doing this weekend? Like me, going to wash down some dogs with a cold Bud.

Find a vet, and say thanks...

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