Why does Work Suck?

If you’d like to know the answer that question, I have a new book for you to read: “Why Work Sucks” by Cali and Jody. This book (which I haven’t started reading yet…but I plan to start soon) seems to follow the Ricardo Semler approach to organizational developing as outlined in “Maverick” and “Seven Day … Read more

Dreaming in Code

If you are interested in software development…read this book. If you aren’t interested in software development…read this book. If you’ve always wondered why software development is such a tough thing to manage and predict completion…read this book. Did I say that you should read this book? 🙂 The book is not a detailed “how to”…it … Read more

The Strategic Project Leader

I just finished reading The Strategic Project Leader: Mastering Service-Based Project Leadership by Jack Ferraro….not a bad book. In section two of his book, Mr. Ferraro writes: In project management, leadership is desperately needed; leadership that is adaptable, perceptive, timely, meaningful, authentic, and unselfish. This one sentence sums up the core of The Strategic Project … Read more

Currently Reading: Does IT Matter?

I found this book last weekend at the local Half-Price Books and thought I’d give it a read. This well known book, and its author Nicholas Carr, has been at the center of a debate in the IT academic world for some time and I figure I should peruse it to see what the hubbub … Read more