Was It A Give-A-Damn Mistake?

I just watched this excellent lecture about “The Myth of the Genius Programmer” — and yes, Excel users, you are programmers.  One anecdote that really got me thinking is around the 14:45 mark. I found a copy of the anecdote online at The Happy Manager: Tom Watson Jr., CEO of IBM between 1956 and 1971, […]

Don’t Look for the Biggie

I recently wrote a paper about Peter Drucker’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship, which led me to conclude that all management theory is a footnote to Drucker. Drucker writes far ahead of his time on topics from information technology to career management. Give it a read. One of my favorite quotes concerns the nature of “thinking big” in entrepreneurship: […]

Excel’s Online Communities: Interview with Oz du Soleil

What is the purpose of Excel forums and our online communities in general? How can questions and answers be communicated more effectively? What is the future of forums? Oz du Soleil is the host of the Excel on Fire YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/WalrusCandy) and a Microsoft Excel MVP.

Excel’s Online Communities: Interview with Alex Powers

As I have been fumbling my way through learning Python, online forums and communities have fascinated me. Why are some forums strict to the point of rudeness and others nearly a yes-man free-for-all?  Are there such things as a stupid question on an online help forum? To discuss these questions and to work toward a […]

Peter Drucker: Keep on Learning

All management theory is a footnote to Drucker. I’m reading my first Drucker book. What took me so long? Expect more on the blog. But I could not wait to share this quote from Innovation and Entrepreneurship: “The correct assumption in an entrepreneurial society is that individuals will have to learn new things well after they […]