Archive for April 2009

Conference—Calling You


Recently we were asked to moderate a session at the upcoming 2009 Canadian Telecom Summit. It is THE annual telecom event in Canada.
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Toss Your Blackberry


Just when you thought you were cool with your own i-Phone or Blackberry Storm you find out that you are so last year.
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Amazon Spurns Phorm


In a follow up to our earlier posts about the trouble with Phorm it appears that Amazon has chosen to distance itself from the controversial behavior based ad service.
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Ads Behaving Badly


It came as no surprise to us today when the European Union (EU) announced that they were taking the UK to task over what appears to be a blatant disregard for privacy.
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One Brain Cell


While reading the April issue of Inc. I was reminded last month about a very painful period of my life in the telecom industry. It was during a period of time I worked for a complete idiot that we underlings referred to as “The Man With One Brain Cell”, (TMWOBC) or (with apologies to Alfred Hitchcock) “The Man Who Knew Too Little”.
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Telecom Animal Sweatshops


It never ceases to amaze us how some telecom companies over leverage the play of cute fuzzy animals for corporate gain…

Decision Action Threshold Event


Think | Act


One in a series of Leadership Articles to cause you to think and perhaps to act. Read other articles.

Recently we were archiving some notes from a prior consulting engagement and having thumbed through the mounds of data and reports, that made up the effort, we stumbled across some statistical results that caused us to pause. Have you ever considered how to measure the effectiveness of a business in making and implementing decisions?
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Tasks To Go


Think | Act


One in a series of Leadership Articles to cause you to think and perhaps to act. Read other articles.

I’m a dedicated Outlook user and a follower of Getting Things Done (GTD). I routinely add tasks to my to-do list that have been collected while in meetings or on the road. It’s easy to do—you can use your PDA or mobile phone (that synchronizes with Outlook) but during those times when it’s either not convenient or there are a long list of tasks to add what do you do?
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WiMax, Why Not?


For anyone who has worked in telecom in Canada (or pretty much anywhere in North America) within the past  ten years and understands the dependence we have on a wired infrastructure for all forms of communications (Wireless, Cable, Telephone and Broadband) it comes as no surprise that, in spite of all of the hoopla about technological improvements, we are, in fact, living in a telecom world that has rapidly crumbling infrastructure.
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