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Entrepreneur or Profiteer?

Underwater scene of a businessman taking the bait

Over the years I have become increasingly frustrated with the misuse of some terms in our business culture. It is very stylish to characterize yourself as an Entrepreneur in America today, and it seems to matter little whether you actually have started businesses of your own. I can tell you as someone that has both […]

JIRA Workflow Design Principles

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Anyone familiar with JIRA understands that jumping into building a workflow without an overall plan can lead to problems. While navigating JIRA’s workflow editing tools, half of your brain is focused on your workflow design, and the other half is dealing with the tools. While I encourage new users to try their hand at the […]

Atlassian Summit 2014 – The Right Tool

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I was reflecting on my time at the Atlassian Summit today and put some pieces together. Throughout the conference I would hear the keynotes (mostly Atlassian leadership) and session speakers wax on about the improvements in the products and where things were going. (On a side note, this was one of the best events I […]

Has Google Crossed Over?

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In the life of corporations, especially technology companies, there appears to be a tipping point where they cross the line and begin to bleed their customers at a greater rate than they provide new value. A couple of good examples are Apple, Cisco, and Microsoft. Earlier examples are IBM, Digital, and Wang. When Microsoft rolled […]