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Tuesday, March 01, 2011 21:03 PM

Let the Inmates Run the Asylum

By Samuel Greengard Modern corporations still lean heavily on a command and control culture. This approach--the wise sages at the top telling the dependable workers down below what to do and how to do it....

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 20:02 PM

Tear Down Corporate HQ

by Samuel Greengard I've worked in a home office for more than two decades. This dates back to the dawn of personal computers. In the beginning, there were no home networks, there were no mobile phones, a....

Wednesday, February 09, 2011 18:02 PM

Websites Are Hard, Apparently

Last night, as the rest of you were watching cocktail hour melt into dinnertime, I found myself in a city hall conference room discussing a new website for my hometown of Greensboro, NC. Greensboro's cur....

Tuesday, February 08, 2011 18:02 PM

IT Is About People Not Machines

By Samuel Greengard I'm convinced that a technology paradox exists: all the devices and systems designed to make life and work more productive actually achieve the opposite. Let me preface my diatribe by....

Friday, January 21, 2011 22:01 PM

Let Your People Media

by Samuel Greengard Staffing firm Robert Half recently reported that 54 percent of CIOs do not allow employees to visit social networking sites for any reason while at work. In other words, these firms p....

Thursday, January 20, 2011 18:01 PM

Disintermediation Bites

Bad news for my hometown, as American Express announces the closing of its Greensboro, NC call center and the vaporization of hundreds of local jobs. Blame the internet. From an email to civic bigwigs from....

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 19:01 PM

Meet the New Boss

by Samuel Greengard It's easy to overlook how much change has taken place over the last decade or so. GPS systems tell us how to steer our cars, Netflix tells us what to watch, and Amazon tells us what we....

Thursday, January 13, 2011 19:01 PM

In Which We Are Clueless Management Stooges

Reader Eugene takes issue with our recent feature on workaholics, specifically this sentence: "While a strong work ethic is valued, a lack of balance with your personal life can ultimately work against you....

Thursday, January 06, 2011 18:01 PM

IT Predictions for 2011

by Samuel Greengard What's a New Year without a few predictions? Here's my two cents worth in regard to major IT and technology trends I see unfolding in 2011: The Consumerization of IT will accelerate. ....

Monday, January 03, 2011 17:01 PM

We're All Gamers Now

The Gaming of Business and Life by Samuel Greengard It's nearly impossible to navigate a day without bumping headfirst into some type of game. Whether you're clicking through Farmville or Mafia Wars onl....