Obfuscatory Jargon

Posted on 07. Jan, 2013 by in Growth, Innovation, Leadership, Productivity

As a practitioner of several arcane technical and scientific arts, I do my share of using jargon; indeed, I often appreciate hyperpolysyllabicsesquipedalianism. In the proper setting, precise terminology conveys something very specific to my audiences, so I understand how useful such jargon can be. I have to scratch my head, however, when I come across […]

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Levying Blame

Posted on 20. Jun, 2012 by in Growth, Leadership, Productivity

I was the lucky recipient of a gift laptop last week, sent quite out of the blue by an old (as in long-term) friend. What generosity! I got right to work, checking it out, making sure the delivery manifest matched the options he had purchased for me, learning Windows 7 (I still mostly dwell in […]

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Meeting the Customer’s Needs

Posted on 09. Nov, 2011 by in Productivity

I’m very dependent on automation in my at-the-computer work. I’m a firm believer in having the machine do as much of the work as possible, leaving my resources for other, presumably more creative tasks. To that end, I use macros to smooth my activities. Some of the macros are software, often called up by specific […]

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