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CIO Pocket MBA: Economic Positioning of the I.T Organization

CIO Pocket MBA: Economic Positioning of the I.T Organization

Background: Recently I completed the CIO Pocket MBA program at Boston University. This was a fantastic experience that I highly recommend to any leader in the I.T space. The insightful and inspiring professors are reputable thought leaders who have spent years researching various aspects of technology, management, business, and financials. Additionally learning from industry peers was equally valuable. During my time there I feverishly...

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CIO Pocket MBA at Boston University

CIO Pocket MBA at Boston University

Earlier in April I had the pleasure of attending the CIO Pocket MBA hosted at Boston University. The classes were fantastic, and if you’re in any kind of an I.T Leadership role I highly recommend attending this class. It’s intense, fast, and covers a wide variety of topics presented by some of the most amazing professors I’ve ever seen. I was a bit skeptical over how current a university could be as I feel that most tend...

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Notes from The Effective Executive

Notes from The Effective Executive

I recently listened to the audiobook to Peter Drucker’s book entitled the Effective Executive. Here are my key take aways as to what makes an executive effective. They ask what needs to be done? Do not ask “what do I want to do?” Concentrate on just one task, two at most, and never more than two at a time. Set priorities and stick to them. After completing tasks 1 and 2, instead of moving on to number 3 ask again what...

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Steve Jobs on focus – 1997 WWDC

Steve Jobs on focus – 1997 WWDC

I’ve been working on another post on the theme of vision & goals, and saw a posting on the StrikeFish blog referencing Steve Jobs’ 1997 WWDC closing keynote, and there’s a 5 minute segment at the 4 minute 30 second mark where he talks about focus – and how Apple had suffered from the lack of it. Context: He’s answering a question regarding a bunch of products Apple killed because although they might have been...

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