Jerry Seinfeld Lampoons the Mobile Phone and Communication

Three years ago, I asked a couple of questions in this space about communications: Ask yourself this question. How many times during a given week do you ignore a phone call coming into your mobile device even though you know exactly who is calling with your fancy photo-generated call display. How many times during the […]

A Review of SAP Jam


On New Year’s Eve, 2012, the organization where I ply my trade during the day made a decision to move forward with a deployment of SuccessFactors (an SAP company) and alongside the cloud-based talent applications such as learning, succession planning, compensation, performance amongst others, we decided to also implement Jam – their online collaboration tool. […]

Lessons in Leadership From Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis


There is this board game I played as a child called Stratego that taught me a thing or two about planning, competitive forces and winning. The premise of Stratego, as Wikipedia tells us is “to find and capture the opponent’s Flag, or to capture so many enemy pieces that the opponent cannot make any further […]

Do We Need Textpectations?


Do you receive texts? Seems like an innocuous question, right? According to Portio Research, 7.8 trillion texts were sent in 2011 and 8.6 trillion in 2012. By 2016 they predict earthlings will send almost 10 trillion texts. That’s even more than the total number of complaints Yahoo! employees sent to their HR office this past […]

Flexible Working Works


In a landmark 2007 paper published in the Journal of Applied Psychology called “The Good, the Bad, and the Unknown About Telecommuting: Meta-Analysis of Psychological Mediators and Individual Consequences”, authors Ravi Gajendran and David Harrison of the Department of Management and Organization at Pennsylvania State University dispelled the notion that working from home was bad […]