Best Book from 2019

When I look over all the books I read last year, one stands out as having reformed my world view more than any other:  “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power” by Shoshanna Zuboff. Continue reading

Five Ways ‘Planning Before Doing’ can be Bad

Before you do something, plan it.  Figure out what you are going to do, and then do it.  If you failed to succeed, then you didn’t plan well enough.  Next time, do better planning.  How many times have you heard these saying from traditional scientific management?  They are so ingrained in our working behaviors, they seem beyond questioning.  But there are some times when planning is a bad idea — and this point talks about 5 such situations. Continue reading

Assistants Transform Data, Synchronize as Well

In previous post I introduce a scenario for cooperation between doctors, and show that a personal assistant is a good way to connect those in real time.  Here are some additional details that we should consider more carefully. Continue reading

Post the Document on-line before Emailing it

If you are sending information to a group of people, you should FIRST post that information on-line, and THEN you should email everyone about it.  Today I experienced a classic violation of this guideline, and while the damage is not huge, it is so pointless.  I am documenting this case as an example of what not to do. Continue reading