My relationship concerning peanut-butter illustrate alternative models to a partnership

In many outsourcing engagements there is an ongoing discussion on the need to establish a mutual partnership. And in almost as many situations this leads to disillusion and disappointment with at least one of the parties involved. I think partnership…
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It is all about incentives

Co-workers need to know and understand each other's drivers or motives. When they don't the likelihood of successful cooperation is average at best. Nevertheless this is the default cooperation model in many outsourcing engagements: mutual insight…
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First comes curiosity

Any corporation today has a rich portfolio of course material, a focused curriculum for each area of expertise and Training & Development support to guide their employees in becoming highly successful professionals. All prerequisites for…
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Innovation for Dummies: Systematic Inventive Thinking

For some Innovation is a form of creativity. A divine spark initiates some higher brain function kicking of inspirational images of new products and services. For those SIT may come as a shock. SIT stands for Systematic Inventive Thinking and…

Moonwalking with Einstein

Joshua Foer wrote a great book about memory. Moonwalking with Einstein talks about the (almost forgotten) art and science of remembering. Part of the story is about the way to improve your memory and easily remember vast amounts of data. The…
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What can a paper towel dispenser teach us about testing?

Testing is an important activity in the area of IT. The number of available methodologies, frameworks and models underline the fact that testing makes an impact in today's IT world. That is, if done correctly. In some cases we don't meet the…