Clarify Colleagues’ Knowledge - Consultative Management

In consulting or consultative management, I strongly feel that it’s important to make an extra effort to clarify your colleagues’ knowledge, to assist them in their job.

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Very Sexy - Apple Docking Patent Works Perfectly With Ultra-Slim MacBook

Just saw Gizmodo’s article on the Apple Docking Patent for a slim notebook that docs inside an iMac. Wow, that’s sexy!

FallingWater

The wonderful Frank Lloyd Wright-designed FallingWater in Bear Run, PA, USA never ceases to amaze. Here is a shot from a trip there in Jan 2008, with my parents.

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Meet Your New Favorite Browser - Flock 1.0!

I had been using OmniWeb and Firefox on Mac OS X, but read an interesting review about Flock, a new browser based on Firefox but geared more toward the Social Web.

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PM Process - Make Sure It Is Done Right.

In any project, there are varying levels of these broad-stroke activities, including Initiation, Controlled Implementation, Closure and Maintenance. I have arrived at this definition which we use at my company eSolia, by combining the PMI and Critical Chain methods, and massaging them based on a lot of experiences during projects over the last 14 years.

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Blinkenlights

Gotta have a little humor in your professional life. Do you know the story of blinkenlights?

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Five Basic Consulting Steps - ADFIR

I identified five steps for our consulting practice at eSolia, which include Agreement, Discovery, Feedback, Implementation and Recycling. If the consultant takes care to complete each step diligently, he or she will find that the consulting process goes more smoothly, and overall it is better for business.I

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Client Wants vs. Practicality

I had a discussion about an Important Concept the other day with my German IT colleagues from a client. During their visit to Japan, we were discussing that for good user support, it should not be “I want application X” but rather “I want software that does function X”.

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A Successful Year in 2003

My company eSolia had a very successful year coming off a weak one. I’m thankful for how things went! Thanks to our faithful customers, my incredible executive partners Yuui and Takumi, the dogged perseverance of our very professional staff Hiroki, Ena, Maki, Momo, Scott, Yasu et al, and the saintly patience of our capital partner, we pulled the company back into the black.

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