Category Archive: ethics

Is this what men feel like at work?

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I am ridiculously happy with my job and my company. And, this morning, I realized that – until now – I’ve never worked anywhere that I could just be me. Where I’m treated… Continue reading

My thirty-five cents on tech and sexism

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If you read any common tech blogs, you’ve noticed a bit of an explosion over sexism. There was the stuff at TechCrunch Disrupt, the brouhaha over the Business Insider CTO, and, while not… Continue reading

On Termination

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Firing a geek should be the most difficult task for any Geek Leader. If it’s not, the leader should consider that he or she might be too angry to be rational about the… Continue reading

Dear Geeks:

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(Before anyone gets excited, this is not intended for or aimed at any specific geek or non-geek who has ever worked for, around, or with me. It was originally inspired by this and… Continue reading

On My Values

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My values as an IT Director and as a human being: Everyone is equally deserving of my respect (until they do something pretty extreme to lose it). My staff, my co-w0rkers, the end-users… Continue reading

On Honesty and Perception (and Humor. Oh, my!)

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Last night, on my way out of class, my prof told me to enjoy my new purchases (I’m starting a new job Monday and needed a bit of wardrobe refreshment). I replied, “Thanks.… Continue reading

On Honesty

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One of the funny things about geeks is that they can be rather un-trusting people. Perhaps they don’t trust those who are not geeks themselves. Perhaps they’ve been lied to many times in… Continue reading