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  • A Fable For Management: The Ill-Informed Walrus | Informatech CR Blog
    the beach and with the shortage of herring the invasion could be dangerous No one wanted to tell the Boss though only he could take the steps necessary to meet the new competition Basil approached the Old Man After some small talk he said Oh by the way Boss a new herd seems to have moved into our territory The Old Man s eyes snapped open and he filled his great lungs in preparation for a mighty bellow But Basil added quickly Of course we don t expect any trouble They don t look like herring eaters to me More likely interested in minnows And as you know we don t bother with minnows ourselves The Old Man let out the air with a long sigh Good good he said No point in our getting excited over nothing then is there Things didn t get any better in the weeks that followed One day peering down from his rock the Old Man noticed that part of the herd seemed to be missing Summoning the XO he grunted peevishly What s going on Basil Where is everyone Poor Basil didn t have the courage to tell the Old Man that many of the younger walruses were leaving to join the new herd Clearing his throat nervously he said Well Boss we ve been tightening up things a bit You know getting rid of some of the dead wood After all a herd is only as good as the walruses in it Run a tight ship I always say the Old Man grunted Glad to hear that all is going so well Before long everyone but Basil had left to join the new herd and Basil realized that the time had come to tell the Old Man the facts Terrified but determined he flopped up to the large rock Chief he said I have bad news The rest of the herd has left you The Old Walrus was so astonished that he couldn t even work up a good bellow Left me he cried All of them But why How could this happen Basil didn t have the heart to tell him so he merely shrugged helplessly I can t understand it the old Walrus said And just when everything was going so well MORAL What the Boss likes to hear isn t always what he needs to know Share this Email Facebook Twitter Like this Like Loading Related December 19 2011 by pjpalm801 Categories Collaboration 2 Comments Post navigation CONCACAF Semi Finals New Hackathon Challenge Desarrollando América 2012 2 thoughts on A Fable For Management The Ill Informed Walrus pjpalm801 says December 19 2011 at 12 55 pm This is the story I tried to re tell last week in one of our discussions It was something that my boss at the University sent out to all his managers Very timely and appropriate I believe Reply Edwin Dalorzo says March 27 2013 at 11 22 am It was an interesting and

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  • A Fable For Management: The Ill-Informed Walrus | Informatech CR Blog
    with the shortage of herring the invasion could be dangerous No one wanted to tell the Boss though only he could take the steps necessary to meet the new competition Basil approached the Old Man After some small talk he said Oh by the way Boss a new herd seems to have moved into our territory The Old Man s eyes snapped open and he filled his great lungs in preparation for a mighty bellow But Basil added quickly Of course we don t expect any trouble They don t look like herring eaters to me More likely interested in minnows And as you know we don t bother with minnows ourselves The Old Man let out the air with a long sigh Good good he said No point in our getting excited over nothing then is there Things didn t get any better in the weeks that followed One day peering down from his rock the Old Man noticed that part of the herd seemed to be missing Summoning the XO he grunted peevishly What s going on Basil Where is everyone Poor Basil didn t have the courage to tell the Old Man that many of the younger walruses were leaving to join the new herd Clearing his throat nervously he said Well Boss we ve been tightening up things a bit You know getting rid of some of the dead wood After all a herd is only as good as the walruses in it Run a tight ship I always say the Old Man grunted Glad to hear that all is going so well Before long everyone but Basil had left to join the new herd and Basil realized that the time had come to tell the Old Man the facts Terrified but determined he flopped up to the large rock Chief he said I have bad news The rest of the herd has left you The Old Walrus was so astonished that he couldn t even work up a good bellow Left me he cried All of them But why How could this happen Basil didn t have the heart to tell him so he merely shrugged helplessly I can t understand it the old Walrus said And just when everything was going so well MORAL What the Boss likes to hear isn t always what he needs to know Share this Email Facebook Twitter Like this Like Loading Related December 19 2011 by pjpalm801 Categories Collaboration 2 Comments Post navigation CONCACAF Semi Finals New Hackathon Challenge Desarrollando América 2012 2 thoughts on A Fable For Management The Ill Informed Walrus pjpalm801 says December 19 2011 at 12 55 pm This is the story I tried to re tell last week in one of our discussions It was something that my boss at the University sent out to all his managers Very timely and appropriate I believe Reply Edwin Dalorzo says March 27 2013 at 11 22 am It was an interesting and fun read The

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  • A Fable For Management: The Ill-Informed Walrus | Informatech CR Blog
    and with the shortage of herring the invasion could be dangerous No one wanted to tell the Boss though only he could take the steps necessary to meet the new competition Basil approached the Old Man After some small talk he said Oh by the way Boss a new herd seems to have moved into our territory The Old Man s eyes snapped open and he filled his great lungs in preparation for a mighty bellow But Basil added quickly Of course we don t expect any trouble They don t look like herring eaters to me More likely interested in minnows And as you know we don t bother with minnows ourselves The Old Man let out the air with a long sigh Good good he said No point in our getting excited over nothing then is there Things didn t get any better in the weeks that followed One day peering down from his rock the Old Man noticed that part of the herd seemed to be missing Summoning the XO he grunted peevishly What s going on Basil Where is everyone Poor Basil didn t have the courage to tell the Old Man that many of the younger walruses were leaving to join the new herd Clearing his throat nervously he said Well Boss we ve been tightening up things a bit You know getting rid of some of the dead wood After all a herd is only as good as the walruses in it Run a tight ship I always say the Old Man grunted Glad to hear that all is going so well Before long everyone but Basil had left to join the new herd and Basil realized that the time had come to tell the Old Man the facts Terrified but determined he flopped up to the large rock Chief he said I have bad news The rest of the herd has left you The Old Walrus was so astonished that he couldn t even work up a good bellow Left me he cried All of them But why How could this happen Basil didn t have the heart to tell him so he merely shrugged helplessly I can t understand it the old Walrus said And just when everything was going so well MORAL What the Boss likes to hear isn t always what he needs to know Share this Email Facebook Twitter Like this Like Loading Related December 19 2011 by pjpalm801 Categories Collaboration 2 Comments Post navigation CONCACAF Semi Finals New Hackathon Challenge Desarrollando América 2012 2 thoughts on A Fable For Management The Ill Informed Walrus pjpalm801 says December 19 2011 at 12 55 pm This is the story I tried to re tell last week in one of our discussions It was something that my boss at the University sent out to all his managers Very timely and appropriate I believe Reply Edwin Dalorzo says March 27 2013 at 11 22 am It was an interesting and fun read

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  • pjpalm801 | Informatech CR Blog | Page 2
    blog 2011 ruby on windows the last frontier 9 933333 84 083333 Share this Email Facebook Twitter Like this Like Loading January 4 2011 by pjpalm801 Categories Programming Web Tags ruby windows 2 Comments 2010 in review The stats helper monkeys at WordPress com mulled over how this blog did in 2010 and here s a high level summary of its overall blog health The Blog Health o Meter reads Fresher than ever Crunchy numbers The Leaning Tower of Pisa has 296 steps to reach the top This blog was viewed about 1 100 times in 2010 If those were steps it would have climbed the Leaning Tower of Pisa 4 times In 2010 there were 17 new posts not bad for the first year There were 11 pictures uploaded taking up a total of 737kb That s about a picture per month The busiest day of the year was November 15th with 178 views The most popular post that day was Win a brand spanking new iPod Nano for you and one of your friends Where did they come from The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook com informatech cr linkedin com twitter com and WordPress Dashboard Some visitors came searching mostly for informatech costa rica informatech linux on palm tx microsoft in costa rica and canopy Attractions in 2010 These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010 1 Win a brand spanking new iPod Nano for you and one of your friends November 2010 1 comment 2 Outsourcing offshore Costa Rica where are we October 2010 3 The Web is Dead October 2010 1 comment 4 Celebrating Thanksgiving in Costa Rica November 2010 5 Hello world October 2010 3 comments 9 933333 84 083333 Share this Email Facebook Twitter Like this Like Loading January 3 2011 by pjpalm801 Categories Informatech Tags 2010 blog Leave a comment Good article with links about Web Tools for your Business http mashable com 2010 12 09 remote business tools Share this Email Facebook Twitter Like this Like Loading December 9 2010 by pjpalm801 Categories Collaboration Leave a comment Communication Etiquette 101 How are you today Philip silence Philip did you hear me I said how are you today silence I doubt any of us would ever blatantly ignore someone that walked up to you and said hello It s just rude However it happens all the time with email chat voice messaging and texts Why Do people actually think they are invisible behind a keyboard Of course we cannot control how others deal with communication etiquette It s up to them We can control how we treat our electronic communications with our clients our co workers and our suppliers One simple principal should remembered Treat others the same way you would like to be treated For Informatech employees that should mean that timely response is the norm What if you don t know the answer to the question being posed Well how would you respond if

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  • HOW TO: Win the War for the Most Talented Employees | Informatech CR Blog
    Hi Everyone To start this new year I would like to share an article I recently read and enjoyed on HR management and recruitment and some best practices and recommendations on hiring and retaining great talent http mashable com 2011 01 03 find talented employees It s very nice to know that we are on the right track here Informatech CR Have a good one Cheers from Costa Rica Share this Email Facebook Twitter Like this Like Loading Related January 4 2011 by arielargo Categories Collaboration Costa Rica Informatech Tags best practices employees hiring Human Resouce informatech market outsourcing recruitment Talent welcome Leave a comment Post navigation 2010 in review Ruby on Windows Now Easier Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment Email required Address never made public Name required Website You are commenting using your WordPress com account Log Out Change You are commenting using your Twitter account Log Out Change You are commenting using your Facebook account Log Out Change You are commenting using your Google account Log Out Change Cancel Connecting to s Notify me of new comments via email Notify me of

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  • A great place to work | Informatech CR Blog
    been able to find two or three but never all of the trust building elements together in the same organization Informatech Costa Rica values creativity quality over quantity both task accomplishment and individual growth and where people act with integrity Informatech Costa Rica believes in a participative and person centered management style and people are encouraged and expected to take responsibility for their actions Our people are highly skilled professionals great people working as a team pursing goals in common Credibility respect fairness pride and camaraderie make Informatech Costa Rica a great place to work Share this Email Facebook Twitter Like this Like Loading Related October 24 2010 by kattiaporras Categories Informatech Tags informatech Leave a comment About kattiaporras I am part of Informatech Costa Rica s team Informatech Costa Rica is a group of friends who professionally work together for common goals I am honored to be part of this wonderful team View all posts by kattiaporras Post navigation Linux on Palm really Poll Favorite Vacation Spot in Costa Rica Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment Email required Address never made public Name required

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  • android | Informatech CR Blog
    are barely getting off the ground now Portability of the device is always a plus ie Nintendo portables always outsell home consoles It also demands that the app respond faster and be launchable easier Visual appeal Buttons images tabs they all look nice and respond quickly Development of rich interfaces is easier For all I love the Web dealing with browser incompatibilities and CSS rendering issues is not fun All that is good and true but don t desktop apps on the Mac Linux and Windows also access the hardware fully Don t some of them have nice UIs What s the catalyst for all this interest The answer in my opinion is convenience KISS Yep what users of apt get have known for years relatively easy installation of native applications via the Internet is very desirable I think all of us might ve moved to webapps for email news etc because the administration and acquiring of desktop apps was just inconvenient another good point would be feature creep but that s another post altogether Consider Windows and buying downloading software later installing configuring it ain t pretty It s more convenient just to access a webpage no dealing with configs or anything at the cost of reduced expectations If Microsoft and the rest of the packaged software industry had embraced Internet distribution we might be somewhere else now but they did not and thus a lot of PC software moved to the Web So now you go click on a store and you app download and install Once you see it in action you shouldn t be surprised people like it even when ceding control and maybe even freedom Hopefully one day a desktop OS could have such an option The Web is dead Long live the Web So

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  • app store | Informatech CR Blog
    getting off the ground now Portability of the device is always a plus ie Nintendo portables always outsell home consoles It also demands that the app respond faster and be launchable easier Visual appeal Buttons images tabs they all look nice and respond quickly Development of rich interfaces is easier For all I love the Web dealing with browser incompatibilities and CSS rendering issues is not fun All that is good and true but don t desktop apps on the Mac Linux and Windows also access the hardware fully Don t some of them have nice UIs What s the catalyst for all this interest The answer in my opinion is convenience KISS Yep what users of apt get have known for years relatively easy installation of native applications via the Internet is very desirable I think all of us might ve moved to webapps for email news etc because the administration and acquiring of desktop apps was just inconvenient another good point would be feature creep but that s another post altogether Consider Windows and buying downloading software later installing configuring it ain t pretty It s more convenient just to access a webpage no dealing with configs or anything at the cost of reduced expectations If Microsoft and the rest of the packaged software industry had embraced Internet distribution we might be somewhere else now but they did not and thus a lot of PC software moved to the Web So now you go click on a store and you app download and install Once you see it in action you shouldn t be surprised people like it even when ceding control and maybe even freedom Hopefully one day a desktop OS could have such an option The Web is dead Long live the Web So is the

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