As I write this blog I’m doing some prep work for Print Audit’s annual Strategic Planning week. Soon, I’ll be with fellow executives at Print Audit, and we’ll be locked up in a room together for 2 days as we reflect on the year that was and plan for the year ahead. Next to spending Christmas with my family, it’s one of my favorite things about December.
We are living in a technology world and I am a technology…. Boy…. (sorry Madonna, but when the words fit wear them).
What is a QBR? A common definition on the internet is: “A Quarterly Business Review is, as the name suggests, a meeting with your client on a quarterly basis where you discuss their business and how you can support them.”
Work moves fast these days. Not only has technology sped up how we work, but it’s enabled people to oversee approximately twice as much work (projects, people, issues and events) vs. only a few years ago. But not all work is created equal – there are different kinds of activities, and as such, different tools to meet various needs. With the incredible clutter of technology solutions available to make us more efficient, it’s important to understand what kind of work you’re doing before you load up on tools.
The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) went live in May of 2018 and it has the entire planet in a stir. Why? Because no matter where you live, if you do business with a company in the European Union and you’re not compliant, you could face massive fines and lawsuits if you breach one of its tenants.
One of my dreams (and one a lot of you might share) was to be a published author. Not blogs or articles, but published in a book. A book with a hard cover and pages and a forward by somebody who is a big deal. That dream, for me, came true last week. You should care less about that. Now, I’m not saying you shouldn’t care about the book. I am one of fifty-two contributing authors in this book and the stories within are highly personal and inspiring.
As far as working with office technology goes these days, for many, this is about as hard as it gets. Consider what the average office worker is currently facing…
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During the course of investigating a customer’s software issue, I’m sure I overheard someone invoke Murphy, it may even have been me…We’re all well aware of Murphy’s Law, which over time has been distilled down to “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” Judging by the ebb and flow of sites dedicated to corollaries of Murphy’s law, as they apply to computers or computing, it would seem that there is a definite connection in our gestalt between Murphy’s law and computers.
I’ve always been fascinated by the power of a new year to inspire people to make big changes in their lives. Dogs don’t do it, fish don’t do it, palm trees don’t do it. Just us bipedal homosapiens at the top of the evolutionary food chain. The “New Year’s Resolution” is one of the most human of all human things to do in the new year. The top 3 New Year’s resolutions: Eat better, start going to the gym and make more money. I don’t have any scientific basis for what I just said, I just know it’s true. Tell me at least one of those wasn’t on your list, or more.
What you are about to read is “Eyes Only” and contains content not designed for consumption by a general audience. It contains statements and forward thinking content that are highly ambitious and bold in nature. Those not looking to grow in 2018 should stop reading now.
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