Posts Tagged ‘Frustrating’

20/20 Hindsight – Being Pioneers in a New Space

Icon Written by Alora on April 24, 2009 – 12:07 pm

Ask anyone who got into an internet-based business prior to 2000, and you’ll hear nostalgic “good old days” stories, the way my grandparents talk about ‘when Kennedy was President.’ It’s hysterical to hear, and it saddens me endlessly to think about how long ago that was, but it really was an exciting time — and […]

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Strength, Courage and Wisdom

Icon Written by Alora on March 30, 2009 – 9:27 pm

It’s probably a weird thing for a vocal atheist to quote, but there is something about the famous prayer that has been resonating with me more and more lately. Well, maybe not the “God” part of it, but the recognition part. Grant me strength to accept the things that I can’t change, the courage to […]

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Why Government is Like IT

Icon Written by Alora on January 28, 2009 – 7:36 pm

As the debate about the best approach to an economic stimulus package rages, I am reminded time and again of the conversations I’ve had throughout my career with non-IT executives when it comes to IT work. Coming from an IT background, of course, I have often found the conversations frustrating, unrealistic and short-sighted, which is […]

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For the LUV of a Culture

Icon Written by Alora on June 29, 2008 – 2:35 pm

One of the most interesting presentations at this week’s IABC International Conference was a presentation by the VP of Corporate Communications from Southwest Airlines. I am sure that if I hadn’t spent the past two and a half years in the airline industry, I probably would have picked a different session during that hour, but […]

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