"I wrote awhile ago about why project managers get no respect, and that’s because people who make a big deal out of the project-manageryness of their work, as opposed to the domain of the things they make (homes, software, films, cookies) come off as a kind of weenie, a pm-weenie if you will. They appear to be people who are more interested in schedules, budgets and methods than the results those tools help achieve, which is kind of weird. It’s like the director of a bad movie who talks only about his fancy zoom lenses, or that the film came in under-budget. They miss the point."
I like Hugh MacLeod's cartoons. Some of them just make me laugh.
Interesting read from Philip Greenspun on why Gladwell is wrong in his latest book, "Outliers: The Story of Success." It makes me think that it's probably not worth reading the book with this level of talking out of his ass.
"No 'Malcolm Gladwell' is listed in the online FAA Airmen Certification registry, from which I infer that he has no flight training or pilot experience. His biography says that he majored in history, from which I infer that he has no technical education. Yet apparently he and his publisher, Little, Brown, decided to publish a chapter on how to fly airliners without asking a few pilots to review it."