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Harwell Thrasher
Works at MakingITclear, Inc.
Attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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"All religions are man-made in that a religion is a set of practices and scriptures and people and locations." Nigel Mountford #quote #qotd
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"If you can only be good at one thing, be good at lying…Because if you're good at lying, you're good at everything." GSElevator #quote #qotd
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“One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.” Marie Curie #quote #qotd
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"Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength." Eric Hoffer #quote #qotd
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"Those who love peace must learn to organize as effectively as those who love war." Martin Luther King Jr #quote #qotd
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"You are the only person on earth who can use your ability." Zig Ziglar #quote #qotd
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“People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.” Rousseau #quote #qotd
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"The way you develop the courage you need is to act as if you already had the courage and behave accordingly." Brian Tracy #quote #qotd
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"Attract what you expect, reflect what you desire, become what you respect, mirror what you admire." Brian Tracy #quote #qotd
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"If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary." Jim Rohn #quote #qotd
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"I'm not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did." Yogi Berra #quote #qotd
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"Success has a simple formula: do your best, and people may like it." Sam Ewing #quote #qotd
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The biggest problem in IT is that "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." People expect more from magic than IT can possibly deliver. My goal is to help business and IT leaders dispel that magic so they can be more successful.
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  • MakingITclear, Inc.
    Author, speaker, strategist, 2002 - present
  • Ceridian
    VP, Technology Architecture & Strategy, 1980 - 2002
  • Digital Equipment Corporation
    Software Development Manager, 1973 - 1980
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author, speaker, IT strategist, occasional photographer, basically good person
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  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    1968 - 1972
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Seven Ways Information Technology Can Improve Your Business — a Free Whi...
blog.makingitclear.com - written by Harwell Thrasher

White paper which describes seven ways that IT can contribute to the business. Some are obvious and easy to measure. But most of them aren’t obvious OR easy

Why Do You Want to Be a Manager? — MakingITclear®
blog.makingitclear.com - written by Harwell Thrasher

The two advantages of being a manager, with a frank discussion of some of the disadvantages as well.

8 Ways to Deal with Employee Personal Problems — MakingITclear®
blog.makingitclear.com - written by Harwell Thrasher

It’s our job as managers to get the best work out of our employees. Sometimes that means we have to help employees with their personal problems.

The 7 Biggest Challenges of a Manager — MakingITclear®
blog.makingitclear.com - written by Harwell Thrasher

To be an effective manager, you have to respond to each of these seven challenges.

Einstein on kindness, how creativity really works, Kerouac's 30 rules fo...
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A Big Money/Life Lesson from Wal-Mart’s Sam Walton
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The Secret of Folding a Suit Coat — MakingITclear®
blog.makingitclear.com - written by Harwell Thrasher

How to fold a suit coat for travel so that any wrinkles won’t be noticed when you arrive at your destination.