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Harwell Thrasher
Works at MakingITclear, Inc.
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“The thing that’s important to know is that you never know. You’re always sort of feeling your way.” Diane Arbus #quote #qotd
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“Nothing can be loved or hated unless it is first understood.” Leonardo da Vinci #quote #qotd
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"An interesting life hinges on choosing to care about things most other people do not care about." Scott Berkun #quote #qotd
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"We don't need drills, we need holes. We don't need training, we need improved performance." Alan Weiss #quote #qotd
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“If we’re growing, we’re always going to be out of our comfort zone.” John Maxwell #quote #qotd

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"The love of new ideas is a myth: we prefer ideas only after others have tested them." Scott Berkun #quote #qotd
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"Some people drink from the fountain of knowledge. Others just gargle." Robert Anthony #quote #qotd
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"There’s no such thing as a whole story; every story is incomplete." Howard Zinn #quote #qotd
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"The pen is mightier than the sword and considerably easier to write with." Marty Feldman #quote #qotd
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“The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.” C.S. Lewis #quote #qotd
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“As long as the heart preserves desire, the mind preserves illusions.” François-René de Chateaubriand #quote #qotd
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"Reading is the nourishment that lets you do interesting work." Jennifer Egan #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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Hey <<Name>>! If you missed last week's edition – 6 tips on writing from John Steinbeck, Noam Chomsky on education, 5 art an

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.