Monthly Archives: March 2015

22 MarReference data perils for the ordinary guy paying his bills

Bill paying. A monthly chore. One that is increasingly online and digital, well at least outside the continental USA where the local Luddites are still wedded to their cheques. A story in a Johannesburg paper inspired this week’s thought. “On guard after typo transfer” was the headline in the Jo’burg times. A local resident made […]

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16 MarWhat skill set to attribute on LinkedIn to those who make life harder than it has to be?

LinkedIn has many good things. Having your contacts confirm your skill has some value. I was musing with a colleague on what skills would be endorsed if we were able to “label” those who really make life harder than it has to be. Three came to mind immediately. Perhaps you have other valid uses of […]

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08 MarBloated. As true of banks as it is of governments.

In 15 years, the Swiss Federal Government’s budget has ballooned from CHF 47 billion to some 67 billion. Since 2000 times have been good and the government has grown like topsy. The same is true at banks; revenues are down and costs are out of whack. Similarities between government bureaucracy and banks. That is this […]

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