I was in Montreal last week-end, and a friend of mine (Rick is a faithful reader of my blog) asked me why I have been so quiet recently. I want to apologize to you all for being a bit cagey about what was going on… and to the myriad friends on Facebook who expressed concern … Continue reading My Next (and Previous) Challenge
During the summer I was sitting with a student of mine having a drink after class. For those of you who do not know me, let me reassure you that I have not in many years taught anyone who was not old enough to drink. We were sitting in a bar in Portland, Maine and … Continue reading The Price of Quality
In the first article of this series, Advice for IT Pros Planning to Open their Own Companies, I explained a bit of my own history, and why I was writing these articles. The actual advice is split into sixteen points, the first eight were listed in my next article, Advice for IT Pros Planning to … Continue reading Advice for IT Pros Planning to Open their Own Companies, Part III
In my last article (Advice for IT Pros Planning to Open their Own Companies) I outlined the scenario, and gave some of the history of how I got to where I am today. If you don’t know, I am a Senior IT Consultant and Courseware Specialist with SWMI Consulting Group, as well as a Virtual … Continue reading Advice for IT Pros Planning to Open their Own Companies, Part II
Earlier this month one of the IT Professionals who attended a couple of my sessions over the past few years e-mailed me and told me he had ‘written my last letter of resignation, and plan to work for myself from now on.’ It is a bold and brave decision, one that I made several years … Continue reading Advice for IT Pros Planning to run their Own Companies
As I peruse the articles I wrote over the past ten years, I am amazed in some cases how much I have changed. This article, which amused me at the time, highlights the evolution in my career from putting out fires to serious consulting. -M <October, 2006>I was in my favourite cafe this evening and … Continue reading Who Pray Tell is Jack Oprah: Missing pieces are easier to contend with than wrong ones.
As I peruse my old articles I keep coming up with things I wrote in 2002-2003 and reminisce about where I came from. I have often told people about this article that I wrote about taking the professional plunge, but it had been lost until recently. I hope you enjoy it! -M <March 31, 2003> … Continue reading Skiing as a Parallel for Professional Life
I can’t believe it has been eight years… I wrote this article for TechRepublic while I was still working for IGS Security in Montreal. These articles are the genesis of my career as a computer consultant and IT Trainer and Presenter. The first article tells of how and why I began to transition from a … Continue reading The Genesis of my Career as an IT Consultant and Trainer