QUOTE: On Being Unreasonable

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QUOTE: On Being Unreasonable

“If there’s one quality of successful people, they’re unreasonable in their expectations of themselves, not so much other people, but themselves. Unreasonable in what they expect, unreasonable in the demands they make, unreasonable in how much they give. He’s [Nelson Mandela] completely unreasonable. And those are the people that rule the world. For a woman

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Methodist University Confirms Steve Jobs’s Liver Transplant

Finally, the silence is officially broken from the medical establishment itself (PDF): I am pleased to confirm today, with the patient’s permission, that Steve Jobs received a liver transplant at Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute in partnership with the University of Tennessee in Memphis. Mr. Jobs underwent a complete transplant evaluation and was listed for

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PeopleSoft Maintenance Management: a deeper look

Last week we dove into the Real Estate Management module included within PeopleSoft’s ALM product suite.  This week I’m going to dig into another module within the ALM product suite — Maintenance Management (MM).  For anyone interested in asset maintenance and reliability, this one’s for you. Given the rough sledding in the economy right now,

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Business Intelligence apps: build vs. buy

I gave this a passing link in our Oracle BI and PeopleSoft post last week, but I’m staring at it again and think it deserves its own post. Here’s Jeff McQuigg, writing for IT Toolbox, on the total costs of Oracle’s BI apps vs. 100% custom: When you add everything up, we estimate about a

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What is a browser?

This was the question asked of over 50 people of different ages, races and occupations in New York’s Times Square.  The wide range of answers is fascinating.

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It Might Get Loud

August 14th can’t come fast enough: Rarely can a film penetrate the glamorous surface of rock legends. It Might Get Loud tells the personal stories, in their own words, of three generations of electric guitar virtuosos – The Edge (U2), Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), and Jack White (The White Stripes). It reveals how each developed

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Be nice

Catherine Powell: I don’t care how good you are at programming, finding bugs, whatever. If you’re rude, or if you speak poorly to people who don’t understand your… quirks…. you will wind up being shunted to the side. No one wants to work with someone who makes them feel beat down all the time, or

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