NOT THAT YOU ASKED, BUT I HAVE SOME THINGS TO SAY.

Posted on May/22/2017 by
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On On experts….and what it means to try I recently read a social media post from a business associate, let’s call him Alan. It was an excerpt from a famous quote, from a very famous American business icon, and then a summary of the quote from Alan’s point of view. The summary, as Alan saw...

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POTs lines are everywhere!!!

Posted on Feb/03/2017 by
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Disclaimer: The topic of this entry (POTs lines) was specifically requested by a business partner. When I discuss POTs lines, I get confused looks, and typically even confused responses in that discussion. “Why are you dealing with POTs lines?” It’s the lowest common denominator of the telecommunications industry, but only as a product. The need...

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Puzzle pieces

Posted on Dec/16/2016 by
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I was recently working on a recommendation for a client, specific to a process improvement we were looking to implement. This suggestion had been made to the client half a dozen times and had, outside of agreeable nods, gained minimal traction. I felt myself playing a bit of metaphorical pinball, bumping against the silos within...

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Telecom Janitorial Services – an effective analogy.

Posted on Nov/11/2016 by
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When I began my career in the telecommunications field, it was a sexy industry. I worked for WorldCom, who owned UUNET, one of the original big boys of Internet Service Providers.We rode scooters, had egos, and were the future of technology. We were the internet.Oh, and about WorldCom…you probably remember them. “One of the largest...

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The Tele-Merge Flu

Posted on Nov/11/2016 by
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The past few years have seen multiple mergers and acquisitions in the telecommunications industry.I would be hard pressed to name one that hasn’t had some form of M&A action, buying or merging with a competitor generally focused on B2B services (AT&T being a bit of an anomaly, their acquisition strategy seems more focused on content...

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