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Perceptions About Where You Work




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I recently joined a new company and it’s been interesting watching people’s reactions when they learn where I now work.

Previously I’ve served in the Navy, worked for a children’s toy retailer, for an IT outsourcer and for a large company that made cell phones and software among other things. Now I work for Microsoft. (And to be clear this entire blog is my own personal effort and is not endorsed in any way or edited by Microsoft.)

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What’s a Babson MBA Worth?




Weigh your decision carefully when choosing your MBA program.

Will a Babson MBA be worth it? I don’t know whether it will be worth it for you, but I do know the Babson Fast Track MBA was absolutely worth it for me. It was worth the substantial financial investment. It was worth the countless hours of studying and work. It was worth the sacrifices, both my own as well as those made by my family.

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New Technologies Create New Opportunities




The Chez Pascal food truck brings tasty food to a location near you.

The Chez Pascal food truck brings tasty food to a location near you.

It’s not very often that a new technology comes along and is immediately embraced and put to use by small businesses.  The fax machine was one such technology and it was huge boon for small businesses. Now Twitter is the  new technology that small business are embracing enthusiastically. Still, the first reaction whenever I mention Twitter is “I don’t care what somebody has for lunch”. You know what, neither do I most of the time, that is unless it’s a really good lunch like @chezpascal.

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Is Troubleshooting Becoming a Lost Art?




The logo of Naval Submarine School

The logo of Naval Submarine School

I recently helped solve an intermittent network/server problem for a client. This problem had been confounding the IT staff of this firm for quite a while and although this wasn’t why I was on site it was impacting my ability to complete my specific consulting  work. So I stepped in and started troubleshooting the problem in hopes of getting it fixed so I could get back to work.

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Using Obsolete Skills Can Be Fun




This is the classic tool that connects the wires of your phone system or ethernet cable.

This is a classic Punchdown Tool that connects the wires of your phone system or ethernet cable by "Punching" them down to make the connections.

No matter how hard you work to acquire them, some skills eventually become obsolete. But even obsolete skills get dusted off occasionally.  And it’s interesting when those formerly needed skills, that you haven’t used on a daily basis, suddenly become useful at the oddest times and in the oddest places.

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