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Cultivating moral jazz

Overview A couple of years ago I was a member of Creative Good’s UX Councils, and I had a chance to hear Barry Schwartz present a keynote based on the insights from his book Practical Wisdom. He is also the author of bestseller Paradox of Choice. That presentation continues to inform my thinking and the […]

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Picked

I can’t believe it’s been almost six months since I started my  job at ZS Associates outside of Chicago.  Where has the time gone?!  At least a half a dozen times I have started a post about what work is like and how different it is than what I was doing before.  But in reality, […]

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Forget willpower

As people start the traditional making and breaking of New Year’s resolutions, willpower seems to be at top of mind for many.  I have been ruminating on what I want to accomplish this year, and how I’ll put the right steps in place to get there.  I’m sure many of you have been doing the […]

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User Experience & Lean

Over the past few years I’ve written a few times about SAP’s internal transformation efforts.  We just pre-announced record Q2 results yesterday (35%+ growth in all regions – go SAP!), and so I thought it fitting to return to the topics of growth and change and talk a little bit about the good things that […]

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Consuming Work, Producing Self – Chapter Summaries

This dissertation will describe the how practices of employee control in the corporation reflect both the changing global context and specific, local forces at play in one U.S. high tech corporation.  The chapters are organized to some degree around Foucault’s four arenas of power (see pages 7 through 10 of the Introduction), though there are almost […]

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