... Toute ma vie j'ai voulu conquérir un nouvel univers,
alors qu'il fallait le protéger.
(JY Cousteau dans le fim l'Odyssée)
A good strategy recognizes the nature of the challenge
and offers a way of surmounting it.
Simply being ambitious is not a strategy.
A good strategy does more than urge us forward toward a goal or vision.
A good strategy honestly acknowledges the challenges being faced
and provides an approach to overcoming them.
Ambition is drive and zeal to excel.
Determination is commitment and grit.
Innovation is the discovery and engineering of new ways to do things. Inspirational leadership motivates people to sacrifice for their own and the common good.
And strategy, responsive to innovation and ambition,
selects the path, identifying how, why,
and where leadership and determination are to be applied
En matière judiciaire, il vaut mieux avoir un passé qu'un avenir.
Because at product launch time,
the code delivering the new functionality is already in production.
Months prior to the launch, Development has been deploying code into production,
invisible to the customer, but enabling the feature to be run and tested by internal staff.
At the culminating moment when the feature goes live,
no new code is pushed into production.
Instead, we merely change a feature toggle or configuration setting.
The new feature is slowly made visible to small segments of customers,
automatically rolled back if something goes wrong.
(In The Phoenix Project, about DevOps)
Well, we need to start.
We can’t make new commitments to other people
when we don’t even know what our commitments are now!
Studies have shown that practicing five minutes daily
is better than practicing once a week for three hours.
And if you want to create a genuine culture of improvement,
you must create those habits.
And so far, we’re basing everything on hearsay.
That doesn’t work for solving crimes,
and it definitely doesn’t work for solving outages.
It’s not the upfront capital that kills you,
it’s the operations and maintenance on the back end.
Life in IT is pretty shitty when it’s so misunderstood and mismanaged.
It becomes thankless and frustrating as people realize that they are powerless to change the outcome,
like an endlessly repeating horror movie.
Understanding what technology can and can’t do has become a core competency that every part of this business must have.
If any of my business managers are leading a team or a project without that skill, they will fail.
This should be your guiding principle:
You win when you protect the organization without putting meaningless work into the IT system.
And you win even more when you can take meaningless work out of the IT system
To tell the truth is an act of love.
To withhold the truth is an act of hate. Or worse, apathy.
“I need the business to tell me it’s no longer being held hostage by you IT guys. This has been the running complaint the entire time I’ve been CEO . IT is in the way of every major initiative. Meanwhile, our competitors pull away from us, leaving us in the dust. Dammit, we can’t even take a crap without IT being in the way.”
(In The Phoenix Project)
But that’s like throwing gasoline on the fire. Developers are even worse than networking people. Show me a developer who isn’t crashing production systems, and I’ll show you one who can’t fog a mirror. Or more likely, is on vacation.
.... my deep suspicion of developers: They’re often carelessly breaking things and then disappearing, leaving Operations to clean up the mess.
Everyone's fighting over the same pie and ignoring the crumbs.
I live off crumbs.
All the money is made between the lines.
(War Dogs movie)
What do you know about war?
They'll tell you it's about patriotism, democracy... or some shit about the other guy hating our freedom.
But you wanna know what it's really about? What do you see?
A kid from Arkansas doing his patriotic duty to defend his country?
I see a helmet, fire-retardant gloves, body armor and an M16.
I see $17, 500. That's what it costs to outfit one American soldier.
Over two million soldiers fought in Iraq and Afghanistan.
It cost the American taxpayer $4.5 billion each year just to pay the air conditioning bills for those wars.
And that's what war is really about. War is an economy.
Anybody who tells you otherwise is either in on it or stupid.
(War Dogs movie)
François Hollande a un bilan a son actif.
(Najat Vallaud Belkacem, France 2, 02/10/16)
ou bien un passif à son bilan ?
.. de bons mois de sémantiques devant nous ...
In 1825, the great French gastronom Brillat de Savarind said,
“Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.”
Today, in America, we can safely say,
“Tell me what you watch, and I will tell you what you are.”
The French may love food.
The Italians may love opera.
What we love is TV. We are TV culture. It defines who we are.
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