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Re: common time-management mistake: rack & stack
From: Don Gould <don () bowenvale co nz>
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2012 22:01:14 +1300


I picked up ram from a supplier today. Could have used a courier, but getting out of the office is vital.

A CTO who's lost touch because they haven't been to a remote site in half a decade is a business risk, more so than the CTO being away from their desk.

If there is business risk from having the CTO out of touch for a week or even a month then there's a bigger problem.


On 17/02/2012 9:17 p.m., Brandon Butterworth wrote:
I have noticed that a lot of very well-paid, sometimes
well-qualified, networking folks spend some of their time on "rack&
stack" tasks, which I feel is a very unwise use of time and talent.

It's not a waste, it's therapeutic, breaks the monotony of a desk
job, you get a bit of exercise. Doing something mindless can help
clear your thoughts, engineering yoga.

Imagine if the CFO of a bank spent a big chunk of his time filling up ATMs.

That'd be a good idea, it's too easy to become remote from reality.
obviously you need the right balance - s/big//


Don Gould
31 Acheson Ave
Christchurch, New Zealand
Ph: + 64 3 348 7235
Mobile: + 64 21 114 0699

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