Garbage In, Garbage Out

Garbage In, Garbage Out

The expression garbage in, garbage out (GIGO) goes back to early data processing days and was a favorite expression used by computer programmers in the 1960s. If the code they wrote was flawed or incomplete, it was considered garbage — non-useable. We have certainly...
Do You Experience The Halo Effect?

Do You Experience The Halo Effect?

Last week, I was visiting with several partners in a successful, professional services organization. As we met, they discussed their desire to achieve better results in the coming year. Fortunately for them, in their twenty years of business, they have learned to not...
Are You In A Hurry?

Are You In A Hurry?

  If you are like many people I interact with, the answer to this question is “yes” more often than not. In full disclosure, I am in a hurry as I write this! And I know the cause for my haste – I have a lot of deadlines to meet in the next few days in a variety...
Do You Remember Your First Time?

Do You Remember Your First Time?

Well? Do you remember your first time? Of course, you are thinking, “The first time for what, Bill?” My friend, Ed DeCosta, recently started an article with this question and I have borrowed some points to share with you today. As a young boy, I remember the first...