Ride the panic – sack ’em ‘ol!!!!

I have managed to reconstruct the article (published in TIM’s November 2008 newsletter) from my personal files. Below: November Guest Author Ride the panic – sack ‘em ‘ol!!!!!! By: Vickie Zisman “Hey ho, hey ho – it’s time for you to go” and you, you and you. The whole millions and millions of YOU – […]

Has marketing proved its worth to business? האם שיווק הוכיח את נחיצותו לעסקים?

Just a short  reflection. Was talking to an acquaintance the other day. He’s a partner/biz dev in a new  small company and we were discussing my potential professional contribution to their marketing effort. It ended up in my flatly refusing to take the job, because they were offering  pittance of a retainer for the work. They really couldn’t […]

An organizational version of the Snow-White tale! In rhyme.

Mirror mirror on the wall Who’s the dumbest of them all? Who’s the biggest cheat and fad That mismanages budget? ……. Who’s the self-assured buffon That behaves just like a goon Barking orders all around And the slaves can’t peep a sound ——– Cronies’ legions in a tow  Dark suits floating in a row Hailing leader, […]

George W Bush II management principle – surround yourself with smarter than you people

Just a short managerial musing. Was talking to a prospective customer this morning – the ultimate decision maker (whom I am going to meet later today), aka owner of a successful medical equipment business. After the polite greeting chit-chat, I honestly (and bluntly) expressed my point of admiration for Dubya: the latter’s iron-clad self esteem and a healthy ego, […]

Passover 2015 humour!

  Q: What do you call someone who derives pleasure from the bread of affliction? A: A matzochist.     Moses was sitting in the Egyptian ghetto. Things were terrible. Pharaoh wouldn’t even speak to him. The rest of the Israelites were mad at him and making the overseers even more irritable than usual, etc. He […]

Reason vs Sentiment -why Center-Left in Israel failed..Again. הגיון מול רגש – מדוע מרכז שמאל בארץ נכשל….שוב.

Recovering from the losers’ hangover. Yesterday at 22:00 desperation started to creep in. The flicker of hope even for the lame unity government was shattered in the morning with the ballots results. Israel is the land of paranormal phenomena, persistently we are not subject to reason. Any fact, intelligent argument or analysis is not valid in our […]

Post Valentine’s – on the emotional depth of the dubious characters!

A friend of mine,  a Heavy Metal fan,  remarked several years ago that the most beautiful romantic ballads were composed by the Heavy Metal bands (Scorpions, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Kiss and such). I am talking, of course, such classics as: “Still loving you”, “Stairway to Heaven”, “Nothing else matters”, “Beth”. After all the mushy sugary […]