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 – […]

The drag of August and September….השממון של אוגוסט-ספטמבר

I love heat. And sun….But this year it has been particularly extreme due to the almost 100% humidity. And it actually stalled everything, it halted life. The 4 months of summer – July, August, September and October – nothing ever happens here in Israel. Everything’s on freeze, pardon the pun. Or maybe in a total […]

Happiness is cheap! על זילות האושר….

  Just noticed this flood of articles on happiness lately. In both media and social platforms. Be it scientific psychological pieces or just rank-‘n-file musings on LinkedIn, FB and such. Everybody seems to be frantic on decryption of the happiness formula, and various gurus – self-professed or adulated (like indefatigable Richard Branson) dispensing wise advice […]

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 […]