Less ITIL and more Shakespeare: How to be a great CIO

Let’s suppose that you are anxious about the future.

Suppose you feel pressed by all the uncertainty in the global economy. Suppose that you´re concerned about your job: maybe not about losing it, but you want to make sure you are untouchable. Or better yet, let’s suppose you really do want to be promoted.

What´s the very first thing you think of? Continue reading

How to be a great CISO?


While I am on my way to Italy for the Tango/04 Monitoring Symposium in Torino, a quick question: What does Dilbert’s creator have to say about how to be an irreplaceable CIO? Or CISO? Or Technical Manager? Or whatever position you have today? Well, a lot. Juicy advice from Scott Adams, soon. And free! (Which means, I am NOT paying Scott Adams for it). See you!


Steve Jobs

I am writing this on a plane, on my MacBook Air, which alleviates my back and delights my eyes, reading his Stanford speech on my iPhone. Yes, I am a fanboy. My youngest daughter, three years old, too: so easy, so natural for her to use an iPad, that magical tablet. How full Apple products are of simplicity and good taste.

I am not sad, because Steve lived, he found himself in this world, he did not live another person’s life. He loved. He created. He inspired us all, and he will be with us forever.

Rest in peace, Steve, and thank you. As Facundo used to say: he did not die, he went ahead. As usual.


A few more bits on Breaking the Glass Ceiling


Quick comments on the previous post:

First, I wrote it some weeks ago for The Rhetorical Journey, where it appeared as a guest post (thanks, Conor!). You should definitely follow Conor at @cuchullainn and subscribe to his blog.

Second, Diana Nyad attempted a third swim just a few days after I wrote the post, at the age of 62. She had to abandon after 36 hours and more than 92 miles after being stung several times by the most venomous marine animal know http://bit.ly/r1XYTX. Usually one sting is enough to kill any marathon attempt, but Diana is really something: she swam for 34 hours after the first sting. She desisted only because another sting would have probably killed her.

And last but not least, I played my first official league game with the Vallvidrera Senglars this past Sunday. The result? We won 4-0. Sweet.