Autumn in Boston /2

October 30th, 2006

Another small shooting session with David… going to the mall for lunch.

Whish you where here Car wheel On sale

Autumn in Boston

October 29th, 2006

Some shots I took coming back from a meeting… it was some days ago.

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Sky in New England

October 23rd, 2006

I am living in Boston since one month and one week. Temperature is getting colder in the latest days, but the sky is always awesome. The weather is always changing fast giving the sky amazing colors. Mark Twain once said something like: If you don’t like the weather in New England wait a minute and it will change.

Boston CHarles River Boston by Night Boston Sky from Charlestown

An interesting book: “Our Iceberg is Melting” by J. Kotter

October 15th, 2006

I am not really into business management but I found this book really interesting, deep and a bit funny too. It is amazing how the author (John Kotter) has described the typical real life situations through a simple penguins tale. I found myself laughing several times while thinking at my real life experiences, often similar to the ones described in the book. People are not always ready for big changes but, unfortunately or luckily, this is common in every real life context, starting from personal affairs down to the work projects.

Book Cover   One of the things I thought, while reading the book, is that doing my job (I am a sort of trait d’union between the IT and the Healthcare environment) I often noticed the resistence of the establishment in introducing news in the people way of working. But, in the same time, I’ve always been lucky in finding somebody (as the penguin Fred) willing to move the world to a better direction. And I am not talking about critical decisions, as the one arisen in the penguins community of the book. I am talking about work optimization and quality of services. And I have to thank all those “Fred”s that everyday are surprising me and teaching me how poor is IT without a deep understanding of the real life processes. Observing users, and listening to them, is often the way to transform a gray IT project (cool as you want but still a bunch of lines of code) in a colorful reality which will be able to support people evolution.

Of course sometimes it is also necessary to push ideas coming from other domains (even in the book, the solution of penguins problem came from the seagull scout), without waiting for an explicit users’ request… but this is another tale… with another Fred ;)

Global Warming Effects? /2

October 9th, 2006

Even if global warming consequences are a really serious problem… this picture gives some evidence supporting the theory or better the phenomenon (I think it cannot be called a theory anymore)….

Global warming evidence...

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