common time-management mistake: rack & stack

Don Gould don at
Fri Feb 17 09:01:14 UTC 2012


I picked up ram from a supplier today.  Could have used a courier, but 
getting out of the office is vital.

A CTO who's lost touch because they haven't been to a remote site in 
half a decade is a business risk, more so than the CTO being away from 
their desk.

If there is business risk from having the CTO out of touch for a week or 
even a month then there's a bigger problem.


On 17/02/2012 9:17 p.m., Brandon Butterworth wrote:
>> I have noticed that a lot of very well-paid, sometimes
>> well-qualified, networking folks spend some of their time on "rack&
>> stack" tasks, which I feel is a very unwise use of time and talent.
> It's not a waste, it's therapeutic, breaks the monotony of a desk
> job, you get a bit of exercise. Doing something mindless can help
> clear your thoughts, engineering yoga.
>> Imagine if the CFO of a bank spent a big chunk of his time filling up ATMs.
> That'd be a good idea, it's too easy to become remote from reality.
> obviously you need the right balance - s/big//
> brandon

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