management

  • Executives And Managers Should All Be Elected Crunch Network

    Executives And Managers Should All Be Elected

    When my co-founders and I launched SumAll four years ago we decided we didn’t want to work in an evil, miserable environment. When people have crappy managers and deceitful executives, they start to hate life, and things get evil quickly. So, we came up with a solution: Let employees elect their own leaders and make all managers accountable to the people they manage; if leaders… Read More

  • How Old-School Management Kills Work Culture Crunch Network

    How Old-School Management Kills Work Culture

    Early in my career, I had an encounter with a senior leader that left such a vivid impression on me that I can still remember it like it was yesterday. It was our first meeting as manager-employee. We were less than five minutes into our conversation when he abruptly and sharply interrupted, “Wait, is your chair higher than mine?” Read More

  • Turnaround Management: Does Your Company Need A New Captain? Crunch Network

    Turnaround Management: Does Your Company Need A New Captain?

    When thinking of business “turnaround,” names like McDonald’s and Samsung come to mind as they struggle to navigate the changing market and waning consumer interest. Yet, a business at any stage of growth may require a turnaround or ‘pivot’ on its core strategy. This is a concept with which many startup founders are familiar. Read More

  • DynamicOps Acquisition Helps VMware Differentiate From AWS And Infrastructure Players

    DynamicOps Acquisition Helps VMware Differentiate From AWS And Infrastructure Players

    VMware announced the acquisition today of DynamicOps, a purchase that puts it in position to differentiate itself from the traditional infrastructure providers. It’s not a sexy acquisition, but it’s practical. VMware gets a tighter story for how it plans to add value, in face of deeper competition from the likes of Google, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and OpenStack, the… Read More

  • Tech Industry Managers: Little Men in Big Shoes?

    Tech Industry Managers: Little Men in Big Shoes?


    When I was ready to transition from computer programmer to project manager, my employer, Xerox Corporation, sent me to its huge training center in Leesburg, Virginia. Over two weeks, the people there taught me some of the skills I needed in order to succeed in my new role: managing projects, motivating people, complying with employment regulations, and preparing status reports and presentations. Read More

  • Tech CEOs See Flat Annual Compensation For The First Time In A Decade

    In most years, come rain or shine, executive pay at technology startups always goes up because the competition for talent is always so intense. In 2009, however, cash compensation for CEOs at private technology companies will be flat compared to last year, according to a new CompStudy by executive search firm J. Robert Scott and Ernst & Young. This will be the first time CEO pay at… Read More

  • Help-Key: How To Use a $6 USB Cable and Free Software to Smarten Up Your Non-Smartphone

    We’re not sure why more cellphones don’t ship with USB cables, but it’s a fact that most don’t. We hate the idea that you’ve got all this data on your phone and no way to add more or back it up short of expensive over-the-air messaging. Some providers allow you to back-up your phonebook for free onto their website, but if you cancel your account, it’s… Read More