Tag Archives: data stewardship
Jun 09, 2011 by Jill Dyché
In which Jill feels your pain. Now walk it off.
There are people who have broken a leg skiing double black-diamond runs. Others have landed hard skydiving. Still others have taken a face-plant while running from rabid baboons. Me? I tripped down the stairs of my office building’s parking structure on a Saturday. I ended up with a stainless-steel rod in my leg, screws in my ankle, and a Darvon-tinged memory of the most excruciating pain ever.
Jan 04, 2010 by Phil Simon
One of my favorite movies is The Big Lebowski. Again, faithful reader, you’ll have to trust that I’m going somewhere with this. There’s a point. I promise. Really.
I think about Walter, “The Dude”, and the movie’s motley cast of characters quite often as I wander about the corporate world. It keeps me sane as I encounter, er, “questionable” decisions on a routine basis.
These days, I have been thinking quite a bit about one of The Dude’s lines:
“Her life was in our hands.”
Jan 17, 2009 by David Loshin
About a year ago I signed up for a frequent-purchaser program with one of the chain stores that I often visit. I gave them my email address (firstname.lastname@example.org), and every few weeks would get an email from them. Apparently, though, I was in the store the other day and when I gave them my frequent purchaser ID, I was asked whether I was getting my discount coupons, and I then noticed that I had not gotten any emails from them in a long time. I called yesterday and found out why. In my profile, there was a notation that my email address had been “corrected” to email@example.com – note the absence of the hyphen between “knowledge” and “integrity.” I did not make this change, so I guess some aggressive, proactive, and incorrect data cleansing led to me missing some great offers…