Have you ever sat in a meeting with auditors or other third party professionals who will include the phrase “best practices” in their argument or report? I have no idea how many times security practitioners have tossed this phrase about to bolster their position. I’ve read that phrase countess times in articles published by reputable… Read More
Anyone who understands software development, understands the significance of those two words. I’ve been on hiatus it seems from blogging. Not by choice really, but due to an ISP induced hiatus. Don’t get me started on how agitated I am about my new service provider AT&T. Whoops! I said it. In a nutshell, it turns… Read More
Zero to done in 30 seconds flat to open a 14 character Microsoft Office 2010 document? Passware is your friend.
The law of intuition: Leaders evaluate everything with a leadership bias. People are intuitive in their area of strength. Who you are dictates what you see. Natural ability and learned skills create an informed intuition that makes leadership issues jump out at leaders. Leaders who want to succeed maximize every asset and resource they have… Read More
Today I am on a business trip and taking a routine flight on what will remain an un-named carrier. I have been assigned one of the many small seats all carriers seem to have jam-packed into an airplane. I’m not terribly comfortable in this small seat, however, I am more than able to keep myself… Read More
“You never know when you are auditioning.” – Michael D. Peters
MichaelPeters.org has been in production now for three years I’m happy to convey. I anticipate may more years of sharing information that I hope is informative, insightful, amusing, collaborative, and even provoking. Thanks for reading, commenting, and playing along.
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I was watching CNN this morning as terrorism suspect Najibullah Zazi pleaded guilty recently to conspiring to detonate explosives in the United States. He was apparently going to incinerate himself and as many innocent civilians riding on a busy New York subway as he could in protest for the war in Afghanistan. It has been… Read More
I’ll be offline from Sunday, February 14th through Wednesday, February 17th for maintenance, service relocation and the doubling of my private connection. Thanks for playing along!
The mechanics pronounced it terminal and I called it yesterday at 4:00 PM EST. My beloved Land Rover will be parked and sold to other gluttons-for-punishment or local cannibals. I was very fond of that money pit, but, a “tough love” position had to be taken to stop the financial hemorrhaging. A 2010 Nissan Murano… Read More
Never be a victim by choice I tell my children.
Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory. – Leonardo da Vinci
We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge. – John Naisbitt
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life. – Immanuel Kant
The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend. – Henri Bergson
It is characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things. – Henry David Thoreau
There is no squabbling so violent as that between people who accepted an idea yesterday and those who will accept the same idea tomorrow. – Christopher Morley
It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry. – Albert Einstein
Assume Formlessness: By taking a shape, by having a visible plan, you open yourself up to attack. Instead of taking a form for your enemy to grasp, keep yourself adaptable and on the move. Accept the fact that nothing is certain and no law is fixed. The best way to protect yourself is to be… Read More
Do not go past the mark you aimed for; In victory, learn when to stop; The moment of victory is often the moment of greatest peril. In the heat of victory, arrogance and overconfidence can push you past the goal you had aimed for, and by going too far, you make more enemies than you… Read More
Complacency creates the opportunities those who lay-in-wait salivate over.
Never appear too perfect: Appearing better than others is always dangerous, but most dangerous of all is to appear to have no faults or weaknesses. Envy creates silent enemies. It is smart to occasionally display defects, and admit to harmless vices, in order to deflect envy and appear more human and approachable. Only gods and… Read More
Preach the need for change, but never reform too much at once: Everyone understands the need for change in the abstract, but on the day-to-day level people are creatures of habit. Too much innovation is traumatic, and will lead to revolt. If you are new to a position of power, or an outsider trying to… Read More