Articles By Peter de Jager

Certification is becoming a good idea in today’s job market

I've never liked, or agreed, with the idea of certification. I've resisted it at every turn in my career. I object, with I think extremely good reason, to the notion that the ability

Published on: December 7th, 2006 Peter de Jager

Creating a culture of constant innovation

How can we add constant innovation and creativity to our thought processes and job descriptions? The South African author William Plomer put it this way: “It is the function of creative man to

Published on: June 20th, 2006 Peter de Jager

Coming to grips with the technical expert’s handicap

Knowing the answer before others are even aware of the problem, is deemed by technical experts as concrete proof of their elevated technical expertise. Fair enough. Unfortunately from the user's perspective, answers -

Published on: April 13th, 2006 Peter de Jager

Confessions of a recovering change inflicter

If you make your living in IT, compared to most people you're a god or goddess. As techies, even dilettante techies like me, our technical knowledge is so far beyond that of typical

Published on: February 1st, 2006 Peter de Jager

The allure of all things in their second iteration

For years, pundit and futurist Esther Dyson has published an influential newsletter for IT experts called Release 1.0, but when it came time to write a book she knew it was better to

Published on: January 31st, 2006 Peter de Jager