Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder


24 Jan 2008, 3:54 a.m.

Just In Time Idiot?

Great, a new breed of anxiety dream. In this one I basically get told that my lack of coding chops means I have absolutely no right to make judgments in technology matters. I woke up …

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05 Jan 2008, 13:10 p.m.


I post lots of little links in the account that Leonard and I share, and that keeps this blog from just being a mass of commentless links. But every once in a while I …

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02 Jan 2008, 12:51 p.m.

What Do These Have In Common?

Tapestry The First Duty Pegasus Chain of Command Allegiance The Drumhead The Game The Masterpiece Society I, Borg Ensign Ro Loud as a Whisper Samaritan Snare A Matter of Honor The Ensigns of Command Lower …

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25 Dec 2007, 8:40 a.m.

OMG Squee

Yesterday I got David Neeleman's autograph. Rock! I was just stretching my legs walking the aisle around hour three of the flight when I saw a familiar-looking man in a yellow sweater talking with kids …

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16 Dec 2007, 8:40 a.m.

Odd One Out

Things I've suggested that have not been received well in my classes: If your boss asks what you think of your counterpart at the company you're about to acquire, and he's as good as or …

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11 Dec 2007, 7:12 a.m.

In Which Sumana Suggests That Jumping Off A Cliff Might Prove Beneficial

I take a quick break from writing about a new technology strategy for TJX to mention something interesting about the job quest. Given that I really enjoy helping people learn, achieve their goals, and create …

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07 Dec 2007, 2:03 a.m.

Question Time

The Wednesday night mingling happened after a talk at the Columbia business school. One of the speakers: Martin Sorrell, whom everyone called "Sir Martin" since the Queen knighted him, even though we're in the US …

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06 Dec 2007, 22:56 p.m.


For three nights in a row I have hobnobbed with people in suits to exchange business cards. I have been telling them that I am seeking a project management role in a small, flat organization …

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13 Nov 2007, 14:30 p.m.

Medium-Term Plans

Leonard and I have decided that we'll stay in New York City through the end of 2008. I'm now looking for a tech project management job in Manhattan or environs, so if you have a …

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05 Nov 2007, 10:22 a.m.

Ask The Hardest Polite Question You Can

Last week was a tough week for some kings of finance. The heads of Citigroup and Merrill Lynch jumped, or were pushed, out of their jobs. In the months prior there were rumblings at lower …

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