Windley's Enterprise Blog made it onto the Daypop 40 yesterday and is starting out at #15 this morning. What you need to do is get featured on Dave Winer's Scripting News site. Then, get linked from Doc Searle's blog. Here's his comments:
Phil Windley, whose blog's slogan is Oganizations usually get the IT they deserve, is proving the State of Utah undeserving of his exceptional service. As for the state: whatever. It'll be fine. As for Phil, I'm really looking forward to seeing what he's up to next.
Arnold Kling of Corante adds this:
I'm with Doc that Phil's web site slogan "Organizations usually get the IT they deserve" is insightful. One way to think about working in a large organization is that you can either be someone who leads the horse to water or someone who gets it to drink. An engineer or other technical person is best suited to leading the horse to water--pointing out ways to make the organization more effective. Often, however, a different personality is better at moving the political levers to implement change in a bureaucracy. If you're the techie, it's best not to get too caught up in the overall organizational soap opera. Just make your recommendations and be done with it. Sometimes the horse drinks, and sometimes it doesn't. When it doesn't, try not to lose sleep over it--just move on to a different topic or idea. Of course, if the horse never drinks, then probably at some point it makes sense to find a different situation. Phil's problem is that he really wants the horse to drink. I know the feeling. The only solution for me was to become an entrepreneur. It's what I would recommend for Phil.
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