Author: Steven Plunkett

The Trust Equilbrium

Quick sidenote: I’ve had a number of people ask me “why aren’t you blogging any more?”. It isn’t that I stopped as much as was felt too busy and deep into my evolving role to write. I will be writing

The Gap Quarter

When I resigned I had no job to go to, and my successor-to-be was about to take a month off to get married. I didn’t want to leave him nor my team in the lurch, which is why I ended

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The E-3 Journey

Several people have contacted me asking to hear more about my job hunting experiences in the US. The short story is that I did indeed find work in the last week of May, and I joined my current employer in

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The Johnny Carson Principle

On Monday, February 18th 2013, I did something interesting. I tendered my resignation from Deutsche Bank. And even more unlike me, I did it with no job to go to. This wasn’t a rash decision, but something I’ve been thinking

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Fork in the Road

A situation that affects a lot of those in Information Technology is one where they have to decide which path to follow. Do I stay technical or do I move into management? This is not a win-lose situation, and there

Managers Versus Leaders

It would be fair to say that all of us at one time or another have had problems with our boss, whether it was when you started your career or if you are a manager yourself. There are things that

Those Who Set the Standard

Early in my career in IT, and even prior to that when I was still in high school, I found myself deeply curious about the history of the Internet. This lead me down a path of research and wonder as

Learning Is For Life

Several years ago, I got into a particular argument that I still think about from time to time. It was a project meeting and I had recently taken over the team that I manage now. During the meeting I had a

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Employment: Happiness over time

I’m sure many of us can relate. Via The Daily Snooze


A long time user of the Internet and the World Wide Web, I’ve found that only in the past few years have weblogs moved from being largely a casual indulgence of unedited opinion to sources of genuinely thoughtful and informative

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