Most popular posts on this blog

I’ve now been writing this blog for over seven years, with more than 100 full-length essays posted so far.  It often surprises me which posts are the most read; here’s the current all-time top 25.  I’ll update this list from time to time, so that you can see what’s currently in the lead. (Last updated: December, 2014).

For a different view of these 25, including short descriptions for each, you can reference the “top 25 posts” category page, here.

  1. Simple, more practical approaches to actual resource allocation
  2. The title issue: CTO vs CIO, and why it’s the wrong question
  3. Some timeless IT/tech jokes, and why they’re still relevant
  4. The IT project failure dilemma: how to get early warnings
  5. Business impact and transparency: expressing system availability
  6. The title issue revisited: CTO vs. CIO
  7. Can a CIO be successful without IT experience? Define your terms!
  8. “Astounding IT sayings”: the inaugural post
  9. Complexity isn’t simple: multiple causes of IT failure
  10. One CIO’s “lessons learned” in managing others
  11. Career tips for the CTO/CIO path
  12. Nuts: the biggest trap of all for IT stakeholders
  13. Using feedback loops to improve IT department service
  14. Novels of IT, Part 2: Haunting the CEO
  15. Hiring and firing: an example of a stellar employee
  16. CMOs outspending CIOs on technology: “so what?” Here’s what.
  17. IT transparency is good. But how transparent should you be?
  18. Yes we can, yes we must: the ongoing case for IT/Business alignment
  19. The Practical CIO: Difficulties in project prioritization & selection, part 2
  20. IT consumerization, the cloud, and the alleged death of the CIO
  21. More timeless, still-relevant information technology jokes
  22. Why the CIO should air the dirty laundry
  23. The Practical CIO: Difficulties in project prioritization & selection, part 1
  24. A rational CapEx purchase and tracking process for IT
  25. Novels of IT, Part 3: Adventures of an IT Leader