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Month: May 2016

The Sparky Incident

The Sparky Incident

The Friday before Memorial Day, 14 years ago, I blew up the GMAC RFC Data Center. It happened when I lit the PDUs for a new row of equipment that I had spent a week racking and cabling. A 110v power strip didn’t like the 220v I was giving it. The surge filled the room with a haze and smell of fried electronics and the sound of menacing alarms. In an instant, the entire enterprise was down. I walked out…

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Welcome to Zach on Leadership!

Welcome to Zach on Leadership!

I decided to start a blog. It’s about how to be a better leader in Enterprise Technology. I’m not an expert. I’m a learner. I’m a leadership practitioner. I have learned a lot and I’ve achieved some success. Not overnight, but over time. In my 17 years in Enterprise Technology I’ve seen good leaders and bad leaders. I’ve seen good leaders do bad things. All in, Enterprise Technology needs better leaders. I’m going to do my part to pass it on. So,…

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