Month: June 2014

Perfection kills

Some 25 years ago, I published a printed directory for the association I worked for which ultimately won an ASAE Gold Circle award. I learned two things from that experience: Putting together a 400 page printed directory is incredibly tedious work. There was an old aphorism in the directory printing world that said “A printed directory …

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"It's like a loaded gun; very powerful and very dangerous."

That’s what one of the AMS vendors said to me when describing the flexibility of their system. Sure, it’s hyperbole, but there’s a lot of truth in the statement. Today’s AMS products (here’s a list of over 50) are incredibly flexible and configurable. That’s what makes them so powerful. But that great flexibility also means that …

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New Article Posted – Developing a Cycle of Virtuous Data Management

In last month’s newsletter, I discussed the Cycle of Doom, which I see repeated too often at many associations. But there is an antipode to this cycle, which I call the Cycle of Virtuous Data Management, or simply, Cycle of Virtue.: Click here to read the rest of the article. Of course, if you’re already on my announcements …

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