April 23, 2006
Counter Cliche: Pick a Geek Term
Fred has a good cliche this week — he talks about how an organization has a particular "clock speed" and needs to hire people who can operate at that speed.
I agree whole-heartedly but have always referred to this exact thing in a different way. We have always said when we’ve acquired another company that we need to "port that company onto our Operating System."
So pick your favorite geek term, but I like the notion of porting someone to another operating system better because it implies that people can change a little bit more.