Bob Sullivan

Author of The Plateau Effect and 3 other books, blogger at the Red Tape Chronicles, consumer advocate, cybercrime and fraud expert.


Is Data Idolatry Causing Your Company to Plateau?


We live in a time when there is incredible bias toward data. Companies create goals for employees and force them to say that they are “35 percent complete” halfway through the year, which usually indicates no progress has been made. Cost-cutters measure the price of office space per square foot and ignore commuting impacts on performance…


MSN ‘better than the web’ — it’s the bombast, stupid

Microsoft, the very definition of a firm that hit a plateau


“MSN is going to be better than the web.”

If you want to know why Steve Ballmer was such a failure, you don’t to look much farther than that sentiment.


Is Data Idolatry Causing Your Company to Plateau?


We live in a time when there is incredible bias toward data. Companies create goals for employees and force them to say that they are “35 percent complete” halfway through the year, which usually indicates no progress has been made. Cost-cutters measure the price of office space per square foot and ignore commuting impacts on performance…