Project Evaluation: Making Investments Succeed

Accountability. Yes, we’d all like to know who’s accountable.

But that’s a funny word, isn’t it?

After all, isn’t responsibility the same thing?

Or as some smart ass wisely put it, ‘accountability is what’s left when you subtract responsibility’.

(That smart ass is Pasi Sahlberg, director of the Finnish Ministry of Education’s Center for International Mobility and author of the book Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland?) Continue reading


Triggering quotes…

Government Accountability Project

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The trigger by itself is harmless. But when connected to a fuse…

its not whether you win or lose,its how you place the blame. ~ Oscar Wilde

you may be accountable to society. you are not accountable for it.

there is a huge difference between accountability and responsibility.

Governance – Corporate,IT & SOA

Depiction of layers of the Service-oriented Ar...

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Corporate governance

Corporate, or enterprise governance, establishes the rules and the manner in
which an enterprise conducts business, based upon its strategy, marketplace,
and principles of doing business. It defines for employees and for business
associates the processes that are used to conduct operations and the manner in
which people interact.
Beginning with the board of directors and extending throughout the organization,
there are many aspects and levels of corporate governance. All aspects of the
business are touched in some manner. Governance is applied to major
functional areas of an organization. Organizations govern their financial assets,
human resources, customer relations, intellectual property portfolio, and their
Information Technology.

Quote of the day:
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. – Aristotle

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David Brin: Privacy and accountability

Management Quote

“When it comes to privacy & accountability, people always demand the former for themselves and the latter for everyone else.”

– David Brin.

This is a photo of David Brin.

This is a photo of David Brin. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)