domingo, 28 de marzo de 2010


Ya le paso a tantos, pero, en otro lugar salio de costado el tema, y, ya le paso a Mcnamara en Vietnam, como a tantos en tantos lugares, aca tambien,

(me dio fiaca traducir, afanado de Wikipedia)

Rather than giving general instructions on smaller tasks and then devoting his time to supervising larger concerns, the micromanager monitors and assesses every step of a business process and avoids delegation of decisions.

Micromanagers are usually irritated when a subordinate makes decisions without consulting them, even if the decisions are totally within the subordinate's level of authority. si ya se--

Micromanagement also frequently involves with requests for unnecessary and overly detailed reports ("reportomania").

A micromanager tends to require constant and detailed performance feedback and tends to be excessively focused on procedural trivia (often in detail greater than he can actually process) rather than on overall performance, quality and results. This focus on "low-level" trivia often delays decisions, clouds overall goals and objectives, restricts the flow of information between employees, and guides the various aspects of a project in different and often opposed directions. Many micromanagers accept such inefficiencies because those micromanagers consider the outcome of a project less important than their retention of control or of the appearance of control. Otra vez, ya se

The most extreme cases of micromanagement constitute a management pathology closely related to, e.g., workplace bullying and narcissistic behavior.

Micromanagement resembles addiction in that although most micromanagers are behaviorally dependent on control over others, both as a lifestyle and as a means of maintaining that lifestyle, many of them fail to recognize and acknowledge their dependence even when everyone around them observes it. Some severe cases of micromanagement arise from other underlying mental-health conditions such as obsessive–compulsive personality disorder, although not all allegations of such conditions by subordinates and other "armchair psychologists" are accurate. No, no creo

Although micromanagement is often easily recognized by employees, micromanagers rarely view themselves as such. (Renee Kowalski) In a form of denial similar to that found in addictive behavior, micromanagers will often rebut allegations of micromanagement by offering a competing characterization of their management style, e.g., as "structured" or "organized."

martes, 23 de marzo de 2010


Hay veces que hay que aplaudir la seleccion natural operando, hoy es el aniversario de la primera instalacion comercial de un ascensor por Otis (1857) que posibilito los rascacielos, etc etc.

Pero, leyendo el articulo me encontre con que existe un deporte relacionado con esto

elevator surfing

que es? bueno, te subis al techo de un ascensor y vas saltando entre ascensores mientra se mueven unos y otros, obviamente, existen accidentes en este digamos deporte, y ahi, la seleccion darwiniana es implacable.

mas datos?

y despues nos quejamos

lunes, 22 de marzo de 2010

Cine Nacional e ISI

De otra discusion, que la ISI no produjo beneficios, que no es buena, que el mercado etc etc, y, dado que via impuestos pagamos la promocion al cine (no se si esta la cuota de pantalla, creo que la de exhibicion si) no es lo mismo que ISI?
No sustituimos importaciones mediante una industria que subsidiamos?

esta bien? por que nuestros economistas nunca dicen nada eso, por que no tiene glamour?

martes, 16 de marzo de 2010


Si, otra vez

In the last part of his Treatise , Pareto attempts to show how the distribu-tion of residues in a population is related not only to its belief systems andintellectual life, but also, and most importantly, to the state of the polity andof the economy. Here Pareto deals only with the first two residues, those of"combinations" and of "persistence." Residues of the first type impel men tosystem making, that is, to elaborate pseudo-logical combinations of ideas. ClassI residues lead men to manipulate various elements found in experience. They are at the root of magical practices to control, as the case may be, the weather,the course of a disease, or the love of a maiden.

At more complex levels, ClassI residues lead people to engage in large-scale financial manipulation--tomerge, combine, and recombine enterprises. At still more complex levels, they explain the urge of politicians and statesmen to join and fuse political forces, to make political deals, and to build political empires. Men primarily moved byClass I residues are like Machiavelli's "foxes," capable of experiment, innova-tion, and departure from common use, but lacking fidelity to principles and to those conservative virtues that insure stability.

The conservative forces of "social inertia" are represented by men in whom the second class of residues (persistence of aggregates) predominate. Suchmen have powerful feelings of loyalty to family, tribe, city, and nation; they display class solidarity, patriotism, and religious zeal; and they are not afraidof using force when necessary. These are Machiavelli's "lions."

In the world of his day, more particularly in Italy and France, Pareto be-lieved that the foxes were in the ascendancy. The political and economic scene was dominated by political wheelers and dealers, by unscrupulous lawyers andintellectual sophists, by speculators and manipulators of men. Pareto's concern was that if this condition were to remain unchecked, social equilibrium would be fundamentally upset and the social order would totter. Yet he felt that the chances were high that, as had so often happened in the past, men of conser-vatism and persistence would finally rise, sweep the reign of foxes aside, and make sure that stability could again come into its own. Faith, patriotism, and national honor would once again claim the allegiance of all.

After a certain period of time, the foxes will again infiltrate into the seats of government, for their mental skills and expertise cannot be dispensed with for long. They will slowly undermine the certainties that the lions uphold, andtheir corrosive intelligence will undermine the uncomplicated faith of the militant lions. As a result, the wheel will come full circle and a new age of deceit and manipulation will dawn.

All belief in progress or evolution was for Pareto so much nonsense.Human society was bound to repeat forever the same cycle from rule by lions to rule by foxes and back again. It is characterized by a continually shiftingbut ultimately unchanging equilibrium. There is nothing new in history; it isonly the record of human folly. Utopia is, literally, nowhere.

From Coser, 1977:395-396.

lunes, 15 de marzo de 2010


Uno sabe que hay discriminacion por edad, un poco escondida por sexo, pero, la verdad que pidan asi, lugar al que llegue de rebote


Priorizaremos candidatos de nacionalidad Chilena y/o ejecutivos con experiencia y conocimiento de la idiosincrasia de dicho país. En ambos casos, radicado en Argentina.


ahora, como les caeria a nuestros hermanos el caso inverso?

domingo, 7 de marzo de 2010


Pocas veces posteo algo de sistemas, al fin y al cabo es digamos fuera de scope del blog (si es que alguien lee algo aca, pero, en fin).

Pero hoy, leyendo y webeando un rato, aparecio una cosa, que, si es manejada correctamente, sera el inicio de la lucha en serio entre Mountain View y Seattle.

Docverse es una aplicacion que permite editar documentos de office en linea, Uds diran, y? y la verdad que si usan google docs, los word quedan feos, ni hablar de los poweer point, y si usan office, necesitan la licencia de office en la maquina, aun para editar documentos que van y vienen.

Ahora bien, si apareciera algo que permitiera editar en forma nativa Office (no lo probe aun) y guardarlo en serio en la nube, cuantos lo comprarian?

si el hype de la publicidad es eso, la pelea va a ser muy muy dura entre ambos


jueves, 4 de marzo de 2010

The Future, or why Greece MUST be worried

En ingles, y por que no? si el post, afanado en parte de Economist parece la guia para Grecia (y quizas España) de lo de aca, bue, es el mundo virtual, como siempre lo fue

el titulo, dos parrafos y el link

Baltic thaw, Aegean freeze
Latvia’s economic free fall has halted, and it may now do better than Greece

Es solo el comienzo

DOOM-MONGERS are licking their wounds. For two years bankers have said that a Latvian devaluation was inevitable. The struggle to save the lat’s peg to the euro was bound to end in tears. And a panic in Latvia could topple the wobbly economies of Estonia and Lithuania, which have similar exchange-rate regimes, with repercussions extending across eastern Europe and to Scandinavian banks that lent recklessly in the Baltics.

Yet despite a fall in GDP last year of 17.5%, Latvia seems to have achieved something many thought impossible: an internal devaluation. This meant regaining competitiveness not by currency depreciation but by deep cuts in wages and public spending. In a recent discussion of Greece, Jörg Asmussen, a German minister, praised Latvia for its self-discipline.

y el final, es mejor aun

Even so, Latvia looks good when compared with Greece. It did not lie about its public finances or use accounting tricks. Strikes have been scanty. Protests are fought in the courts, not the streets. Both Greece and Latvia have had hard knocks, but Greeks became used to a good life that they are loth to give up. Latvians remain glad just to be on the map.