You’re Wasting Your Time: Says So Right on the Label

My last post here focused on the need to think deeply about what your information management problems actually are before you even think about thinking about applying technology to mitigate those problems. Then, just this week, I was in the hardware store and found the perfect bit of product labeling to use to illustrate the point!

The label says, “You’re wasting your time! This product is only effective if you read the instructions thoroughly.” Well guess what? The same goes for information management best practices! And so I thought it was worth sharing.

You can see the label and my commentary in the YouTube video here. And as always, I’m available for comments and consultation!

About the author: Steve Weissman

Steve Weissman helps you do information right by bringing order and discipline to your governance and process practices. Principal Consultant at Holly Group and Co-Founder of the Information Coalition (now merged with ARMA International), he leverages a proven proprietary methodology to optimize everything from strategic planning and needs assessment to vendor selection and user adoption. He is, in short, The Info Gov Guy™, furthering best-practices for finding, leveraging, and protecting your business-critical information. A member of the AIIM Company of Fellows and holder of numerous industry designations, he can be reached at or 617-383-4655.

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