Articles, Columns And Miscellaneous Writings

by Jim Hayes

My Latest - a business book called Delusional Management

Delusional Managememt book

50 years in high tech was never boring! My boss confesses to a magazine editor after having three martinis for lunch. The bomb squad shows up after a suspicious package arrives. Exiting the building after checking on a false alarm my kid and I find 3 cops aiming pistols at you. A visitor tries to recruit me as a spy for the CIA. 

Could all that happen to one guy running a small high-tech company? You bet it could! And lots more besides. Fifty years in the high-tech business means there are lots of stories to tell. Dumb things you see happening around you and quite a few you get involved in yourself. These are some of those stories, written to amuse you and educate maybe warn - you about what can happen.

 Available in paperback or Kindle versions on Amazon.

Trade Magazines

I've been writing a monthly column on fiber optics and a quiz on cabling in Electrical Contractor magazine since 2000. Here are the archives of my columns in EC magazine. I also write a monthly column for the IMSA Journal.

Online Guides:

Lennie Lightwave's Guide To Fiber Optics

Uncle Ted's Guide To VDV (voice/data/video) Cabling

You can also get them as iBooks, see below.

I have created most of the website for The Fiber Optic Association (FOA) 


Textbooks  I authored: 

Test book

Fiber Optic Testing (out of print, available in Google Books)

FOA Reference Guide To Fiber Optics
The FOA Reference Guide to Fiber Optics,

FOA Reference Guide PC
The FOA Reference Guide to Premises Cabling,


The FOA Reference Guide to Outside Plant Fiber Optics,


The FOA Reference Guide to Fiber Optic Network Design,


The FOA Reference Guide to Fiber Optic Testing

DV book
Data, Voice And Video Cabling,

The Fiber Optic Technicians Manual


Lennie Lightwave's Guide To Fiber Optic - free iBook on iTunes  

Read Lennie on the web here.


Uncle Teds Guide To Premises Cabling- free book on iTunes

Read Uncle Ted on the web here.   

Old "Best Of" - Excerpts from some of my more interesting columns

Catchy Sayings That Make Sense



2003-18, Jim Hayes


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