November 2002 Archives

DVD-Bomb
Another case of technology trying to solve a problem that doesn’t exist.
November 27, 2002 - 139 words, 1 comment

Stating the obvious
Did you know that computer companies like ecommerce?
November 27, 2002 - 72 words,

Strange relations
Google thinks the Related Entries plugin is perverted.
November 26, 2002 - 57 words,

Web bug education
The anti-Web bug initiative will be ignored by unscrupulous marketers, but it will also serve to educate everyone else.
November 26, 2002 - 251 words, 2 comments

Automatic Keywords
The problem with machine generated metadata is that it’s not always accurate.
November 26, 2002 - 329 words, 6 comments

Simplelinks
Simplelinks is a collection of interesting spaces on the Web. Short, to the point, without commentary.
November 25, 2002 - 62 words, 3 comments

Interactive ICQ Spam
I’ve received spam via ICQ before, but this one was different.
November 21, 2002 - 143 words, 4 comments

Burning bridges
When leaving a company, don’t lose your head.
November 19, 2002 - 116 words,

Credible Design
If you want your customers to have confidence in your company, make sure your site is well-designed.
November 19, 2002 - 59 words,

Writing tips
Quick, funny, and immediate impact. What more could you want in a writing guide?
November 13, 2002 - 61 words

Yummy
Blackberry software in a Nokia phone.
November 13, 2002 - 25 words,

Palm Word
Perhaps we’ve finally found handheld nirvana. Software for editing Office documents without losing the formatting.
November 13, 2002 - 105 words,

Making sense of metrics
When analyzing metrics for your Web site, try to understand the reason behind the numbers. Low page views don’t always mean that people aren’t interested in the page contents.
November 7, 2002 - 101 words,

Barnes & Noble's response
Barnes & Noble’s response to my concerns regarding their email newsletter.
November 6, 2002 - 261 words, 5 comments

Java Spyware
RedSheriff may be tracking your activities on the Web. Their tracking applet is present on many Web sites and is installed without your knowledge or permission.
November 6, 2002 - 362 words, 46 comments

Open Source in Business
A new blog called Open Source 4 Business.
November 6, 2002 - 59 words, 2 comments

Recently

Encouraging 1:1s from other managers in your organization (Jan 4)
If you’re managing other managers, encourage them to hold their own 1:1s. It’s such an important tool for managing and leading that everyone needs to be holding them.
One on One Meetings - a collection of posts about 1:1s (Jan 2)
A collection of all my writing on 1:1s
Are 1:1s confidential? (Jan 2)
Is the discussion that occurs in a 1:1 confidential, even if no agreed in the meeting to keep it so?
Skip-level 1:1s are your hidden superpower (Jan 1)
Holding 1:1s with peers and with people far below you on the reporting chain will open your eyes up to what’s really going on in your business.
Do you need a 1:1 if you’re regularly communicating with your team? (Dec 28)
You’re simply not having deep meaningful conversation about the process of work in hallway conversations or in your chat apps.
What agenda items should a manager bring to a 1:1? (Dec 23)
At least 80% of a 1:1 agenda should be driven by your report, but if you also to use this time to work on things with them, then you’ll have better meetings.
Handling “I don’t have anything to talk about” in your 1:1s (Dec 21)
When someone says they have nothing to discuss, they’re almost always thinking too narrowly.
What should you talk about in a 1:1? (Dec 19)
Who sets the agenda? What should you discuss, and what should you avoid discussing?

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