February 2001 Archives

Marketplace agrees with me
Those who have been paying attention will know my irritation with those who speak doom...
February 26, 2001 - 72 words,

Party Photojournal
I usually have my digital camera out during my parties and I keep getting asked...
February 21, 2001 - 82 words,

The Internet is NOT going out of business
People keep asking me about the dot-com dream falling apart and asking if I’m worried....
February 20, 2001 - 320 words,

WebHancer
Ever heard of a product called webHancer? I hope you never do. The name implies...
February 18, 2001 - 389 words, 21 comments

One-Click Patent is One Step Closer To Being Overturned
Amazon raised the ire ofthe Web development community in 1999 for their patent on one-click...
February 14, 2001 - 181 words, 1 comment

Napster On The Ropes
Since everyone else is talking about Napster today, I might as well, too. And so,...
February 12, 2001 - 370 words, 1 comment

Selling Content Management
If you’re in the Web consulting business and you’ve ever had trouble selling a client...
February 9, 2001 - 59 words,

School Violence and Slander
In the days after Columbine, school officials around the country pleaded with students to inform...
February 8, 2001 - 169 words, 2 comments

This is the last thing men want to hear
Implant Achieves Female Orgasm A device used to treat back pain has a pleasing side-effect,...
February 7, 2001 - 66 words, 2 comments

Recently

Assumptions and project planning (Feb 18)
When your assumptions change, it's reasonable that your project plans and needs change as well. But too many managers are afraid to go back and re-work a plan that they've already agreed to.
Feature voting is harmful to your product (Feb 7)
There's a lot of problems with using feature voting to drive your product.
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.

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