April 2001 Archives

Netscape broke my news feeds!
Netscape has broken my News pages (no longer online). Read on for a simplified explanation...
April 28, 2001 - 108 words,

Repossesed
iMotors has shut down operations. They are running out of cash. They will still honor...
April 26, 2001 - 100 words,

Let's get nostalgic
Some people have too much time on their hands. See what I mean....
April 25, 2001 - 14 words,

WebVan Problems
WebVan is closing yet another market—the one where I live. Here’s the email...
April 24, 2001 - 178 words,

King's Basketball
Christina and I went to the first Kings playoff game today. They lost by 3,...
April 22, 2001 - 21 words,

61*
Wired has a story on Billy Crystal’s HBO film 61*. The story talks about the...
April 20, 2001 - 39 words,

webHancer Update
A few readers have let me know that webHancer is now being installed with AudioGalaxy,...
April 17, 2001 - 43 words, 4 comments

It hurts
Several people have asked how it feels to have ecommerce knowledge coming out the wazoo....
April 17, 2001 - 38 words,

Laid Off
I’ve become a victim of the Internet economy downturn. I was working for Rare Medium’s...
April 16, 2001 - 60 words,

Scient joins the pack
Scient plans to lay off a whopping 64% of their employees. The CFO resigned. 175...
April 13, 2001 - 27 words,

WebVan weirdness
George Sheehan left the top post at Anderson Consulting to head up WebVan. Now he’s...
April 13, 2001 - 56 words,

More good news for internet consultants.
MarchFirst is in chapter 11. They’re selling all sorts of assets, including spinning some of...
April 13, 2001 - 21 words,

Drinks on me
I was looking for some cheesy 80s drink recipies. I got a few at WebTender....
April 12, 2001 - 31 words,

Customize your machine
Iconfactory (which is run by a friend of a friend) creates ultracool icons for Macs...
April 12, 2001 - 41 words,

Internet Explorer 6 Beta Released
Internet Explorer 6 Beta Released Microsoft has released a beta version of their latest browser....
April 5, 2001 - 83 words,

MarchFirst slashing 1,700 jobs Internet
MarchFirst slashing 1,700 jobs Internet consulting shop MarchFirst is in a freefall. At last check...
April 2, 2001 - 53 words,

Recently

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.
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.

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