September 2001 Archives

Road paper
Business travelers often accumulate piles of paper in their briefcase and are then overwhelmed by...
September 28, 2001 - 141 words,

Does your intranet suck?
"Scobleizer : Does your intranet suck? While I don’t agree with some of the list...
September 27, 2001 - 103 words,

Herb Zipper
Herb Zipper, Cyber-Lovah...
September 26, 2001 - 3 words, 1 comment

Cell phone excess
Telecom.paper: Cell phones to exceed fixed lines by 2006. I’d bet that in some areas...
September 26, 2001 - 20 words

More Gartner
"I admit that I might be biased, but [the Gartner IIS security] report strikes me...
September 25, 2001 - 26 words,

Avoid cows
"Moral of story: avoid cows, unless you’re a vet, in which case avoid doctors." -...
September 25, 2001 - 20 words,

Gartner foolishness
Joel on Software "Gartner seems to suffer the common but moronic falacy that new or...
September 25, 2001 - 25 words,

Know
Elegant Hack: "Know your audience. Know your business. Know your technology. Build."...
September 25, 2001 - 12 words,

Paper prototypes
One of the things I spend a lot of time doing is putting together prototypes...
September 24, 2001 - 62 words,

Bezos the pitchman
I would have expected to see dot-com "heros" endorsing products a year or two ago,...
September 23, 2001 - 27 words,

Liberty from the WTC
The Statue Of Liberty as seen from the World Trade Center...
September 15, 2001 - 11 words,

Legislative tragedy
Each time we have a tragedy in this country, lawmakers try to legislate away the...
September 14, 2001 - 126 words,

Barry gets serious
Dave Barry wrote a serious commentary column today instead of the usual humor....
September 13, 2001 - 13 words,

September 11 entries
My entires on September 11th were short and somewhat disjointed. I have combined all of...
September 11, 2001 - 491 words,

CNET, WebWord, and others have
CNET, WebWord, and others have had articles about a new feature of Internet Explorer 6...
September 7, 2001 - 159 words,

TiVo Celebs
Despite free celebrity endoresments, TiVo is running low on cash and needs to triple their...
September 5, 2001 - 26 words,

Windows: A Software Engineering Odyssey
Windows: A Software Engineering Odyssey, a slide show from Mark Lucovsky, a Distinguished Engineer at...
September 4, 2001 - 102 words, 1 comment

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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