December 2003 Archives

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December 31, 2003 - 147 words, 6 comments

RFID Privacy
RFID privacy concerns are largely overblown. Companies are already drowing in data. and turning that data into useful information is a lot harder than it sounds. Companies, governments, and individuals already have far easier and more effective ways of gathering information about you than RFID can provide.
December 23, 2003 - 426 words, 3 comments

Carmel Coffee Marketing
The owner of a Carmel coffee company demonstrates a very effective marketing technique.
December 5, 2003 - 89 words, 6 comments

Amazon Reactivated
Amazon did activate my new phone, it just took them a week to do it. Now I have two accounts.
December 4, 2003 - 349 words, 6 comments

Motorola MPx200 Review
The first Windows Smartphone to be sold in the US is a winner.
December 1, 2003 - 626 words, 42 comments

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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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