July 2006 Archives

Cuban's response
Mark Cuban agrees with me on the quality of most of the suggestions for improving movie marketing.
July 28, 2006 - 237 words,

Magic mirror
I have no idea what I’d connect it to, but I really want a magic...
July 27, 2006 - 16 words,

Google Calendars in iCal
How to sync your Google Calendar with iCal
July 27, 2006 - 167 words, 6 comments

Night of the Long Tail
The long tail can be scary for ad executives.
July 27, 2006 - 101 words,

Movie marketing on a budget
Mark Cuban’s looking for more cost effective ways to market movies.
July 25, 2006 - 1426 words, 5 comments

37 Signals -- Small no more?
37 Signals used to be proud of the fact they needed no outside investment.
July 20, 2006 - 281 words, 2 comments

Highlighting form fields with unobtrusive JavaScript
Automatically highlight the form fields on your web page.
July 19, 2006 - 357 words, 6 comments

Rick Segal gets Inuitive
Bad software’s like a toilet seat in the grocery store.
July 17, 2006 - 206 words,

Double slam
The Mets today hit two Grand Slams in the same inning. Think that’s amazing? In...
July 16, 2006 - 34 words,

Think or do
Ideas are a dime a dozen. Executing them is what’s valuable.
July 13, 2006 - 100 words, 1 comment

SimpleComments and MT 3.3 - fixed
An update to SimpleComments ensures compatibility with the latest MT versions.
July 12, 2006 - 19 words, 4 comments

MySQL performance blog
Anyone working with MySQL should be reading the MySQL Performance Blog. There’s some great insights...
July 12, 2006 - 29 words,

Link sales at W3C
So text link ads are okay according to some. Do you feel the same if...
July 12, 2006 - 22 words,

A million parts
Jeff Jarvis has a brilliant guest piece that sums up the changing roles of content...
July 12, 2006 - 111 words

Huff to Astros
Third baseman Aubrey Huff moves from Tampa to Houston. The 'stros now have two power-hitting...
July 12, 2006 - 23 words

Click Fraud corrections
Click fraud will go away on its own. But is that a good thing?
July 11, 2006 - 308 words, 2 comments

Oh the irony
TechCrunch rips PayPerPost, a company that pays bloggers to write blog posts for advertisers. That’s...
July 3, 2006 - 39 words, 2 comments

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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