August 2006 Archives

Unfortunate headline
"Clinton Makes Up for Lost Time in Battling AIDS." Maybe they should have worded that...
August 30, 2006 - 22 words,

Amazon aStore: ecommerce for everyone
Amazon has some new products for affiliates to help easily sell products.
August 30, 2006 - 269 words, 4 comments

Yahoo Fantasy Baseball Greasemonkey
Watching my fantasy baseball team’s progress just got easier with this live stat Greasemonkey script....
August 28, 2006 - 15 words,

Introducing Feed Crier
Feed Crier can keep you up to date with your feeds through instant messaging.
August 19, 2006 - 234 words, 6 comments

Maybe I'm watching too much baseball
I’m dreaming about the game and the Giants lineup.
August 19, 2006 - 132 words, 1 comment

Jabra Support -- Fantastic service
Jabra’s customer service is exemplary.
August 18, 2006 - 600 words, 6 comments

Live Writer forces Public Domain?
A curious clause in the Windows Live blogging tool puts your content in the public domain.
August 18, 2006 - 124 words, 5 comments

Mail troubles
If you sent me an email between noon yesterday and now, you might want to resend it.
August 18, 2006 - 37 words, 1 comment

Who decides when it's right?
It doesn’t matter if the solution is technically right, if it doesn’t match the end user’s needs, you’ve failed.
August 17, 2006 - 109 words, 2 comments

You might be an entrepreneur if...
Tom Evslin’s top ten ways to know if you’re an entreprenur. "7. You can’t stand...
August 17, 2006 - 38 words,

...and thanks for all the fish
Tagyu has been shut down for now.
August 16, 2006 - 130 words, 2 comments

Seattle trip
I’ll be in Seattle for a couple of weeks. Let’s meet up.
August 15, 2006 - 33 words,

Cold Spot
"They’re hot spots, and sometimes they cool down."
August 5, 2006 - 212 words, 5 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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