November 2007 Archives

Evel Knievel, RIP
Evel Knievel, RIP — The daredevil dies at age 69. "'It’s been coming for years,...
November 30, 2007 - 28 words, 1 comment

Yahoo, Adobe team on PDF ads
Yahoo, Adobe team on PDF ads — Dynamic ads served inside the PDF reader targeted...
November 28, 2007 - 28 words,

The Man Behind the TheFunded.com's VC Slagfest Reveals Himself to Wired
The Man Behind the TheFunded.com’s VC Slagfest Reveals Himself to Wired — "He wants to...
November 15, 2007 - 28 words,

Milestone payments
Milestones in contracts sound like a great idea, but what happens when priorities change?
November 8, 2007 - 324 words,

Hiring rock stars
The best employees probably don’t want to work for you.
November 8, 2007 - 149 words, 3 comments

Teleflip spams your friends
Classless move by teleflip.
November 6, 2007 - 110 words, 11 comments

OAuth use case
A real world account hijacking problem and how OAuth can solve it.
November 3, 2007 - 614 words,

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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