January 2008 Archives

Daily Reading from January 30, 2008
Links to what I’ve been reading recently. How Five Years of Blogging Has Changed Me...
January 30, 2008 - 65 words,

Are we done yet?
The worst progress report ever.
January 29, 2008 - 10 words, 2 comments

Daily Reading from January 29, 2008
Links to what I’ve been reading recently. Databases are hammers; MapReduce is a screwdriver. —...
January 29, 2008 - 31 words,

NetAudioAds: bad idea
NetAudioAds says some shady things, doesn’t have an economically sound business model, and will drive your readers away.
January 24, 2008 - 624 words, 17 comments

Daily Reading from January 24, 2008
Links to what I’ve been reading recently. NetAudioAds Voice2Page and Pay Per Play Affiliate Abuses...
January 24, 2008 - 85 words,

Mefi Datamining
Bill Zeller creates a data mining app for the Mefi metadata
January 23, 2008 - 116 words,

EcoPhones on MSNBC
In which my spam complaint about EcoPhones makes MSNBC.
January 23, 2008 - 235 words,

What to do if you're laid off in 2008 recession
What to do if you’re laid off in 2008 recession — "Right now it seems...
January 23, 2008 - 29 words,

What to do if you’re laid off in 2008 recession
What to do if you’re laid off in 2008 recession — "Right now it seems...
January 23, 2008 - 29 words,

What to do if you’re laid off in 2008 recession
What to do if you’re laid off in 2008 recession — "Right now it seems...
January 23, 2008 - 29 words,

Daily Reading from January 20, 2008
Links to what I’ve been reading recently. Social Networks, from the 80s to the 00s...
January 20, 2008 - 58 words,

Daily Reading from January 19, 2008
Links to what I’ve been reading recently. What’s a Troubadour to Do? — Mega-selling recording...
January 19, 2008 - 58 words,

ScheduleOnce doesn't think much of their users
Your home page isn’t that important.
January 18, 2008 - 196 words, 6 comments

Pitching Grips - a photoset on Flickr
Pitching Grips - a photoset on Flickr — Great group of pictures and explanations for...
January 18, 2008 - 26 words,

Pitching Grips - a photoset on Flickr
Pitching Grips - a photoset on Flickr — Great group of pictures and explanations for...
January 18, 2008 - 26 words,

Pitching Grips - a photoset on Flickr
Pitching Grips - a photoset on Flickr — Great group of pictures and explanations for...
January 18, 2008 - 26 words,

Pitching Grips - a photoset on Flickr
Pitching Grips - a photoset on Flickr — Great group of pictures and explanations for...
January 18, 2008 - 26 words,

Pitching Grips - a photoset on Flickr
Pitching Grips - a photoset on Flickr — Great group of pictures and explanations for...
January 18, 2008 - 26 words,

Hiring a VP of Engineering or CTO For Non-Techie (First Time) Founders
Hiring a VP of Engineering or CTO For Non-Techie (First Time) Founders — How to...
January 17, 2008 - 64 words,

Hiring a VP of Engineering or CTO For Non-Techie (First Time) Founders
Hiring a VP of Engineering or CTO For Non-Techie (First Time) Founders — How to...
January 17, 2008 - 64 words,

Hiring a VP of Engineering or CTO For Non-Techie (First Time) Founders
Hiring a VP of Engineering or CTO For Non-Techie (First Time) Founders — How to...
January 17, 2008 - 64 words,

Hiring a VP of Engineering or CTO For Non-Techie (First Time) Founders
Hiring a VP of Engineering or CTO For Non-Techie (First Time) Founders — How to...
January 17, 2008 - 64 words,

Hiring a VP of Engineering or CTO For Non-Techie (First Time) Founders
Hiring a VP of Engineering or CTO For Non-Techie (First Time) Founders — How to...
January 17, 2008 - 64 words,

Daily Reading from January 14, 2008
Links to what I’ve been reading recently. Futzing as the Future of Work — we...
January 14, 2008 - 55 words,

Daily Reading from January 13, 2008
Links to what I’ve been reading recently. CO-2 Decaffeination Method for Coffee — Decaffeination of...
January 13, 2008 - 25 words,

Buzzword Marketing: Macworld edition
Some product marketing examples from the Macworld exhibitor list.
January 11, 2008 - 422 words,

Decluttered
Extreme desk cleansing.
January 11, 2008 - 26 words,

Daily Reading from January 11, 2008
Links to what I’ve been reading recently. How to evaluate hitters—The Hardball Times...
January 11, 2008 - 60 words,

Buzzword marketing
A job ad with nothing but buzzwords.
January 10, 2008 - 81 words, 1 comment

Daily Reading from January 08, 2008
Links to what I’ve been reading recently. Why Starbucks actually helps mom and pop coffeehouses...
January 8, 2008 - 68 words,

Daily Reading from January 06, 2008
Links to what I’ve been reading recently. Businesspundit: What Dasani Bottled Water Taught Me About...
January 6, 2008 - 19 words,

Free and easy heatmaps from vistor clicks
Two simple and free ways to add heatmaps to your web analytics toolbox.
January 5, 2008 - 267 words, 1 comment

Commodity pricing
What’s being taught in business schools is making it into the bedroom.
January 5, 2008 - 68 words,

Daily Reading from January 05, 2008
Links to what I’ve been reading recently. The Landing Page Design Toolbox: 100 Tools, Tips...
January 5, 2008 - 64 words,

Winaso's terrible service
A cautionary tale about poor service.
January 4, 2008 - 456 words, 3 comments

Desk Cleansing
Get your desk cleaned up and share it with the world
January 4, 2008 - 164 words, 3 comments

Dell's fantastic service
Dell reaches out to me and solves my Windows problem.
January 4, 2008 - 309 words,

Daily Reading from January 04, 2008
Links to what I’ve been reading recently. Selling to Big Companies Blog — "A step-by-step...
January 4, 2008 - 141 words,

2007 traffic
In which I navel-gaze at my site’s 2007 traffic.
January 2, 2008 - 226 words,

Daily Reading from January 02, 2008
Links to what I’ve been reading recently. 20 things to do on a social network...
January 2, 2008 - 102 words,

Finding a co-founder
A successful entrepreneur will need a co-founder. How do you find them?
January 1, 2008 - 687 words, 4 comments

Daily Reading from January 01, 2008
Links to what I’ve been reading recently. Scalecast - A Meta Podcast about Scalability —...
January 1, 2008 - 34 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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