Weblogs in Business Archives

Wrong way to advertise in a feed
Advertising in feeds is tricky. Do it wrong like Hack-a-Day did and you’ll alienate readers.
December 6, 2005 - 548 words,

At Gnomedex
A quick report from Gnomedex in Lake Tahoe.
October 2, 2004 - 349 words, 1 comment

Joining Pheedo
A consultant no longer, I’m now the CTO of Pheedo.
September 28, 2004 - 300 words, 5 comments

Meme propagation tracking
Using the Technorati API to track the spread of a meme.
August 1, 2004 - 176 words, 4 comments

RSS Scaling session
For a session like this, it seems that a collaborative workspace would be a natural fit.
July 29, 2004 - 40 words,

Ebig Slides
The slides from my ebig presentation are now online.
May 4, 2004 - 23 words, 2 comments

RSS Strategies
Are you publishing in RSS? Have you received any benefits from it?
April 13, 2004 - 410 words

How to Capitalize on Blogging
Slides and thoughts from my presentation at Fastlane’s How to Capitalize on Blogging workshop.
February 5, 2004 - 211 words, 2 comments

Yahoo RSS first thoughts
After using the Yahoo RSS reader for five minutes, I offer some hasty thoughts.
January 22, 2004 - 259 words,

Yahoo Re-aggregator
After a false start earlier this month, My Yahoo now includes an RSS aggregator.
January 22, 2004 - 91 words

Weblogs for Capitalists
I’m speaking at "How to Capitalize on Blogging," on Feb 5, 2004.
January 19, 2004 - 85 words, 2 comments

Management by Baseball
A former baseball reporter and current management consultant takes lessons learned from baseball news and applies them to business management.
January 17, 2004 - 140 words, 1 comment

Spider-Man marketing by Blog
Sony Pictures is getting free marketing on blogs with the creation of Spider-Man 2 blog template sets.
January 1, 2004 - 152 words, 6 comments

Keyword confusion
Some of my document metadata was misinterpreted by a reader. Should I be doing something differently?
June 18, 2003 - 409 words, 12 comments

Build your brand
Consultants who blog report that their blogs don’t earn them clients. So why should they keep on blogging? It builds their brand.
June 16, 2003 - 519 words, 5 comments

ActiveWords
If you are a Windows user, you need to try ActiveWords. If you are a marketer, you need to try marketing by blog like Buzz does.
June 16, 2003 - 564 words, 4 comments

Be interesting or be quiet
Don’t fill your blog with inane banter just because you can’t think of anything to say. Your audience won’t appreciate it.
June 13, 2003 - 217 words, 10 comments

What is a weblog?
Need to describe blogging to your boss? Blogs are the push-button publishing that everyone hyped in the early days of the web. Blogging software makes it easy for anyone to publish.
May 21, 2003 - 143 words, 3 comments

SourceForge RSS
SourceForge is now providing RSS feeds with information about the open source projects they host. Your company can use weblogs and RSS to track project status internally or with customers.
May 6, 2003 - 108 words,

Comment responsibility
EBay’s win in a recent lawsuit might have an impact on comments made on your weblog.
May 6, 2003 - 95 words,

The agenda of Professional blogs
Why do professionals create weblogs? It’s all about marketing.
April 29, 2003 - 280 words, 4 comments

Webogs in Business Conference
ClickZ is organizing a conference on blogging in business.
April 23, 2003 - 79 words, 3 comments

Microsoft blogs
Many Microsoft employees have their own blogs. In addition to some great insight into the company, this provides a lesson to your own company.
April 19, 2003 - 151 words,

Opinion tracking
If you want to know what people think about your products, don’t ask them to tell you. Listen to what they tell others.
April 19, 2003 - 154 words,

New subject: Business Blogging
Want to know more about business uses for weblogs? Keep an eye on this space.
April 5, 2003 - 62 words,

Weblogs in Business
How can a blog help your business? You can improve marketing. knowledge sharing, collaboration, and team communication, all without knowing a thing about Web publishling.
April 4, 2003 - 610 words, 3 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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