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Monday
Aug092010

Making Meetings Mean Something

How to have meetings that don't suck.

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Monday
Aug022010

Managing Developer Dissension

What if two camps vehemently disagree on an item of architecture or implementation and can't get through it. How would I deal with this, if I were THE BOSS.

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Monday
Aug022010

Verbing: The Initial List

A list of the verbs we expect from sites and apps these days.

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Thursday
Jul292010

Flipboard and Facebook's struggle for definition

Flipboard is, quite simply, a way better Facebook client than Facebook for rapidly browsing newsfeed and wall post content. How will Facebook answer this?

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Tuesday
Jul272010

Verbing: Users expect the ability to act, and developers must deliver.  

It’s kind of lame if you visit a site or use an app these days and can’t “do” your favorite “verb” there.

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Tuesday
Jul272010

I'm long on Apple

Artists don’t care about money, and Apple has always been clear that it is appealing to our inner artist.

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Tuesday
Jul202010

App Searches Should be Saved

Why doesn't the app store remember what I searched for (and bought) and suggest new alternatives to me?

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Monday
Jul192010

Why do Apps Matter?

What was it that made wrapping such functionality in an "app" so compelling, and necessary to the inflection in adoption of mobile web access?

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Tuesday
Jul062010

Bootstrapping the High Performance Team  

The differences between traditional and high-performance teams (HPTs) are immense. These differences represent a 180-degree change in culture and belief sets. Once people have experienced working on a high performance team, they will go to incredible lengths to recreate that situation for themselves. Many experience it as the difference between joy and misery.

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Tuesday
Jul062010

Support, Structure, Challenge

These are the things that I (and everyone) need from our work environment (including the people around us): Support: The resources, authority, and external validation necessary to enable me to get the job done. Structure: Definition of what, when, who and how that constrain (and therefore guide) me in getting my job done. Challenge: Some amount of newness, unknowness, and audaciousness that makes this edgy for me.

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