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Avoiding Middle Management


Jason Kottke wrote a post earlier this week on solutions for avoiding middle management, and he made reference to Adaptive Path’s advocacy program. Some folks emailed me directly for more information, so I thought I’d share a bit more about how the...
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How to rate the fully satisfactory performer


Probably the toughest call that managers have to make is how to rate the individual whose performance all year has been fully satisfactory, where there are no important deficiencies that have to be worked on, and where the person has made some...
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Google May Get RSS Feeds via Google Alerts


It is possible that Google may add rss feeds for web search results. They already provide feeds for News and Blogs search results. I was reading this story in WSJ by Katherine Boehret where she compares the various "email alert" services available...
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Serious logistical expertise


I’m about to head to Dreamforce, Salesforce’s annual user conference. Last year it was 5,000 people. This year could be as many as 10,000. It’s a big conference with tons of logistics. But check out what the Obama campaign pulled off yesterday....
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Connecting the Cloud, One Contact at a Time


Most businesses ultimately depend on personal connections. Business people would be lost if they couldn’t connect everyday with the contacts in their address book. And businesses wouldn’t function without the rich web of connections among their...
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Haiku Poet


My blogging life touched a new low today. Or high, depending on your taste in literature. I am honored to be a published poet - using both words 'published' and 'poet' loosely. Very loosely....
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