My own personal story: A long time ago, I was a farm kid on my grandfather’s farm. The neighboring town decided to outlaw the carbide noise makers (like this one) that we used to keep crows off the corn…at peak harvest. Understandable, but we would have lost the commercial value of the sweet corn crop … Continue reading Manual Work is a Bug
I’m home sick today, so I’m a natural captive audience for free movies, or so I thought. I was half-watching a movie on Crackle (Sony) on an iPad, and the “preach to the converted” ads for new RIM products were repeated so many times that, frankly, I lost count and I barely managed to finish … Continue reading Clueless Companies Can’t Cope
Upgrade or add a monitor; do this today. Then thank me later.
This article (a summary of Ken Blanchard’s Raving Fans, with what appears to be material from a subsequent interview), may be the most important thing you read today. Ken Blanchard: Save your firm from a customer service crisis. Are your firm’s customers, or YOUR customers, raving fans? Happy reading, Dak
I’m sure you’ve seen a number of posts that talk about ‘personal branding.’ They mostly have something to sell you, or an approach you really ought to take, which involves hundreds of hours of sustained work, and buying books and seminars. BUT: to get started, keep it simple. If your blog is your primary website, … Continue reading Personal branding: overrated, or common sense?
Build it, maintain it, or it becomes irrelevant and unmaintainable. A link to an excellent (highly technical) blog
If you aren’t in the software development business, this post is not for you. These aren’t the droids you are looking for. Move along! Once upon a time, it was Good Enough to have wicked good coding skills. Master programmers would hand out assignments to the rest of the team, who would code up the … Continue reading Building teams: Developers, not Programmers