Almost anyone who works in an industry that sells services will sooner or later be asked to create an estimate. Most people have limited skills in this area: they’re trained to perform some kind of specialist work like software development or report writing, while estimating is typically left to specialists. Where there are no specialists [...]
If you want to learn about facilitating a meeting, there’s no shortage of advice for you. On the web, in books and workshops, you can learn how to break the ice, encourage interaction, paraphrase contributions that aren’t clear, play devil’s advocate, use humour to diffuse a tense moment, publish an agenda beforehand, and so on. [...]
“My name is Carsten, and I don’t like upgrading.”—”Hi Carsten!” I’ve become that guy. I never used to be that guy. You know, the guy who’s content with the technology he has because it’s working fine for him. The guy who’s perfectly capable of scaling any technical mountain but prefers to stick with what he [...]
Most of us, whether we like it or not, have to go on business trips from time to time. When you’re in your twenties, this seems like a glamorous thing, and your partying stamina helps you deal with the adverse effects of air travel, sleep deprivation and bad food at irregular times. When you get [...]
Have you ever had to facilitate a meeting where a large number of people was asked to solve a complex problem? It’s stressful and the outcome isn’t necessarily the resolution of the problem. Every time you think you’ve discovered a solution and apply it, the nature of the problem seems to shift. Depending on your [...]
The opinions in this blog post should not be construed as advice, especially not legal advice. Whether you act on anything I suggest here is entirely up to you—I would strongly suggest you take a close look at your employment or contracting agreement and/or take legal advice from someone qualified before you take any action [...]
As a relative newcomer to the Mac, my perspective is that of a switcher. As I blogged at the time, I was originally attracted to the beautiful and affordable hardware but couldn’t conceive of a scenario where I’d actually run any OS other than Windows. My work is for a software consulting firm that works [...]
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- Graham Greene wrote exactly 500 words every day, even if it meant stopping in mid-sentence. (Thanks, @bingham_humber) http://t.co/2idJyYirs9 about 20 hours ago
- "[Gawker shows] up mainstream news outlets by delivering a master class in the new model of iterative journalism." http://t.co/9E67igshhP May 19, 2013 1:54 pm
- Freestyle's kickin' in the house tonight, move your body from left to right. May 17, 2013 11:55 pm
- RT @remarkk: Holy crap, the Gawker journo's "Rob Ford Crackstarter" campaign is up to $33k. This is actually happening. http://t.co/02fwUUl… May 17, 2013 9:04 pm
- Blast from the past. Didn't know they still made/sold these. http://t.co/wMsLfVnGPB May 16, 2013 11:23 am
- @Daryl_Woods Good article, excellent presentation. Thx. May 16, 2013 12:28 am in reply to Daryl_Woods
- The new Daft Punk reminds me of Beastie Boys' The In Sound from Way Out. May 15, 2013 11:04 am
- At #sp_summit listening to @brianlala mesmerize the room with His SharePoint chops. May 13, 2013 1:13 pm