Archive for May, 2010

May 27 2010

Take a Strategic Vacation

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This is yet another story that I’ve told dozens of time to individual and groups, and now finally written down. Here is a short video talk: As usual, the vimeo page offers it for HTML5, non-Flash platforms like the iPad. Back in 2004 I co-founded Mobile Workforce Management, a vertical market SaaS firm. For the […]

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May 25 2010

Standing Desk Experiment and Experiences

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Round 1, 2007 Back in 2007 I read a few articles about the merits of stand-up desks, in regards to health and productivity. According to the New York Times and other sources, standing desks have been not quite common, but neither terribly uncommon, for many years. Sitting all the time is apparently quite unhealthy. Famously, […]

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May 24 2010

I’m Dreaming of a Better Social Media Client

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I’m not a big social media guy. I’m certaintly not a social media consultant, nor a maven. I never used MySpace at all, and I was not among the first to use Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc. But I do find all of those useful to keep in touch with a bunch of people using all […]

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May 19 2010

The Prolog Story

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I’ve told this story in person dozens of times, it’s time to write it down and share it here. I’ve again experimentally recorded a video version (below), which you can view on a non-Flash device here. I know a little Prolog, which I learned in college – just enough to be dangerous. Armed with that, […]

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May 07 2010

When Will It Ship? Estimates and Promises

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I’m trying something new with this post: a short video presentation of approximately the same content. Here is an area of confusion that has come up both at Oasis Digital, and at every other firm I’ve worked: estimate ≠ promise Background: Unpredictability Around half of my software development and leadership experience has been in enterprise/internal […]

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