Monthly Archives: November 2006

Product management is everything and everything is product management

Now, I’m no expert in product management. But let’s be honest, if we sat around and waited for me to write only on things at which I am expert, we’d all be in for a long, cold wait. So, all … Continue reading

Posted in Career, Goals, Growth, Product management | 4 Comments

Coming out of the garage

And apparently into the cafe. Web Worker Daily points us to a growing trend for startups. For those of you with that entrepreneurial bent, rejoice! You are no longer relegated to the garage. No more secret startup. Now, you can … Continue reading

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Why should this outlook be particular to startups?

Happened upon Andy Monfried’s You ain’t gonna learn what you don’t want to know when I was pointed to the post Value creation in a startup. Two things occur to me: Andy can craft a meandering rant that rivals even … Continue reading

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Media Temple experiencing some technical glitches

Apologies for the outage(s). Media Temple is working to rectify the problem.

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Job titles should define the problem not the solution

Cameron Moll of Authentic Boredom was taking a look at the recent job listings on his site. And he’s provided some analysis of his review. My favorite? The second bullet under the analysis. Specifically: In today’s job market, I question … Continue reading

Posted in Bus, Communication, Employment, Recruiting | 3 Comments

Don't fight the rhythm

(Hat tip to Kathy Sierra for Creating Passionate Users: Rhythm method) One of the problems with driven employees is that they think they should be working–all of the time. I know, because I think I should be working all the … Continue reading

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File under "Insights that seem shocking if you've been working under a rock"

According to the Houston Chronicle–or as the hip kids like to call it “The Chron”–half of your stellar employees may be looking for a new gig. No. I’m serious. Forty-seven percent of your most productive, most creative, most valuable workers … Continue reading

Posted in Corporate Culture, Employment, Loyalty, Management, Performance, Value | 1 Comment