Transparency of The Web

After this post, I got an email from a friend asking my opinion on how much information is “safe to reveal” on the Internet. In the above referenced post, I write about how a website is becoming a must-have. But how far is too far? You’ll find that I’m a pretty transparent web-body. Maybe that’s […]

Who does Yahoo! think they are? (or How To Turn Away Your Biggest Fans)

Flickr: Really cool. Yahoo!: Really big. I decided to use a Flickr account for the youth group that I work with at church. In order to do so, I needed to create a Yahoo! account (yes, I got in after the acquisition). I created one, uploaded some pictures and then went a few weeks without […]

Meetings: Good Idea, Bad Idea

It seems that the one carryover from brick-and-mortar, manual, old school business to the new knowledge-based economy is that upper management likes to have meetings. Meetings are necessary. Meetings suck. Here’s my meeting school: Meetings are good: Task assignments are best identified by the team, rather than just direct orders by a superior. Resource allocations […]

Motivation

Happy New Year! I think. Hopefully your endeavors for the year are off to a good start. If you’re a leader working to motivate people, I have some ideas for you. Compensation alone can only motivate temporarily. Substantially higher pay for mundane work may get Samuel motivated to work on a project for a very […]