The technology we use at work reflects our jobs. In contrast, the technology we choose to incorporate into our personal lives reflects our humanity. As personal technology invades the workplace, it has the potential to make our jobs more human. (Update: Read this article on branding and how humanizing an experience can lead to dramatic […]
I can’t tell you how happy the following trick has made me. Do you dial into the same conference call numbers regularly? Do you hate having to juggle between your calendar to remember the access code, and your phone app to dial it? In my case, I work with many different sales people, each with […]
I’m confused by all these companies with intrusive “ads” that simply say “follow me on…” and list every social network under the stars. Why would I want to connect socially with any of these brands? I was at a hotel yesterday. Beautiful, calm place. Disturbed only by this big banner with all their URLs. For […]
So, DirecTV’s chairman believes that most people want to keep the cable box they already have (and that Apple is not a threat). To frame this delusion, I grabbed the first thing at hand. A banana. Why does the cable box need to be so big? Do I really need yet another clock in my […]
If you talk about feature/function – the person you’re speaking with responds “OK, I’ll call you when I need that”. If instead you talk about capabilities, business issues, or industry trends they respond “awesome, i’m trying to do this, tell me what you think”.
Public speaking for beginners or people who don’t speak often can be uncomfortable. I enjoy it so much, I couldn’t image a career where I didn’t get up in front of groups of strangers and talked. I thought it might be constructive to share some of my experience presenting. I see a lot of “customers” […]