If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!There’s one day a week when my work quality sucks. It’s Monday. Don’t expect something great from me on Monday. The reason is simple: I
It’s easy to confuse friendly with competence. A lot of companies talk about being easy to work with. Fewer explain what they mean by that. As a software architect, I worked with a lot of programmers who came across as
It’s a beautiful Saturday evening in Spring, and I’m writing blog posts on Word for iPad. Yes, my life is that dull, but Word for iPad gives my life a little spark. Microsoft resuscitated itself with Office for iPad. Everything
Do you dread updating your resume? Does the thought of refreshing your LinkedIn profile make want to vomit? If you answered “yes,” we have a lot in common. My LinkedIn profile was duller than dirt. It read like everybody else’s.
Does the word “networking” make you want to puke? Me too. For one thing, I get sick of hearing verbs turned into nouns. The “ask.” The “tell.” Teh gag. For another, mixers and networking events rudely distract from the noble
You’re not a good multi-tasker. If your LinkedIn profile (or your 20th century resume) talks about your awesome multi-tasking skills, delete it. Now. Your multi-tasking brags tell a future employer that either (a) you’re lying, or (b) you’re a lousy
Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products by Nir Eyal My rating: 5 of 5 stars The best business book I’ve read. And I’ve read a lot. If you design products, software, apps, systems, programs, or companies, you have to read
Every now and then, I wonder how companies stay in business. I see so many companies operating on the principle that the way they’ve always done things is the only way they can be done. This leads to the bad
Listening to the click-click-click of some else’s iPhone as they tap away makes me want drive my car off a cliff. If you’re an offender, try this. Go to Settings–>Sounds Scroll down to bottom Slide Keyboard Clicks off. Thank you.
I am a terrible, disloyal man. In 1994, I sent about ten letters to technology companies asking for free stuff. I was in the Navy then, but I wanted to get out and start a publishing company. I needed computers,