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Gmail Superstars

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An unofficial blog that watches Googles latest attempts to move your operating system online. Google Operating System. Unofficial news and tips about Google. Sunday, July 13, 2008. Gmail Superstars. One of the 13 features added to Gmail Labs in May is Superstars, an extension of Gmails starring system. Instead of using a single star to flag all the messages, you can choose between 12 icons. After enabling Superstars in Gmail Labs and clicking on "Save changes", go to the settings and select the icons you want to use. To star messages faster, enable keyboard shortcuts in the settings. cry. #.

Keeping a social network rolling, America’s RV community

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OK, I'll admit it, I'm a freak for RVs. All kinds, Class A, Class C, even conversion vans have a soft spot in my heart. Maybe it's because of the feeling of freedom I get on the open road, or the sheer comfort of some of these beautiful home away from home on wheels. Today I spent sometime with total strangers, yet they were as friendly as my next door neighbors. Paul, MN at the state fairgrounds.

QlikView 8.5 Does More, Costs Less

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I haven’t been working much with QlikView recently, which is why I haven’t been writing about it. But I did receive news of their latest release, 8.5, which was noteworthy for at least two reasons. The first is new pricing. Without going into the details, I can say that QlikView significantly lowered the cost of an entry level system, while also making that system more scalable. This should make it much easier for organizations that find QlikView intriguing to actually give it a try. This is admittedly esoteric, but it does address an issue that came up fairly often. But wait: there’s more.

The Time Investment Principle


I received an email recently from a friend who serves as an operations manager for one of the top environmental engineering firms. He was asking for advice on how to balance meeting a utilization goal of 75% and managing a staff of 70 in five offices. His predicament, unfortunately, is not uncommon in our business. Is 75% a reasonable utilization goal for a manager of 70 people? I don't think so.

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Sybase IQ: A Different Kind of Columnar Database (Or Is It The Other Way Around?)

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I spent a fair amount of time this past week getting ready for my part in the July 10 DM Radio Webcast on columnar databases. Much of this was spent updating my information on SybaseIQ , whose CTO Irfan Khan was a co-panelist. Sybase was particularly eager to educate me because I apparently ruffled a few feathers when my July DM Review column described SybaseIQ as a “variation on a columnar database” and listed it separately from other columnar systems. Not that they put it that way.) In truth, though, that original article was part of the problem. So there was no error in what I wrote.

How to Get Bloggers to Write About You


Getting blog coverage for your product or service is now just as (if not more) important than getting written about in traditional media. Blogs are now mainstream, as almost 80% of Internet users report having read a blog within the last year. Blog coverage helps increase awareness, build credibility for your brand, and helps with SEO. But how do you get beyond the basics? It's bad for bloggers.

Anecdote: What's real work at your work?

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Company Profile. Consulting Services. Keynote Speaking. About Us. Workshops & Seminars. Whitepapers. Anecdote Associates. Clients. Contact us. Categories. Anecdotes. Blogging. Books. Change management. Collaboration. Communities of practice. Complexity. Culture. Expertise location. Facilitation. Intervention design. Knowledge. Knowledge circulation. Most Significant Change. Narrative. Newsletter.

Technically Nonpersuasive


As a proposal manager, I've been fortunate to enjoy some notable success over the years. My win rate is 75%. One of my key strategies: I rewrite most of what I get from other team members. Well, few of you would disagree that technical professionals often lack strong writing skills. So I improve grammar, sentence structure, clarity, and organization. But more importantly, most technical professionals don't know how to write persuasively. In fact, they've been taught how not to. Just the facts, ma'am. But persuasive communication must connect at the personal level. Business Development

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

25 B2B marketing thought leaders answer the question "What do you expect to B2B marketers to be doing more of or differently in 2016?" The results are amazing insights around content marketing, achieving business results, alignment, employee advocacy, new technologies, customer experience and more.

Smart Marketing: Small Business Marketing: 3 Things you MUST Do to Make Retail Customers feel Comfortable

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i do small business marketing consulting for clients whose businesses fall within the $1 million-$70 million range in revenues. recently, i had the opportunity to "mystery shop" a client's store. this high-end retailer was wondering why

B2B Marketing Fast Fixes


The slowdown across some sectors of the economy is forcing B2B marketers to pull back on spending, yet continue to produce great results (or else). With that in mind, MarketingSherpa last week presented their Top 10 B-to-B Marketing FastFixes: How to Generate & Nurture More Qualified Leads. Here are the highlights from the webinar. Revisit SEO Technologies, needs and customers change over time.

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Connecting 2 the World: Developing "mind velco"

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skip to main | skip to sidebar. Connecting 2 the World. Connecting ideas, cultures, and disciplines. Thursday, July 17, 2008. Developing "mind velco". Related to comments Ken Allen and Tony Karrer made on my blog, I began to think about the mind of the adult and the "basis" on which adults learn (the "mind velcro" on which we can build on). The first two phases of Learning I was recently watching a TV show about teenagers (living with two, I need all the help I can get!) and they presented some information on some of the research that has been coming out of brain scans. Posted by V Yonkers.

The Changing Business Landscape


When tracking business trends, the first inclination is to look at the numbers. But what people are thinking matters more because that's what ultimately drives actions. Case in point: The most recent statistics available from PSMJ indicate that the A/E business as a whole has weathered the current economic downturn fairly well. But a different picture emerges from their annual CEO Roundtable. At the most recent roundtable, CEOs were asked to identify their top challenges for 2008. That doesn't mean the problem has gone away, although many firms are laying off staff. Strategy

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Connecting 2 the World: What do businesses really want?

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skip to main | skip to sidebar. Connecting 2 the World. Connecting ideas, cultures, and disciplines. Wednesday, July 16, 2008. What do businesses really want? Well, the Financial Times just confirmed what I have been saying all along: Businesses SAY they want a certain type of worker, but they really arent hiring those that meet the criteria. In the article written by Stefan Stern, there were a number of studies done looking at what attributes were being advertised for (in this case the article focused on entrepreneurship) and what managers and HR personnel actually chose. Posted by V Yonkers.

Connecting 2 the World: Is constructing knowledge based on analysis a work literacy skill?

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skip to main | skip to sidebar. Connecting 2 the World. Connecting ideas, cultures, and disciplines. Monday, July 14, 2008. Is constructing knowledge based on analysis a work literacy skill? I have been reading "Constructing Grounded Theory" by Kathy Charmaz for my dissertation. As I was reading it, I began to think that many of the points she brings up could very well be used for the workplace. One problem I see with all of the data and communication tools available to students is the lack of training on how to problem solve and conduct an analysis. Coding and identifying trends in the data.

Le competenze del Knowledge Worker

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About. Contatti. Credits. eLearning Goddess. Alfabeti digitali, lingue, linguaggi, scrittura, e-learning, tutoring online, tecnologie didattiche, crossmedialità e netlife a cura di Giuliana Guazzaroni. Feed on. Articoli. Commenti. Le competenze del Knowledge Worker. Luglio 16, 2008 di Giuliana Guazzaroni. Quali sono le competenze necessarie a un/una lavoratore/lavoratrice della conoscenza? Ho letto un post di Gina Minks che si interroga sui seguenti punti:  . Should workplace learning professionals be leading the charge around these new work literacies? Shouldnâ??t And then shouldnâ??t 1% ).

Non di solo Google.

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