Small

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My 3 year old daughter is in school. Most of her classmates are older than her. She keeps up great. But she reported to us recently, that many kids have called her small. And it makes her feel bad. It’s easy to just chalk this up to kids being naive. “Hey kid, comparing your age… keep reading

Start Making Something

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Illustration by Mike Rohde New year, new you! If you started 2018 with an idea for a product, business, or creative pursuit, now is the time to start making something. In this episode: A tabletop game designer finds that sometimes, all you need to get going is a pack of index cards and a pencil; a… keep reading

Deliberate Practice?

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Photo by Steven Lelham There’s an endless list of books about how the greatest become the greatest — deliberate practice. They don’t just show up time after time. They also set short measurable goals and keep stretching them. Time your runs. Swim a bit faster. Get yourself over that pull up bar just one more time. That’s great… keep reading

Looking for a new job? Don’t be boring

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The best advice for someone who’s on the job hunt this new year “Don’t be boring.” When I asked Amanda Lannert, CEO of Jellyvision, what advice she had for people who are looking to get a job, that’s the answer she gave. As a CEO of a rapidly growing 400-person company, soon to be 500 people, Lannert… keep reading

What’s the point of vlogging?

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On January 2, 2017 I published a video on YouTube telling everyone I was starting a daily vlog. I also told them I’d probably fail. I did. I remember the exact meeting I was in at Accenture in 2001 when I found out a manager I was working with had started his own “blog”. Though… keep reading

A New Approach to Feature Requests

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A few months ago, I got this email from a customer: It would be wonderful if there was a way to tag/assign forwarded emails to specific task lists within client projects. The “email forwards” section is really cumbersome on large scope client projects where we have lots of balls in the air at once. It’s… keep reading