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April 2006

Growing a Business Website: Fix the Basics First (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox)

Clear content, simple navigation, and answers to customer questions have the biggest impact on business value. Advanced technology matters much less.

How I Work: Bill Gates - Apr. 4, 2006

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On my desk I have three screens, synchronized to form a single desktop. I can drag items from one screen to the next. Once you have that large display area, you'll never go back, because it has a direct impact on productivity.

March 2006

Slashdot | How Many People Work in Your Internet Department?

We are in the middle of a major website redesign and everyone is asking why it takes so long to complete, and almost daily I have to explain that I do not have enough manpower. Of course, I can't prove ROI until the new site is launched. » Looking Busy

What I’ve come to find is that people wear their busyness as a badge of honor. The busier you are, the more important you are. The more important you are, the busier you need to look. The word business itself is the noun form describing a state of being busy.

The big DRM mistake

Digital Rights Managements hurts paying customers, destroys Fair Use rights, renders customers' investments worthless, and can always be defeated. Why are consumers and publishers being forced to use DRM?

IPTV: killer apps and dead horses | The Register

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Time and time again, industry talk comes back to what the one "killer app" will be for IPTV as a platform.

February 2006

mezzoblue § Speaking? Tips.

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These tips will probably be more relevant if you’re a nervous talker and you suspect you won’t fill in enough time. (If you’re a rambler, there are other people who can offer you far better advice than I.)

Conference Presentation Judo

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I gave this talk at YAPC in St. Louis in 2002. It's about how to give a successful three-hour conference tutorial.

Creating Passionate Users: How to speak at a tech conference

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I've asked some conference organizers to help me come up with tips for those who'd like to speak at a for-profit tech conference. The more diversity we have, the greater the collective intelligence.

Bona tempora volvant--by Guy Kawasaki: How to Get a Standing Ovation

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The purpose of this blog entry is to help you give great speeches.

Bona tempes volvant: The 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint

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I am trying to evangelize the 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint. It’s quite simple: a PowerPoint presentation should have ten slides, last no more than twenty minutes, and contain no font smaller than thirty points.

January 2006

The top 20 IT mistakes to avoid | InfoWorld | Analysis | 2004-11-19 | By Chad Dickerson

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As it turns out, our many contributors to this article had a lot to say -- but precious little to say on record. Names may be withheld, but the lessons are still potent.

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