I am helping a large corporate client organize their purchasing system for routine print orders.
Here are the questions I am asking:
1. What is the Old Guard used to? What do they LOVE and take pride in about the present system?
Usually, early systems in an organization are based on trust and feeling […]
There is a place for blame, particularly if it’s a place that’s visited briefly, on the way to somewhere else. The key is to remember that when we judge someone (or ourselves) for blaming, we’re not improving things.
More often than not, blame is a tiresome game we catch ourselves and others using to avoid […]
I am up to my ears lately because I have succeeded in attracting an abundance of dream clients: Creative, innovative, deeply thinking, open to possibility—Ayeee!!
The past two weeks have mostly been spent creating flowcharts, communicating, adjusting flowcharts and communicating some more. For once, I’ve been thankful for the boring little projects one can sweep […]
Thinking about jump-starting a living knowledgebase at work (or elsewhere)? Some readers like nice, long explanations. Most like that and a quick bottom-line read. Here are seven quick sparks for “Getting Your Hands on Wisdom”:
1. Look for and value chances for cross-departmental interaction
The more relaxed, the better.
2. Get yourself […]
We learn so much from challenging projects. As thinking beings, we take those lessons and apply them to the next project, as well as (hopefully) to other areas of our lives. How do we share what we’ve learned so that the information and experience is available when and where it’s needed?
This Jeff Han video (see the first one I posted here) demonstrates more specific applications to show how the multi-touch interface is evolving. This presentation was part of Adobe’s TED2006. Han is a research scientist for NYU’s Media Research Lab, and the inventor of an “interface-free” touch-driven computer screen.
Check out how Adobe Illustrator is using del.icio.us to organize web-wide tips and tutorials! They’ve integrated del.icio.us directly into the CS3 knowhow palette. I haven’t upgraded yet, but I can still go to the web page and pick through the links—or go to http://knowhow.adobe.com, where the demo allows me […]
Over the next few weeks, I’ll be exploring life beyond competition. I’m not exploring life without competition (for now)… just beyond it.
Among the many reasons I am suspicious of competition is its pervasive presence in Western world view. Biologists see it among cells; astronomers see it in celestial interactions. Starts to feel a little […]
Many web features I download end up sitting somewhere in my browser, taking up space. Over time, however, del.icio.us has proven to be very, very useful!
If you haven’t used del.icio.us, it bills itself as a social bookmarking website that allows you to save favorites/bookmarks online. This way, you can access them from […]
Jeff Han is doing some great work at NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. I’m thrilled and excited that people like Jeff are steadily building bridges to the day that computers spill off our desktops and more deeply into our lives (freeing our butts from those “ergonomic” chairs).
Policies foster laziness.
With polices, you don’t have to think—you don’t have to consider, dialog or listen. You don’t have to take responsibility for your choice. You can just refer to the Policy: You can say, “Sorry, that’s just our Policy”.
Having said that, we’ve been discussing just such a thing for a creative department […]
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