September 2, 2014

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How To Write Emails That Get Read

Are your emails getting the attention they deserve? Between email, text messages, instant messages and social media, we are inundated with more information than we can possibly absorb. Yet, every day we ask the people around us, “Did you read my email?” and are dismayed when we find out it was overlooked or, worse, deleted. […]

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June 25, 2014

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So You Want To Get A Job Making Video Games

I have been a gamer my whole life and have lots of ideas. How do I get a job making video games? Every once in a while someone approaches me with that question and I appreciate the passion. Last weekend I had the opportunity to share some thoughts with a handful of high school and college […]

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May 14, 2014

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Don’t Confuse Motion And Progress

#186150115 / gettyimages.com   “Don’t confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving but doesn’t make any progress.” ~Alfred Montapert   As leaders, we love, no, need to see that things are making progress. If we don’t see any progress, we might get impatient and start taking action to get things moving again. This is […]

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May 8, 2014

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Pride and Joy Projects

3 full racks of Cisco CRS-1 routers

A common interview question is “What is the project you’re most proud of?” I love asking that question because most candidates light up and relax as they talk about a project they enjoyed. I love answering that question because I get to talk about the project that is still my pride and joy 10 years […]

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May 6, 2014

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Scrum Shortcuts Without Cutting Corners: A Review

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  I first discovered Ilan’s Goldstein’s Scrum shortcuts on his blog where I quickly became a fan of his practical advice and personal stories from his years of experience implementing Scrum. Plus, the Scrumtroopers were a lot of fun. So I was delighted to learn he was writing a book that would expand on the nuggets […]

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April 30, 2014

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Poll: What Topics Interest You Most?

Feedback is important. At work, we run a team satisfaction survey every few months and take the feedback to heart. The same goes for blogging. If I only write what is interesting to me, this blog will not be as interesting or helpful to you. With over 130 published posts covering a wide variety of […]

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