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Actually, the path went CPA to Software Developer\Consultant to Duct Tape Marketing Coach. Now that I am no longer doing software development, I haven't posted here in quite a while. I now have my own company where I help small businesses implement marketing systems. For those of you who may be interested, I post about small business marketing on my ......

For the 4 to 6 people (do my parents count?) that read this blog, you may be want to look at my new site. The rss feed for the new site is here. I will continue to post my truly geeky posts here and I will use my new site for posts that blur between technology, business and management ......

If you haven't seen it yet, Johanna Rothman has a great series on “Schedule Games” over on her blog starting here.

I received this information today via the Agile Project Management mailing list. The Lean-Agile Summit: a unique opportunity to meet and interact with the thought-leaders of Lean-Agile Software Development and Project Management. Come hear Rob Thomsett, Mary Poppendieck, and Sanjiv Augustine discuss how organizations can transform their IT to deliver ......

I found this post about internal marketing over on TomPeters.com to be interesting and timely since the company that I work for will be having a meeting this friday to review our marketing plan. ......

I added a couple new links in my blog roll that you may be interested in.

“Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish.“ -Sam Walton, American Retailing ......

This month I received my first issue of CMO magazine (subject = marketing). As I was flipping through the pages I noticed that one of the comments from a reader about one of the previous issue's articles. The comment was from John Jantsch, president of Duct Tape Marketing, a marketing firm in Kansas City. The company that I work for is a client of John's, ......

I recently changed my phone service to Vonage. Vonage provides VOIP and has 2 basic plans for residential customers, 500 minutes for $15/mo or unlimited calling for $25/mo. Since I don't talk on the phone very often, I went with the 500 min package. My “traditional” phone service cost me roughly $45 just for the service (local) and taxes, ......

The three readers of this blog have probably noticed that it has been quite here for a while. I have recently started a Six Sigma Black Belt class through Villanova University. If anyone is interested in Six Sigma, Lean, or other quality measures and how they apply to software, I'd love to chat. I have also been doing more private writing lately. I ......

This isn't news, just posting here so I can find it later. SQL Server 2005 pricing Enterprise $24,999 per server processor Standard $ 5,999 per server processor Workgroup $ 3,899 per server processor note: Log shipping now available with Workgroup Dell is selling servers pre-loaded with SQL Server SQL Server 2000 now has a Workgroup version ......

Midwest airlines will begin offering handheld, video on demand entertainment. I received this in an email; I couldn't find it on their site to link to it, so here is the cut & paste. Entertainment Choices Start April 1The digEplayerTM – a handheld unit that puts more than 50 entertainment choices right on your tray table. Available on flights ......

The Game of Work Charles A. Coonradt In the Game of Work, Charles Coonradt shows us the parallels between business and sport. Scorekeeping and defining the field of play in business are some of the principles explained by the author through the use of instructions, worksheets and real life examples. The author shows how the manager as coach can be more ......

I often hear people talk about personas. Although they correctly attribute them to Alan Cooper, the descriptions I hear often conflict with what I have read in Cooper's books and learned at his companies training seminars. In this post I will try to point out what I think are some important differences between what I have learned and what I often hear ......

The March issue of Wired has an interesting article speculating on the future use of elective surgery as a way to enhance performance for athletes. One example would be a baseball pitcher having Tommy John surgery before they actually have an injury. Interesting read given the current noise regarding steroids ......

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