The 'e1evation workflow' continues to deliver!

In my effort to develop a powerfully simple workflow for my clients, I came up with something so elegant that I had to use it myself. Here are the results after 1 quarter of use…
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D8: Steve Jobs Onstage

http://s.wsj.net/media/swf/main.swf

“Apple was 90 days away from going bankrupt – Employees stayed because they bleed in 6 colors” – Steve Jobs”

Those were my Apple days. I was one of them. If you love your iPad, hug an Apple veteran — they bled six colors for you…

Why We All Hate Consultants (and Why It's Okay)

When my company is stuck, I’m just as inclined to hire an outside advisor as other leaders are. But I hate it. Hiring a consultant means something needs to be fixed, or grown, or that I don’t know what to do next. I’m not talking about contractors whom I hire to do what I need and they are supplemental labor. I’m talking the consultants where I hire them to advise me. Hiring them usually means we’ve already failed in our first effort. It mostly means we are vulnerable. We need. So I believe we should all hate consultants. You probably already do. It’s okay. I give you permission.

I love Nilofer Merchant’s perspective on things — it’s so different from what I hear day to day, and yet so wise. Follow the ‘via’ link for the rest of this article and follow Nilofer Merchant in social media — just try to keep up!

Look Who's Blogging

Wow. I’m in the bottom [or top?] 7%!

More tutorials…

Here are a couple more…

“In response to my recent post on free tutorial sites for web worker applications several readers called out some excellent alternative sites. I’ve given these sites a try, and a couple of them are good enough that I feel trumped. In this post, I’ll discuss the kinds of free resources you can leverage there.” Web Worker Daily » Archive 4 More Top-Notch, Free App Tutorial Sites «

Click the link to read more…

The blogging three step…

…according to John Jantsch…

One of the most common questions I receive is “how do I get started blogging?” Some might find it a bit odd that I suggest a three step approach and the first two steps don’t have much to do with directly working on your own blog. No, I think you get started blogging by working on your blogging mindset and blogging presence. So, here’s my 3-step blogging start-up plan.”

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How to Manage Email Overload with some help from your RSS Reader

Here’s a post on one of my favorite topics. Save your inbox for ‘just in time’ information by sending all your ‘just in case’ information to your newsfeed reader…

“If you’re feeling overwhelmed with the sheer volume of email messages that hit your Inbox daily, try these new ideas that may help reduce your overall email burden without interrupting the incoming flow of information.

You may also want to check out Getting Email Under Control – a PDF ebook from David Allen where talks about tackling email using the the Getting Things Done methodology.” Source: How to Manage Email Overload with some help of your RSS Reader

I’ve done a 30 minute training session on how to use Google Reader and you can view it here. Give me a call at (920) 486-4798 or drop me a note using the contact from if you’d like to know more…

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