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Posts Tagged "Communication"

Android vs iPhone: Which is better?

Posted by on Nov 24, 2010 in Musings | 6 comments

Android vs iPhone: Which is better?

I picked up my first Android phone at the beginning of this year – the Google Nexus One.  Prior to that I had been a BlackBerry user and the IT Organizations I managed all ran BES servers and only supported BlackBerry devices so the transition to the Nexus One was quite a significant one! It was only a short couple of weeks later that I had decided the Android OS was the ONLY way to go and I never looked at a Blackberry again!  However, just a couple of weeks ago I got an iPhone 4 and...

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The Deep Felt Need

Posted by on Oct 28, 2010 in Musings | 0 comments

I recently read this article and it had an impact on me, so I thought I would send it on.  The article discusses the differences between developing and selling something that’s nice-to-have (like a vitamin), and a must-have (aspirin). “If entrepreneurs want to succeed…they’d better be selling aspirin rather than vitamins. Vitamins are nice; they’re healthy. But aspirin cures your pain; it’s not a nice-to-have, it’s a must have.” Heath describes our tendency to become...

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Elementary Truth #1 – Communication: Understand Both Sides

Posted by on Aug 19, 2009 in Musings | 2 comments

Elementary Truth #1 – Communication: Understand Both Sides

I’m starting up a new series today that I’m calling “Elementary Truths”.  These are fundamental truths in life that so often are overlooked or forgotten about and have really been in the forefront of my mind.  The first elementary truth I’m going to highlight is the basic concept that there are usually two sides to every story and that you, as a manager, spouse, friend or relative, are responsible to seek out and understand the ‘other side’ It has...

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Decision Making: Crouch, Touch, Pause, Engage

Posted by on Aug 10, 2009 in Musings | 0 comments

Decision Making: Crouch, Touch, Pause, Engage

The purpose of the scrum in the game of rugby union (the sport played in heaven by the way) is defined by the International Rugby Board (the governing body) as “a way to restart play quickly, safely and fairly, after a minor infringement or a stoppage.” In an effort to make the scrums more organized and controlled the International Rugby Board changed the way the referee calls the scrum together. The referee will call “crouch” then “touch”. The front rows crouch and using...

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The Morning Happy Hour

Posted by on Aug 5, 2009 in Musings | 0 comments

Are you ready for the understatement of the century? Well, it is HOT here in Arizona in the summer time. I moved here last year and am just amazed at how people can live in an environment that is constantly hot. It never cools down! Nights are ‘cool’ at 85 degrees and the days have been reliably in excess of 110 degrees! I like to run to keep fit. This turns out to be quite the undertaking when the heat is on! Since the summer hit, I’ve started getting up early to hit...

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