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Lessons from the back of the napkin


Tuesdayís event with Dan Roam was a lot of fun. He joined us at Adaptive Path to speak about his book The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures. Dan is a warm, funny speaker with a wealth of stories about using...
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Devilís Dictionary for High Tech - Part 1


The Devilís dictionary is a book created in the early 20th century by American Ambrose Bierce containing sarcastic, ironic and witty re-definitions of words. e.g PAINTING, n. The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather and exposing them...
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An Interview with author and MX Speaker Scott Ber


I recently had a chance to speak with Scott Berkun ó designer, author, contrarian and MX 2009 conference speaker about something that has interested me for a long time, but we donít generally talk about in the design community: failure. We build...
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Export all your Files from Google Pages as a Zip


Learn how to export all your files and documents from Google Page Creator as a zip archive for personal...
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Krugman's Nobel Winning Theory and Software Indust


Paul Krugman won the Nobel in Economics today. Before you jump, I know its not a real Nobel prize. I have enjoyed his writings on New York Times along with other favorite economists like the one's behind Cafe Hayek - who funnily enough or sadly...
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Executives talk about the problems in Enterprise S


There were 2 very interesting SaaS discussions organized during the Always On Summit at Stanford. One session was titled ĎWill the Next Salesforce.com Please Stand Up?í and the other was titled ĎWill SaaS Disappear in the...
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Designing for Gestures - Lessons From Print


As a digital and web designer, most of my work has traditionally lived on a screen. Sure, I believe in the power of hand-sketching concepts and paper prototyping, but after a certain point in a project my focus moves to, and stays with, the...
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Employee Performance Made (Much) Easier


A couple of months ago, I talked about how important managing employee performance was to the overall success of the business. If anything has changed in those last two months, it is that employee performance is a bigger deal than ever. If you own...
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