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Kevin on March 7th, 2011

Voicemail:  can’t live with it, can’t track down the guy who invented it to kill him.  Just kidding. Voicemail is wonderful, until you find yourself wasting time listening to someone’s lengthy VM greeting, lengthy messages left on your voicemail, or messages in which the caller didn’t bother to leave a callback number. Here are a […]

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Kevin on November 8th, 2010

Have you ever fumbled between PowerPoint and a web browser during a presentation? Every once in a while I’ll need to demo a redesigned website or an online catalog during a PowerPoint presentation, and have always toggled back and forth between the two – or, perhaps even worse – just put an image of the site into my PowerPoint presentation.

A few days ago in a rare moment of lucidity, I thought, “There must be a better way.” And of course, there is, and it’s free. (That sound you hear is my right palm slapping my forehead.)

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Kevin on July 21st, 2010

An unexpected alchemy, certainly.  A week ago I ordered a set of cappuccino cups and saucers from cooking.com, and they arrived yesterday.  I should note, incidentally, that I’ve never ordered anything from cooking.com before. Unpacking them, I discovered that one of the cups was chipped, and called the firm’s Customer Service department.  (I hoped they’d […]

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Whether you want to share photos or videos with family members or share files and collaborate with coworkers at (single or) multiple locations, drop.io (pronounced drop ee-oh) makes it astonishingly simple.

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Kevin on July 29th, 2009

So…  you’ve been asked to lead a team on an important project.  This is both good news and bad news!  The bad:  you’ll have to temporarily suspend work on your elaborate plan to impress Heidi Klum by controlling the weather in North America.  Damn it!  Hold on though, there’s  good news:  those merry pranksters you […]

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If you’re looking for a stunning alternative to boring old PowerPoint, you should check out SlideRocket, an online presentation application.  You can create and securely store presentations, share them with colleagues, and even can import existing PowerPoint presentations into the app.  Signing up takes seconds, and there are several pricing options including a FREE version.  […]

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Kevin on January 22nd, 2009

Along with others in the blogosphere and MSM, I’ve posted a couple of times about strategies for surviving the recession. The truth? The recession changes nothing. What you should do now is no different from what you should do when times are great and the markets are hot. Look at your organization and your role. […]

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