Monday, August 20, 2007
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
People ask me, "How can I get our employees to be passionate about the company?" Wrong question. Passion for our employer, manager, current job? Irrelevant. Passion for our profession and the kind of work we do? Crucial. If I own company FOO, I don't need employees with a passion for FOO. I want those with a passion for the work they're doing. The company should behave just like a good user interface -- support people in doing what they're trying to do, and stay the hell out of their way. Applying the employer-as-UI model, the best company is one in which the employees are so engaged in their work that the company fades into the background.
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Monday, November 27, 2006
I dare you to not laugh at this clip - make that a triple dog dare! A true from-the-belly laugh by a baby is something to behold and only those with hearts of stone will not be moved. What makes this truly remarkable is that this little guy goes on for over a minute. Enjoy!
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
When it comes to your presentation, think about how you want your audience to react. Do you want them to be bored, mildly engaged or freaked out amazed and dazzled? I suggest you go for freaking cool!
Matthew's presentation talks about passion as being the key to making money. Passion means that you care deeply about the whatever the subject is, and when you give a damn about something you want to see it succeed. Thus you are motivated to keep it up and continue slogging through day after day. So this blog is about what I give a damn about - powerpoint design and how to fluently communicate a point. Fluent Point.
Thursday, August 31, 2006
A lens is one person's view on a topic that matters to them. It's an easy-to-build, single web page that can point to blogs, favorite links, RSS feeds, Flickr photos, Google maps, eBay auctions, CafePress designs, Amazon books or music, and thousands of products from hundreds of other trusted merchants. You can pick whatever content you want to put in your lens to bring context to your topic. Then, when someone is looking for recommended information, fast, your lens gets him started and sends him off in the right direction. It's a place to start to learn more about PowerPoint, not finish.