I was recently recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Technology Association of Georgia. As part of the award ceremony, the folks at What’s Up Interactive put together a ten minute Q&A with topics ranging from big lessons learned and the future of marketing.
Overview: The Tallest Towers is one of the most popular and engaging team building exercises of all time. There are lots of variations on the idea including one covered in a great TED Talk by Tom Wujec. The idea is simple: each team must use a small set of materials to create the tallest possible… Continue reading Team Building – Tallest Tower
I have always been a fan of team building events to help organizations work more collaboratively and help people build more personal connections. We have done countless events like this at Silverpop over the years and I thought I’d share a few that have worked particularly well. Team Story Telling Overview: Each team of 4-8… Continue reading Team Building – Story Telling
I am a big fan of truly fundamental ideas. I call these “First Principles.” Too many supposed big ideas are just symptoms of subtler and often deeper first principles. Remember the business fad that said free back massages were key to productivity? Back massages are obviously great but most businesses will find there are many other… Continue reading My Favorite Professional Books
Here are a few sites that I recommend: Techmeme – my favorite daily news site for the technology industry MindTools – a great overview of business best practices and good ideas SaaS Economics – the underlying financial drivers of software as a service business models Teaching Kids Programming – a great collection of resources for kids… Continue reading Recommended Sites
It all started in 2010 when my mother decided to surprise me with DVDs of some old 8mm film my father had shot. She found a local firm that promised to digitize all of her 8mm films into DVDs, complete with menus and background music. She dropped off the movies hoping to have them completed… Continue reading Converting 8mm Film Into Digital Video
How do you organize the people in a young company? Do you need a President or COO? What is the role of the CEO? What is the right skill set for the head of sales or head of products? How do you hire the right skills and manage the egos and personalities? These are the… Continue reading Organizing People to Get Stuff Done