Posts made in March, 2010


Image via Wikipedia When I need to write an e-mail where I need to get the content right (or want to start a blog post), I get very worried about making it come out right the first time.  I spend all the time I’m supposed to spend writing wordsmithing the first few sentences, and it takes forever to get anything done.  One of the best ways I’ve found to get stuff written FAST is to close my eyes and dictate a first draft...

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Boomerang is great if you know you’re going to need to respond to a message later, and you aren’t sure what you want to say yet.  Sometimes, though, you already know exactly what you want to say, you just want to send it later. In that case, you want to go ahead and write the message and have Outlook worry about delivering it when you want it sent.  We have had several of our customers ask us to build a plug-in that will...

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If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it. -Peter Drucker. Chris Sacca, a West Coast angel investor who I met at the Defrag conference, tweeted about a utility called RescueTime the other day. RescueTime is a hybrid desktop application-web service that monitors how you spend your time on the computer and generates reports and analytics for you.  You install the tracker on your computer, where it monitors and tracks what...

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Treat Email like SMS?


Posted By on Mar 2, 2010

Image via Wikipedia Seth Godin blogged last week about a technique that he claims he’s been using for years to make a little bit easier for himself to respond to all of his e-mail. The idea is that you treat e-mail much like an SMS twitter message.  You limit the length of the response you’re going to make beforehand, so that it is easier to finish writing.  Since it’s a pain in the neck to count letters,...

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