Small Talk


Baydin participated in the Enterprise 2.0 LaunchPad this year, announcing availability of our email-based automatic knowledge discovery tool, Unsearch. I felt like we were preaching to the choir, because the keynote speakers who talked before us, including Tony Zingale from Jive and Jamie Whitmoyer, who implemented Sony’s E2.0 infrastructure in SharePoint, showed data about how much room there is for email and search to improve inside...

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We’re looking to find a suitable to do list application from Windows. It would be great to have something as elegant looking as Things for the Mac that syncs with the cloud, runs on Windows, and is accessible via the iPhone. Web-based is fine, but it needs to use Gears or AIR to run without a network connection. The list of requirements for a high-quality to do list for me (in rough priority) are: Runs in Windows Create a new task...

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Image via Wikipedia It’s already 11 AM, and you’re staring into the monitor with your eyes glazed over. There are still 21 messages in your inbox, and none of them are compelling. So instead, you decide to read a little bit of news and catch up on how the Red Sox did last night. Next thing you know, it’s lunchtime, and there are still 21 unread messages in your inbox. We’ve all been there, and that’s part...

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Image via CrunchBase We previously talked about a great way to measure how productively we’re working using a utility called RescueTime. But even when we know how effectively we’re working and have formulated a plan for how to improve, it’s still hard to execute. Distractions are insidious – it always feels harmless to spend just a few seconds or a minute on something else. But it’s easy to let a small amount of time browsing...

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A few thoughts on serendipity


Posted By on Aug 5, 2009

Sunday’s New York Times included a column under their Ping business technology section that made a pretty convincing argument that the web and mobile technology are stamping out serendipity.  Instead, they argued, the opportunity to discover new things are being replaced with the opportunity to engage in groupthink – to discover only the new things that a carefully selected group of people (Facebook friends, Twitter followees, or...

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Knowledge is Half the Battle


Posted By on Jul 9, 2009

Shaving is not something I usually think about. Every so often, I would end up clogging the razor and eventually cutting my face. After running into my friend Holly who is a brand manager at Gillette, I learned how to improve my shaving experience with minimal effort. Here’s how it works: Run water over the back of the blades. That’s it. I used to rinse the blade from the front (blades facing me) but it would eventually get clogged....

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