Posts tagged ‘project management’

November 14, 2011

Google Plus Pages – The Way I See It

Google Plus PagesI recently had the opportunity to visit Google at Ann Arbor Michigan to speak with Kristoffer Sorensen about many great and powerful Google secrets – ok, there really wasn’t any secrets; but, it was still informative and entertaining. We did talk about several things; but, the one I’d like to talk about is Google+ Pages.

Disclaimer: I wanted to name them Fluffy Samurai Bunnies of BBQ Death but they said that FSBBBBQD wasn’t sexy enough.

By now most everyone who is involved with Google+ has either seen or owns a Google Plus Page. Have you thought about what you could really do with it though? Have you sat down with your Teddy Chipper Wood Chipper and sliced apart these pages into happy little bits? Probably not since at first glance they do seem kind of boring at face value. Since you haven’t tossed Google+ Pages into the ole creative wood chipper and turned them into mulch for your latest brand identity project then open your minds and prepare to have some creamy nougatty goodness poured directly into them.

For the purposes of illustration I’m going to make up a fictional product owned by 42wd Publishing.

The Morning Meeting

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October 31, 2011

Procrastination – It’s Your Death

ProcrastinationSo I noticed that all the red flags I had amassed on my emails as I tried to clear things out for Halloween fun tonight. It seems I have prioritized myself into a corner. O.K., the reality is that I procrastinated myself into a corner. Frankly, I forgot to follow my own Zombie Zen advice.

So procrastination has been the death of me and now I will be risen from the dead and go back to practicing my Zombie Zen and clear out some of these red flags and get on the ball for creating new blogs, responding to emails, advancing projects, and well pretty much the other stuff I kept pushing off to get the quick hits that weren’t of enough value done.

Will you remember to do the Zombie Zen or just procrastinate to death?

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August 30, 2011

Mobile JavaScript Summit

Mobile JavaScript SummitAs I write this I’m attending the Mobile JavaScript Summit and unfortunately I can’t give it the glowing recommendation that I gave CSS Summit 2011. While I left CSS Summit 2011 feeling educated I can’t say I feel as such with Mobile JavaScript Summit. Unfortunately, it felt more like the majority of the speakers were pimping their particular product. I understand that they need to do so but I really expected to see some good coding.

Who was Informative

Josh Clark provided some very good information about The New Rules of Designing for Touch.

Steven Gill moderately pimped PhoneGap but he did it in an informative and useful way – and he was entertaining.

Marc Grabanski really showed some of the power of jQuery Mobile. I thought he did an excellent job of giving voice to the wonderful things jQuery Mobile can do.

This is just my observation but it seemed that there was a lot of down playing of jQuery Mobile. It’s really to bad because out of all the offerings it is the only one that I saw that was capable of graceful degradation across multiple browsers and multiple platforms.

Don’t take my word for it though, one of the products might be the right one for what you’re trying to do. Check out the site here.

August 20, 2011

It’s Moving Day! – 42wd Publishing is Moving

Moving an old house - 42wd Publishing MovingIt’s moving day for 42wd Publishing. We’re moving into a transitional work space so that we can better leverage our collective resources and create time lines, focused strategies, SEO campaigns, social campaigns, data harvesting, vetting of several proofs of concepts, and so forth. In short, 42wd Publishing is moving from proofs of concepts to actual start up mode.

What is this 42wd Publishing you’re talking about? I don’t recall you talking about it before. Oh but I have. I’ll explain.

A lot of the concepts I’ve been talking about through out this blog are concepts that have been proofed in our metaphorical labs at 42wd Publishing.

I digress though. You probably would like to know what 42wd Publishing is first.

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August 16, 2011

Soft Dollar vs Hard Dollar – Hong Kong Phooey Style

ROII have this really totally spiffy radacool awesome idea, now all I need to do is get someone to buy into. Oh crap, they want to know what the ROI on it is. What do I tell them now?

Well do you know what the ROI [Return on Investment] is? Is there a real dollar ROI? Is it a hard dollar ROI? Soft dollar ROI? Do you know the difference between soft dollar and hard dollar?

If you can’t answer these questions never fear we’ll go after it Hong Kong Phooey style. Yah! Hah hoo! And a rinkey-dinkey doo to you!

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