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Lessons from an Image Fiasco

If you pay attention to news from Toronto, you are likely to know about the various publicity problems that have been plaguing the Toronto Transit Commission, a.k.a. the TTC. A favored target of negative criticism for many years, their recent cost overrun with a street car line coupled with a fare increase, followed by major […]

The Art of Customer Management

Dealing with clients is not part of a Computer Science degree. Here are some suggestions for working with clients who come to you with a bad idea.

Conception to Creation of a Business Idea

I’ve been exchanging e-mails with a few people about some ideas for new websites. Currently, there are 4 of these ideas that I would categorize as active – several exchanges of information per week on average. When looking at each idea, and how they differ from one another, I realized that there are some people […]

Motivating Employees

Negative enforcement as a means of motivation is more likely to lead to high turnover than encouraging the desired behavior.

Consistency and Competence

It’s been a little while since I’ve written. Today’s article is on two more quotes from Despair Inc. Consistency: It’s only a virtue if you’re not a screwup. (link here) Incompetence: When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there’s no end to what you can’t do. […]