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Employees asked to write self-appraisals?


I used to think that asking employees to create self-appraisals was a great idea. I used to encourage organizations to make self-appraisal a regular component of their performance management processes. But in the last few years, I’ve changed my...
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Putting Your Design Where Your Money Is


For the past several years, I’ve been walking around with a wallet that is actually the insert for a larger one. At first this was because wallets just seemed bigger than they should be, But over the years I realized that I’ve never found a wallet...
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Sequoia Capital Meeting


There's a lot of talk today about a meeting held earlier this week at Sequoia Capital, Appirio's lead backer, with the CEOs of their portfolio companies. The headlines grab your attention: Sequoia has emergency meeting, Sequoia sounds the alarm, ...
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Aurora and Google Chrome


We didn’t collaborate with anyone from Google on the Aurora project to envision the future of the web, so we were especially interested to see their new browser, Google Chrome, and the ways in which it echoes some of the same ideas we came up with...
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The New Rules of VIRAL Marketing


We are big fans of Mr. Scott and his eBook, The New Rules of Viral Marketing, which gives tips on how to spread your ideas for free using word-of-mouse. Or in other words, “one person sends it to another, then that person sends it to yet another,...
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Kickering Myself


When I first started at Adaptive Path, one of the many striking things about how different Adaptive Path is from most other companies was explained to me by then-CEO Janice Fraser. “When we set up Adaptive Path,” she said, “We wanted the company and...
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