Behind the Scenes at a LinkedIn Design Team Meeting

This is obviously written tongue-in-cheek. I provide some context at the end. Sometime in 2012. Product Development Manager (PDM): “It’s come to our attention that no one really uses our platform. They visit us hoping to have a more organized professional experience than Facebook and stronger communication than 140 characters allows. What they discover is […]

Sharing information on Google Drive

Tech Tip: A more productive way to share information using Google Drive

“Google is abysmal at being amazing!” The above is a common refrain of mine. A lot of people use Gmail but Google is largely ineffective at helping users understand the power of real-time collaboration. In fact, at a recent speaking event, only 4 of the 25 or so Project Managers in attendance had ever collaborated in […]

Recap: A Roadmap for Online Presence and Digital Promotion for Songwriters

On Sunday, I presented to Songsalive!’s LA chapter. The topic title: Online Presence & Promotion for Songwriters & Other Creatives covered a broad strategy for taking your songwriting/music seriously and for creating a more business-like approach to what you do.   And the truth is, most of the advice applies broadly to any business or […]

VLOG #3 – tech tool edition. Google Keep for cloud-based, share-able/collaborative notes and list

We didn’t do a post for vlog #2 – about being annoyed, so watch that here. Google Apps are Amazing but… “Google is abysmal at being amazing!” So few gmail users know the myriad of apps they have access to. Google has done a horrible job of showing what’s available and how to best use […]

Workshop: Cloud-based Collaboration and Communication PMI-North LA County

A quick thank you Yes.. that’s my dog Beaux on my monitor. 😉 The Slide-deck To download, click the image for the Powerpoint file or get the PDF here. Tools worth looking at: Glip, Slack, Hipchat (real-time collaborative chat) Google Drive (docs, sheets, slides, etc.- edited in real-time from any device) SmartSheet (more full-featured PM in […]

Which one of you brought down the Internet… again?

DISCLAIMER: I’m getting a little technical but this is not a comprehensive article on Internet security. It does provide some simple (relatively) ideas to help you secure your home network.  Yep.. the Internet got nailed last Friday and it was mostly due to home connected devices… IOT – The Internet of Things. Get to know that […]