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ConceptDraw MindMap


ConceptDraw MindMap is a mind mapping and brainstorming software that you may use for capturing ideas, planning events as well taking notes in a more visual interface. It is one of the very popular mind mapping software and often rated at par with...
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Single Question Interview: David Merrill of Tacola


If you’re not familiar with Siftables, watch the TED Talk. Peter Merholz: At TED, you demonstrated Siftables, small “smart” blocks that can interact with one another in interesting ways. What opportunities does Siftables provide in overcoming...
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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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Lawson’s CEO: Head in the SaaS Sand


Jim Berkowitz’s blog today makes mention of a rather amazing interview with Harry Debes, CEO of Lawson Software, in which Debes predicts that the SaaS “industry will collapse,” starting with Salesforce.com, in two years. I presume that to save...
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New Orleans through Street View


Louisiana is a place with heart and soul, a place where culture lives in the streets, in the rhythm of our music and in the flavors of our unique cuisine. I recently had the opportunity to visit the Googleplex and I expressed my interest in seeing...
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Performance Training for Managers


Performance management systems really mean performance improvement for employees. I've heard sufficient stories to know that it doesn't always work out this way but on questioning HR people, employees and line managers, it is not the process or...
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