Monthly Archives: January 2007

Jan 31

Microloan Update I

By Scot Herrick | Personal Finance

Earlier, I wrote about how I was starting to do microloans as a way of helping out others create their own business in Microloans Rock. I had loaned dollars to Moses Kwamba, who’s smiling face graces this blog post in his tailoring shop, who is looking to expand his business based upon some new contracts. […]

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Jan 25

Infomania Hits Cubicle Warriors

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

No surprise to all of our Cubicle Warriors out there: interruptions constitute “28 percent” of a knowledge workers day, according to people attending a two-day workshop held here in Seattle on the Microsoft campus. The main causes of distraction: technology. Instant messaging, checking e-mail, Outlook reminders, and hand-held devices all make information instantly available. Add […]

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Jan 24

Innovation and IT

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

I’m a firm believer that IT can really help a business operate well. I’m in the minority. In support of the majority view, Nicholas Carr offers a great article called “The dubious link between IT and innovation.” In it, he quotes some good sources to back up this claim: “There was a time, not so […]

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Jan 22

Employee Satisfaction Surveys

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

One of the consistent characteristics about corporations is that they will survey you to help determine how management is doing with you and attempt to determine your level of job satisfaction. Now, I’ve seen everything in the various companies I’ve worked for in the past: low response rate, great response rate, low satisfaction ratings, high […]

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Jan 12

Microloans Rock!

By Scot Herrick | Personal Finance

It is January and we’re all hit with the end of the year, performance reviews, maybe a year-end bonus, new goals for 2007…there are a lot of endings and startups this time of the year. One of the things that I want to do different this year is to figure out a better way of […]

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Jan 11

Never File Anything

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

There are a lot of approaches out there to filing stuff for work. I know that when I was early in my career, I filed everything into those nice manila folders and saved the paper thinking I might use it later. I rarely did. But it was the “rarely” did that kept me doing it. […]

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Jan 10

Passion and Pay

By Scot Herrick | Cube Rules Commentary

I was surfing other blogs, reading about business. I subscribe to over 100 blogs, not all business, but am always on the lookout for something interesting to read. And to learn. Over on Slacker Manager last week, there was this interesting post written by Kareem as part of “guest blogging day” where anyone registered could […]

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Jan 05

Did They See it Coming

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

Harsh. But real. The Recruiting Edge helps us remember the cold, hard facts about why it is necessary to become a Cubicle Warrior. It’s not pretty. But it’s real. Real is what we need when we are managing our own careers. Check out Did they see it coming? Then check out what it takes to […]

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