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Jun 15

Why the Microsoft purchase of LinkedIn is a devastating blow to Cubicle Warriors

By Scot Herrick | Cube Rules Commentary

The surprise announcement of Microsoft purchasing LinkedIn is being praised by a lot of pundits as an excellent strategic choice for Microsoft’s effort to further its goal of being the best choice for company infrastructure. And with good reason. LinkedIn provides a much better social graph than the more Facebook-like Yammer, purchased for so many […]

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Apr 02

Task management tools I use

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

Every Cubicle Warrior needs a task management system to know what tasks are out there for completion. Task management is all about understanding your inventory of work, your prioritization of work, and your ability to understand the impact of new work coming into your task management queue. Having an effective task management system also gives […]

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May 28

To Stay or Leave – Your Company

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

This week I’m focusing attention on to stay or leave your employer. These articles present examination areas to help your decision. Yesterday, in To Stay or Leave – Your Industry, I covered how your company and personal industry can affect your decision. There are three more areas: Your Company Your Manager Your Personal Criteria I’m […]

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May 02

MindManager 7.0 Release Announced

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

Mindjet announced Monday that their next generation release of software will be available on May 30th. MindManager 7 comes in several flavors depending upon your needs: MindManager Pro 7, used for higher levels of integration with Microsoft Office products and team collaboration; MindManager 7 Mac for Macintosh users; and MindManager 7 Lite, targeted at home, […]

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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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