NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The evils of too much sitting include body aches, pains and fatigue, but a new study suggests that 30-minute stints of standing at work may relieve aching backs without harming
8+ years without a chair in my office and loving it. The first six months are the hardest (read = tiring), but after that it’s such a welcomed break to sitting in meetings.
Stints of standing while working may reduce back pain
We’ve all had them: bosses and managers who make our work lives terrible and couldn’t manage a stack of paper clips, let alone a team of employees. I’ve written about the traits that make for bad
I still remember many of the lessons my first manager at Microsoft, Aaron, taught me during our first tour of duty together in Office. The one I remember the most? Having him stop by on a casual “drive by” during the day to say thanks for something small, like a successful meeting, a solid email, or kudos for helping out a co-worker.
Never underestimate the power of simply saying “Thanks, nice work.”
10 Signs You Have (Or Are) A Great Boss
“Product strategy is the last frontier for software-as-a-service,” CEO/founder Bismarck Lepe said. Much of the feedback used in product development, he added, is still being tracked in spreadsheets…
One of the scariest stats I learned working in Microsoft Office early on was how little of the actual features in apps like Word or Outlook that people actually used – it’s less than 10% for the average (non-power) user! Features like the Office Ribbon have helped tremendously with that. I’m curious to give Wizeline a shot and see if it helps us here at Klink.
Wizeline, with a fresh $6.7M, wants to create a ‘corporate brain’ to boost product dev
Want more people to adopt your product? Make sure you know what progress looks like in your user’s life, not just on their screen.
Great story about telling the user a story.
Killer User Onboarding Starts With A Story
Reality is, at the seed stage, most rocketships look more like the cardboard variety you’d make as a kid than something NASA developed. Pour rocketfuel into your cardboard creation and you’re more likely to see it go up in flames than into orbit.
I fear that, in this market,…
Now Is A Great Time To Be Unfundable
Evernote gives employees $1,000 to disconnect from work for a week or more; FullContact offers $7,500 a year.
Good article describes the different personalities that can exist in a company and how they map to the way people take vacation. It’s certainly harder to long vacations here at Contactive because we are trying to grow a brand-new business with minimal resources, which was almost the opposite of my last role, but I still value immensely taking time off. I try to be as disconnected as possible when I’m actually on a vacation; it helps me to decompress and avoids my wife threatening to throw my phone into the water. 🙂
The employees who never take vacation time: How companies are prodding them go
Within Red Rocket’s “101 Startup Lessons—An Entrepreneur’s Handbook” I have detailed plenty of low-cost marketing lessons, so be sure to read (or re-read) those posts for more details about how best to market your startup. But the goal of this lesson is to try and pull it all together and demystify the concept of growth hacking. The term “growth hacker” was first introduced in a blog post by Sean Ellis in 2010. He summarized a growth hacker as “a person whose true north is growth” and is disciplined in prioritizing and testing marketing ideas and religiously analyzing such results to…
Growth Hacking: Marketing for Startups
Andreessen Horowitz has announced a $50 million investment in Buzzfeed.
“Its 100+ person tech team has created world-class systems for analytics, advertising, and content management. Engineers are 1st class citizens. Everything is built for mobile devices from the outset. Internet native formats like lists, tweets, pins, animated GIFs, etc. are treated as equals to older formats like photos, videos, and long form essays. BuzzFeed takes the internet and computer science seriously.”
Andreessen Horowitz Announces $50 Million Investment In BuzzFeed