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This Focused Performance Weblog started life as a "business management blog" containing links and commentary related primarily to organizational effectiveness with a "Theory of Constraints" perspective, but is in the process of evolving towards primary content on interactive and mobile marketing. Think of it as about Focusing marketing messages for enhanced Performance. If you are on an archive page, current postings are found here.

Monday, August 31, 2009

When You Are Thinking About Hiring -- The way things are moving at Again, this may be helpful advice soon...

Seth's Blog: Two ways to hire (and a wrong way).

One of the ways sounds like speed-dating.

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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Great week from TED -- This week's 4 TED lectures were the best collection of 4 in a row in a long time...

Dan Pink on the difference between "What sciences knows and what business does" regarding motivation and incentives...


Natasha Tsakos on the intersection of science (technology) and the arts, featuring an impressive multimedia theatre piece...


The always-enlightening Hans Rosling with his magic data toolkit, challenging the audience to compare their "mindset" against his "dataset"...


...and Eric Giler invoking the "demo gods" for wireless transmission of electricity - way cool tech.


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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Beijing Flea Market Slide Show -- kkfung at Lenscape.org mashes together videos and photos from a range of sources, including Flickr accounts. He asked my permission to use about a half dozen or so of my pictures from the Panjiayuan "dirt market" in Beijing. Here's the result...

Panjiayuan Arts & Crafts Market from kkfung on Vimeo.


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Friday, August 14, 2009

Multitask -- It's been a while since I've posted here on my blog...been distracted by Twitter and Facebook. Too easy to drop snippets and links in those sites. But given my history of ranting about multitasking in a work context here, I just had to point you to this game simulation. How many activities can you split your time attention among?

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