Wednesday, November 23, 2005
I have just posted an updated version of Bee Docs' Timeline (v1.3). This version fixes a rare but pesky bug that causes the foundation date labels to disappear during certain date ranges.
You can download the new version from the Bee Docs' Timeline web page
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
Exbiblio is an exciting project seeking to improve the way that readers interact with paper documents. We recently posted some really great job opportunities on our web site:
Classic Literature Evangelist
Build and nurture relationships with publishers, libraries, writers, and teachers as you make a truly important contribution to the study and appreciation of classic literature.
Web Application Engineer
Create ground-breaking applications that connect the world of digital media with published documents through the use of hand held scanners and web-based services.
These are senior positions that require a high level of experience and expertise. If you feel you would be able to contribute as we change readers' experience of paper, please apply. Click on each job description for more detail.
Wednesday, November 09, 2005
It is hard for me to trust advice from people who make a living dispensing advice. The business book world seems to be full of these types of gurus. In fact I gave up "Getting Things Done" half way through to switch to this book. To me, it is more interesting to learn from actual success stories.
Of course, advice books written by ex-executives of successful companies are prone to egotistical rambling but at least it lets you see inside the head of someone who actually did it.
"Copy This!", by Kinko's founder Paul Orfalea is 60% brilliant and 40% B.S. I'll you decide for yourself which parts are which. Never-the-less, the whole thing is good food for thought and a great conversation starter. In my humble opinion, the value of a good book depends more on the conversations that it starts than the amount of it that you agree with. With that in mind, I recommend the book.
Interesting discussions around building and managing teams, managing cash flow, fostering a company culture, etc...
I've been listening to the audiobook version on my iPod during my walks around Issaquah. The audiobook includes an interview at the end, be sure to catch it if you buy that version. To buy it from iTunes, click the button: