After many years of blogging, and consistent with my desire to move toward retirement, we have ended the Insights blog. Thanks to Doug Bedell for his years of blog support.

‘Yammer’ Needs Managerial Allies

Posted on February 18, 2011
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We can well remember work days when our colleagues spent much of their time critiquing the effectiveness of departments they didn’t visit regularly, if at all. Gossip can have grim results. Better to bring it all to light and move things along, but how?

Well, we just heard about Yammer, and it looks terrific for the purpose of internal communication. Haven’t experienced it directly, but the concept sounds great. Read more

Amazon Numbering Its Electronic Pages

Posted on February 8, 2011
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You’ve got to hand it to, one of the most relational – if not the most relational – of the high-tech web companies. They pioneered in reader reviews and comments, allow you to buy books at lower prices from associated bookstores and have a great Kindle electronic book reader. Now they’re adding page numbers to the pages of Kindle books that will match those of the paper editions.

Why? “Our customers have told us they want real page numbers that match the page numbers in print books so they can easily reference and cite passages, and read along side others in a book club or class,” Amazon said in a statement.
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