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Dick Davies
Works at Sales Lab
Attended Hamilton College
Lives in North Carolina
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Most of us go days without writing anything by hand, and when we finally need to jot something down, it looks like the writing of a third grader. Writing by hand in the digital age feels almost antiquated, but there are plenty of reasons to maintain the quality of your penmanship, or (gasp) even improve it.
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Stop cramming all of your answers to frequently asked questions into your FAQ

Instead, think of ALL of your content in your site as an answer to your audience's most pressing questions.

What question does this answer for my reader?
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C was the great all-arounder: compact, powerful, goes everywhere, and reliable in situations where your life depends on it. C++ is the new C — twice the power, twice the size, works in hostile environments, and if you try to use it without care and special training you will probably crash.
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I really like this piece.   Prototype as if you are right. Listen as if you are wrong.  http://metacool.com/4-prototype-as-if-you-are-right-listen-as-if-you-are-wrong/
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This was Steve Jobs at his best. A must reader for software developer managers.

Hat tip to +Esther Schindler who found this.
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So you’re all excited to hop on a video chat with grandma, but the quality is less than desirable. The video is choppy, the audio echoes and cuts out, and you can barely see the person on the other end. Before you flip that table, here are a few things you can tweak to make sure you’re getting the best quality possible.
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The opposite of creativity is fear. And fear's enemy is creativity. The opposite of yes is maybe. Because maybe is non-definitive, and both yes and no give us closure and the chance to move ahead. Perfect is the enemy of...
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  • Sales Lab
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  • Washington Academy of Sciences, Web Managers Roundtable, Planphoria, Magicsoft, Architech, Catapult Technology, Micro Focus, Novadigm, McCaw/CellOne
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Washington, DC - Sausalito, CA - Chicago - Austin - New Jersey - Quebec - Ontario
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Introduction
Dick Davies is a serial entrepreneur and has been president of Sales Lab for over 30 years. He now blogs to promote his companies, new technologies, and civic and social interests. He is a loud and frequent speaker on how businesses are adopting new technology.
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A Social Lesson from “The Boss”
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