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Dick Davies
Works at Sales Lab
Attended Hamilton College
Lives in North Carolina
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This was Steve Jobs at his best. A must reader for software developer managers.

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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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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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Sweet spot customers are the lifeblood of any smart business. These questions will help you define who your sweet spot customers are and how to court them.
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A look at what's on the horizon for LibreOffice
The Document Foundation's Italo Vignoli shares his experiences as a founding member, employee, and volunteer with LibreOffice, as well as what's on the horizon for the open source project.
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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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Both add to your bank balance... But raising money (borrowing it or selling equity) creates an obligation, while selling something delivers value to a customer. Raising money is hard to repeat. Selling something repeatedly is why you do this work....
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This can't be the end of human evolution. We have to go someplace else. It's quite remarkable. It's moved people off of personal computers. Microsoft's business, while it's a huge monopoly, has stopped growing. There was this platform change. I'm fascinated to see what the next platform is going ...
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When I'm selling really new stuff, I never say it is new. No one buys new. Instead I say, "It's like this, only better in these ways. Then they can buy.
The best way to learn a complex idea is to find it living inside something else you already understand. "This," is like, "that." An amateur memorizes. A professional looks for metaphors. It's not a talent, it's a practice. When you...
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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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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 case for teaching and learning programming
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