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If you don't feel that your daily standups are effective, you really should read this.
Daily Standup meeting starting to feel like a bit of an old-school status report? Here's a few thoughts on saving it:

http://www.cio.com/article/753259/How_to_Save_the_Daily_Standup_Meeting

In my latest piece for cio.com.

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For years I've been told "You MUST Read the Lean Startup" - Okay, Boss, I did.  Here's my analysis - http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/unchartered-waters/the-lean-green-startup-machine/ - Of course, it's just one article, I'm happy to hear what I missed or how I got it wrong ... :-)

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After reading this (http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/the-force-is-with-nerdist-and-its-growing-20130109-2cg6p.html) article in The Sydney Morning Herald (which was actually in the future, being that I read it on 1/13/13), I realized that +Chris Hardwick is somewhat of a real life Lewis Skolnick.

Back in the 80's, Nerds were always treated as outcasts. We were told that we should simply conform to be accepted. We were told that being into computers or gaming or whatever wasn't anything to be revered.

Well, that tide has been turning over the past decade or so, and Chris Hardwick is one Lewis Skolnick that is leading the charge (along with others such as +Felicia Day and +Wil Wheaton). As Chris is quoted in the article, there's something of "a land grab with nerd culture right now."

It seems that almost everyone is jumping on the bandwagon now to associate themselves in some way with Nerd culture. One side of me wants to resist it and tell the posers to get of my lawn, but that would be hypocritical because, to me, Nerd/Geek culture has always been about accepting everyone for who they really are, even if they are one of the "populars" who wouldn't give me the time of day years ago.

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