Business Process

Why “The Bubble Plan”?

We’re so glad that folks are enjoying and getting use out of “The Bubble Plan”, our short video on project and task management for individuals and small teams. The Bubble Plan helps get an overwhelming workload out of your head, and down on paper or a white board in a sequential, prioritized, and actionable plan. ... Read More »

September 6, 2011 ·

Business Process

When Best Practice is Best

For me, the term “best practices” raises a red flag. I worked for a company that used this term a lot. In meetings, I frequently heard statements like: According to best practices, we will first build a test server inside the firewall. And in the marketing copy I wrote, I was duty-bound to write things ... Read More »

June 9, 2011 ·

Business Culture

Icing the Cupcakes

That’s our new code word for “real work.” It comes from a restauranteur we know, who spends a lot of time in the kitchen icing the cupcakes. Since her shop boasts fresh, made-from-scratch baked goods with natural ingredients, icing the cupcakes is important work. This week, Judy and I went to a professional presentation on managing business ... Read More »

November 13, 2010 ·

Business Process

The cupcakes, iced.