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Exciting! We’re launching The Watercooler

Written by Signal vs. Noise - Published on Signal vs. Noise
Aggregated on Tuesday October 17, 2017 - Permalink

An online community for leaders looking to become better “How do I become a better leader?” I’ve spent my entire working life trying to answer that question. The answer, unfortunately, has never been very clear. I found books to be one-sided, conferences require you to be there in-person, and mentors who I trust not always available (nor do they always have the experience or answers I’m …

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The Culture Cliché

Written by Signal vs. Noise - Published on Signal vs. Noise
Aggregated on Tuesday October 17, 2017 - Permalink

If you’re looking to shift your company culture, it starts with understanding what culture is in the first place. “Culture” has become the ultimate buzzword these days. Everyone wants to “improve their company culture.” I see the word frequently littered across the headlines of countless of articles, book titles, and conference talk topics. Leaders also seem to talk about it all the time: …

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From an internal Basecamp announcement re: pings/IMs

Written by Signal vs. Noise - Published on Signal vs. Noise
Aggregated on Monday October 16, 2017 - Permalink

Direct/instant messaging is something many people are doing more and more often at work. And while it’s a handy way to quickly get ahold of someone, it’s a forceful interruption often coupled with an expectation of a quick response. That makes it costly communication. And that’s why the etiquette around it is important. Recently we noticed some internal behavior around pings ( Basecamp 3’s …

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Highrise Mobile 3.1 now on iOS AND Android

Written by Signal vs. Noise - Published on Signal vs. Noise
Aggregated on Monday October 16, 2017 - Permalink

Just a couple months ago, we announced iOS 3.0 and today we’re thrilled to announce BOTH a 3.1 version for iOS and Android. For iOS users , since we just released iOS 3.0, this iteration has a lot of tweaks and fixes so you’ll see fewer crashes and bugs. For our Android users , you’ll get all of the iOS 3.0 updates like the ability to search leads and contacts by tags. And a lot more …

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Big Ask

Written by Signal vs. Noise - Published on Signal vs. Noise
Aggregated on Friday October 13, 2017 - Permalink

Art from Roger Disney Every summer, Chicago is filled with outdoor art fests. We close off a big city street and artists pitch hundreds of tents selling their creations. My wife, Lynette, especially looks forward to the one in our neighborhood. This year she stumbled on an artist selling his art as greeting cards. Lynette loves unique things she can’t just buy at the Hallmark section of …

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Take A Stand

Written by Signal vs. Noise - Published on Signal vs. Noise
Aggregated on Tuesday October 10, 2017 - Permalink

Flowers for Dreams put this pop-up on their website after the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville. Business and politics tend to make uneasy bedfellows, but in these divisive times, even businesses that have historically stayed out of hot-button issues are coming off the sidelines. In this episode : An online florist tells racists to shop elsewhere; Basecamp stops reimbursing employees …

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