What makes tattoos permanent? - Claudia Aguirre Further reading to recap what we learned. Urban legend has it that tattooed patients undergoing Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) have experienced the ink being ripped from their skin – Is it true? Even though the presence of metal is common in pigments, there are no documented reports of tattoos being “ripped out” during a routine MRI. But some people do exhibit swelling, itching or burning after getting scanned. Microsoft Lays Off Thousands With Bad Memo Typically, when you're a top executive at a major corporation that is laying off more than 10 percent of your workforce, you say a few things to the newly jobless. Like "sorry." Or "thank you for your many years of service."
What we learned analyzing 40+ top SaaS landing pages By Ed Shelley,September 2, 2015 This is the latest article in a series analyzing the products and websites of top B2B SaaS companies. Check out the previous article: 5 key learnings from analyzing top SaaS pricing pages Following on from Christoph Janz’s excellent insights in The evolution of the SaaS landing page (the 1999 screenshot of Salesforce.com alone makes it worth a read!) Article Archive Is there a better way to change our bad habits? read more → To vet his hit film ideas, Adam McKay distills his concepts into children's tales to ensure they have the proper storytelling anchors. read more → Ignoring "shallow work" makes one appear lazy or distanced, but its the trait that enables great creatives to do work that matters.
Just How Small Is an Atom? - Jonathan Bergmann Whether we’re zooming in to the wavelength of a gamma ray or zooming out to the size of a galaxy, it can be difficult to wrap our heads around the big numbers we’re measuring—like nanometers (10-9meters) or gigameters (109). Take a look at these efforts to represent big numbers. What are the strengths of each? How would you represent a large number (like a gigameter)? Cary Huang: The Scale of the Universe 2 NOVA: A Sense of Scale: String Theory Chris Jordan pictures some shocking stats More than 2,400 years ago, the Greek philosopher Democritus began thinking about how many times matter could be divided. He proposed that there were, in fact, tiny, indivisible pieces of matter that he called “atomos,” meaning “not to be cut.” Operations Management jobs at Walmart Keeping our stores stocked right puts a smile on my face, and the customer's, too. I'm Making Better Possible. Louisa, Merchandising Planner About Walmart and Sam's Club
10 Ways To Lose Team by Pawel Brodzinski on August 2, 2010 I often talk about teams, team management and all that stuff which makes people happier. The problem is it takes oh so much time to keep people happy, motivated, empowered and whatnot. Wouldn’t it be better idea to forget about all that crap and focus on work, you know, the real work? Online Tree Testing Tool Take the guesswork out of information architecture with Treejack – the usability testing tool you can use to test your IA without visual distractions. Treejack helps you prove your site structure will work before you get into interface design. Tree testing is a usability technique for evaluating the findability of topics in a website. It’s also known as ‘reverse card sorting’ or ‘card-based classification’. Tree testing is done on a simplified text version of your site structure – without the influence of navigation aids and visual design. Proving an Information Architecture
How to Make Things Happen This is an excerpt from Making Things Happen, my bestselling book on leading project teams. One myth of project management is certain people have an innate ability to do it well, and others do not. Whenever this myth came up in conversation with other project managers, I asked for an explanation —how to recognize it, categorize it, and, if possible, develop it in others. The only thing we usually identified—after considering many of the other topics covered in this book—is the ability to make things happen.
12 Must-See TED Talks for Purposeful Women - Let Why Lead When my husband first started cueing TED talks for us, I’d try to convince him to go for Modern Family instead. But it wasn’t long before I caught on. A TED talk means you are twenty minutes away from feeling like you can do amazing things. A Bank's Gift Demonstrates the Power of Small Business Innovation Today on Capitol Hill, I joined leaders of JP Morgan Chase as they announced a five-year, $30 million philanthropic investment to support the pioneering work of American small businesses joining “regional clusters.” Clusters are public-private partnerships that convene a region’s corporations, small businesses, universities, investors and regional economic organizations to achieve synergies and productivity levels that a single company could not. Chase’s commitment is believed to be the largest private-sector contribution to date in support of clusters.
9 Things That Make Good Employees Quit It’s pretty incredible how often you hear managers complaining about their best employees leaving, and they really do have something to complain about—few things are as costly and disruptive as good people walking out the door. Managers tend to blame their turnover problems on everything under the sun, while ignoring the crux of the matter: people don’t leave jobs; they leave managers. The sad thing is that this can easily be avoided. All that’s required is a new perspective and some extra effort on the manager’s part. Jason on Design 26 short quotes about web development you have to hear. I heard a lot of great web development quotes last week. Of course my favorite was this one (about my talk) but there were a lot of other great tips for web developers with a couple of Drupal specific tips thrown in (it was DrupalCon after all): “A CMS will not solve your organizational dysfunction” Workflow rules in CMS systems don’t help. @PameelaTime limits help conversions “It only takes 60 seconds to apply”.