Entries by Robert Bogue

Announcing: Effective Internal Communications Channels

When you work with clients to create powerful intranets, sometimes you get pulled into a broader challenge in the organization. The challenge is typically how to communicate effectively with the organization. Many professional communicators (HR, internal communications, marketing, etc.) find that employees just aren’t reading their communications. There are a variety of causes for this […]

Quick Tip: Microsoft OneNote: Copy from Kindle

If you’re an avid user of e-readers, such as the Amazon Kindle, you may have highlighted important passages. However, these are stored online, and you may not always have access to them; and because they’re stored from newest to oldest, the highlights of books you’ve read a long time ago will take quite a while to find. In […]

Book Review-Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions

It’s not unusual to perceive others as irrational. We can’t make sense of what other people do while assuming that we ourselves are completely rational. However, Dan Ariely points out in Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions that, not only are we, too, irrational, we’re predictably irrational. We make the same mistakes […]

Effective IT Steering Committees

A board of directors for an organization can be a liability – or they can be a serious asset. They can connect the organization to other organizations. They can bring insight into the organization and steer the organization away from potential disasters. A strong IT steering committee can do the same for an IT organization. […]

Quick Tip: Microsoft Excel: Freeze Panes

Spreadsheets that are dozens of columns wide and hundreds of rows long can be difficult to read. You have to scroll all the way back up to the top to remember what the header said, and then hopefully keep it in mind by the time you get back to the item in question. Thankfully, there’s […]

Book Review-Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us

Margaret Mead said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” That’s the heart of what Seth Godin is talking about with Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us. Tribes are about how you can get people together with a shared […]

Quick Tip: Microsoft Excel: Referring to Other Sheets

Sometimes the data you need is in the same Excel book, but not the same spreadsheet you’re working on. Adding the data all over again in this sheet can be redundant, especially if there are frequent changes and calculations. In this quick tip, I’ll show you how you can get cells from one sheet to […]

Book Review-Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work

Imagine your best day. Imagine the day that you were so in the moment and so ignited, so alive, and then try to make it every day. That’s what Steven Kotler and Jamie Wheal are trying to teach people how to do in Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are […]