Entries by Robert Bogue

Quick Tip: Microsoft OneNote: Audio Recording

When taking notes while listening to someone, whether you’re sitting in a lecture, watching a webinar, or even talking on the phone, it can sometimes be difficult to make sure you catch everything. Maybe you aren’t able to ask a question or only caught half of a sentence. If you’re taking notes in OneNote, you’re […]

Book Review-The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion

Morality isn’t a place where most people stumble – or rather, it’s not a place where most people stumble into their reading. Plenty of people struggle with other people’s morality while quietly sweeping their own under the rug. The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion doesn’t give away that the […]

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 […]