Review of Microsoft Bing

Microsoft’s success for so long has been to provide usable tools that are standardized across many computers. They’re not the best tools, they’re not the cheapest, they’re not the most expensive, but they’re ubiquitous and workable. That recipe has worked for Microsoft for a long time; desktops were Microsoft’s domain. But now, plenty of their […]

Look beyond your industry for best practices

My thinking about the sales process had me thinking about best practices and so I had a stack of borrowed books about best practices in my office. One of the books in my “best practices book pile” I read recently: Best Practices: Building Your Business with Customer-Focused Solutions, written in 1998 by R. Hiebeler, T. […]

Virtual business meets real business

I’m not really a computer game kind of guy. I spend all day writing at my computer, so when it comes time to relax, I like to do other things that don’t involve me staring at my monitor. Although I tend to avoid the entire online gaming industry as a result, I have been increasingly […]

GoogleBook Convinced Me to Buy

Google transformed the web by helping users to wade through volumes of information. We embraced Google’s web search because it made a difference to our search. But its book search has encountered some criticism. As someone who produces copyrighted material every day, I understand and appreciate those who want to protect their data and potential […]