Gongs, Sir TBL and speeding up freeing up the data

Image by Getty Images via Daylife The gongs have been handed out for the Queen’s Birthday and, scanning through, I couldn’t see one for a webbie or a tekkie. This seemed particularly odd looking at the ones locally for Cambridge – home of the ‘Silicon Fen‘ – and the business related ones didn’t include any… Read more »

Cash-for-clunkers has a major form usability #fail

Image by Getty Images via Daylife Jakob Nielsen points me to an astonishing statistic from the cash-for-clunkers programme currently being hailed as a great success by the White House. From the New York Times: The government is tripling the size of the work force assigned to handle the applications. In many cases, the administration says… Read more »

Lessons from the great 2009 Birmingham City Council website disaster

The night before last – and in the night – Birmingham City Council without much fanfare switched over to its rejigged website. Within moments the twittersphere was alight. It was crashing, it had obvious faults and it looked terrible. Over the next 36 hours reviewer after reviewer found fault after fault. This would not be… Read more »

Lessons from the great 2009 Birmingham City Council website disaster

The night before last – and in the night – Birmingham City Council without much fanfare switched over to its rejigged website. Within moments the twittersphere was alight. It was crashing, it had obvious faults and it looked terrible. Over the next 36 hours reviewer after reviewer found fault after fault. This would not be… Read more »

TSP Weekly Wrap-Up – Why Gold?

Hi everyone – It’s your weekly dose of TSP Talk from www.tsptalk.com. Stock got off to pretty good start last week as the major indices were up sharply on Monday, and they held onto those gains as we headed into Thursday. On Thursday, Meredith Whitney, who made a name for herself correctly calling for the… Read more »

29.6 million US small businesses drive the nation’s innovation – WALL STREET JOURNAL Article

WALL STREET JOURNAL — Crashing the White House Jobs Summit Small Business Has Been Left Out of the Recovery, Maybe That’s Why There Are No Jobs By DAVID WEIDNER Dec. 3, 2009 Michaele and Tareq Salahi shocked the nation last week, when they illustrated how alarmingly easy it may be to gate-crash the President’s home,… Read more »

SBA Administrator Karen Mills to Address National Press Club Dec 14

SBA Administrator Karen Mills will speak at a National Press Club luncheon, Monday, Dec. 14. Mills’ speech, “Building Businesses, Creating Jobs, and Strengthening our Economy,” will highlight the Obama administration’s efforts to ensure that small businesses have the resources they need to continue to drive economic growth and create jobs. The nation’s largest single financial… Read more »

Social Network Service (SNS) newest trend – “affordable and necessary” premium pricing

The Social Network Service (SNS) NING Related Articles GBE101: strategies for business development under the social network umbrella GBE101: Podcasting – becoming a technological native GBE101: Wikis and Wikipedia GBE101: social network sites (SNS) by Donna L. Quesinberry Government Business Examiner On the 15th of March 2010, Jason Rosenthal moved from the Chief Operations Officer… Read more »

The Lazy Government Employee

Several years ago, about 6 months after I started working for a new employer, my supervisor called me in to his office to give me feedback on how I was doing. During our conversation, he told me, “I only hire people who are lazy.” Not wanting to be tagged with that moniker, I figured I… Read more »