Meeting Icebreakers That Are Better Than Yours

Meeting Icebreakers That Are Better Than Yours

I typically loathe the perfunctory icebreaker questions that sometimes get used during corporate meetings. You know the kind I’m referring to? They’re the, “If you were a vegetable, what kind of vegetable would you be” questions. I’ve been in a couple of meetings lately that used icebreakers to open the meeting and the questions were downright torture. As much as I generally don’t like the icebreaker concept, these questions could be more interesting and be far more effective at helping the attendees reveal something about themselves. To that extent, I’ve…

Bringing some clarity to Google’s ‘mobile friendly’ algorithm

Bringing some clarity to Google’s ‘mobile friendly’ algorithm

If you’ve read any piece online about Google’s recent ‘mobile friendly’ algorithm update, you no doubt must think the world is coming to an end. I’ve seen headlines with the terms “mobilegeddon” or touting “crippling penalties” for non-compliance, or “the biggest change in years!” To bring you up to speed, Google recently rolled out an update to it’s search algorithm that prioritizes mobile optimized pages over non-optimized ones when searching from a mobile device. I’ve written before about how this kind of hyperbolic tech reporting drives me batty, and the…

7 Days With Apple Watch

7 Days With Apple Watch

I, like most of the technology nerds of my ilk, arose dutifully at 2:55 a.m. on April 10th to pre-order the Apple Watch. Within 3 minutes I had procured a 38mm Apple Watch and a 42mm Apple Watch and I went back to sleep looking forward to the April 24th delivery date. I chose the Apple Watch instead of the Sport model, as the sapphire crystal should provide far superior scratch resistance. I own a Hamilton X-Wind with a sapphire crystal, and after wearing it heavily for over 10 years,…