Thursday, February 25, 2010

Update to Undercover Boss for this week

One word. Staged.

As Jenifer said, what are the odds that a manager would have a new employee call in a problem (The lighting) on the first day?

Look, I get it, clearly they are going to have the CEO's spend days with employees that are positive and getting after it. Even that is starting to have a theme. An employee that has over come all, an employee that has a serious health issue. Yea, it makes for good TV. However is that all the imagination they can come up with?

OK it was just one episode. I will look for better next week.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

How do you teach people to speak to business owners?

Not only sales people, but they are definitely involved. Most sales reps and others do not spend much time speaking directly to business owners. More important, if they are speaking with business owners (C-Level People) if they are doing a poor job, many of these clevel people will not tell them. They will nod and smile and then never attend another meeting again.

I get that experience through HTG and other sources. Now the trick is moving that knowledge on. Your thoughts would be appreciated!

Monday, February 22, 2010

As I mentioned on the Corvette

They were going to do the $20 dynamic balancing.

I had a wicked shimmy at 70. Somtimes it was so bad it was scary. It was not a shimmy left and right, rather an up and down. So I thought if $20 fixed it, it was worth a gamble.

It solved the problem! It is like a new car. No shimmy and if anything it rides better than it ever has. So if you have a similar issue with your car see what this Dynamic balancing is

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Microsoft did it to me again?

Recently Microsoft added Zune to Xbox. That is great. You can purchase a video (Top Gear say for instance) on your Xbox and be able to also download it on your PC. What a great concept.

I found a problem. I created both my Xbox and Zune accounts several years ago and at different times. Well, the are not on the same live account. Guess what, you cannot at this point combine accounts. So, I either have to change my Xbox or my Zune account. Doing this would lose history, music, or game saves. Not a good option either way.

Why not be able to combine accounts?