Sites must create value for users

By Rick Colosimo / December 26, 2009 / This site recommendation falls into my category of “they have a word for that: it’s called Craigslist.” Seriously, there are too many “me-too” sites on the web that don’t add sufficient value to really, deep down, justify the cognitive overhead of keeping track of something new. I’m not saying that a new social network…

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New page of observations

By Rick Colosimo / November 27, 2009 /

NB: Google Reader is long gone, so these links to the Observations page have been removed. I’m sorry too. Following in the footsteps of giants, I’ve decided to create a separate page to track my notes on shared items from Google Reader. One reason for this is to encourage me to comment on GReader items…

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Cause of action website worth copying

By Rick Colosimo / October 14, 2009 /

This site, COA.TX, has an incredibly straightforward tagline: Quick Reference for Causes of Action and Affirmative Defenses in Texas. — Caselaw Snippets from Recent Texas Appellate Opinions. Lawyers with a national practice (often driven by national clients) can spend a surprising amount of time pulling specific quotes from the relevant jurisdiction to either get complaints…

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How to improve team productivity with simple SOPs

By Rick Colosimo / March 27, 2009 /

Gina Trapani, formerly of Lifehacker, recently posted this picture and the accompanying text. It’s a short set of rules that are, in effect, a simple team SOP (standard operating procedure). With even a small set of agreements about how they will operate, expectations and execution will more closely match up. When these rules are known…

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