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Posted by on Mar 20, 2013 in Google Docs | 0 comments

How to Pull Google Cache for Multiple URLs

How to Pull Google Cache for Multiple URLs

Want to know whether Google is caching your site? Recently, I wanted to find out if new URLs I inserted into a sitemap were being cached. It’s a pain to go through each URL, so I created a scraper that pulls Google Cache dates. You can use Scrapebox or Outwit to pull cache dates but both of them cost money so if you just have a few URLs to review, the below Google Doc certainly...

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Posted by on Dec 9, 2009 in Leadership | 0 comments

Choreographing Your Business

Whether you’re an emerging entrepreneur with a small management team or a corporate leader with a much larger staff, you know that the unique talents of your team make up the overall effectiveness of your company. Each person has a talent that makes your company move forward. You, as the entrepreneur, have to give direction to your teams’ talents. And you, as a team member have to work towards that entrepreneurial vision. In many ways, a team dynamic in the office parallels that on the performers stage. While I’m not a huge fan of choreography, this video is quite fascinating and illustrates the team...

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Posted by on Dec 8, 2009 in Leadership | 0 comments

Growing Exponentially

When Facebook opened its doors to the non-.edu audience, the site grew exponentially. They refined and refined to make a great social media space, then opened its doors to the rest of the world. Essentially, it went out of beta. Google does this all the time. It puts limits on accessibility (think invitation, developer preview only) to refine the product — makes it more stable, enhance its features, etc — then launches it to the world. From there, it grows exponentially. Both Facebook and Google exemplify how limiting access during the fine tuning stages can make for a better product when it is unveiled to the broader audience. It’s interesting then, why Pandora recently created a 40-hour listening limit per month. Now that they’ve had years to refine and grow their product and audience, the online music streaming service is turning back the clock. If anything, they are penalizing their strongest advocates. You’d imagine Pandora would try to make their product more accessible — similar to the Google /...

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Posted by on Dec 7, 2009 in Leadership | 0 comments

Investing in the Future

You never know who you’re going to work alongside in say 15 years. Consider this picture of Ronald Regan in 1988 shaking hands with the pre-pubescent Vladimir Putin. Who are you going to cross paths with now that will rise through the ranks to join you someday on the same level: If you’re an established industry leader, investing in young talent is key to injecting new life and ideas into your company. Even more important is finding the right talent to begin with. The strategy is to invest in young talent with drive, motivation. This signals potential to grow and flourish within your company. The secondary attribute your should look for is the right personality. If you do not mesh on your first interview, you might not want to hire them though they are talented and driven. You are as efficient and effective as your ability to communicate and share your ideas. Gut feelings are powerful and while you should not always rely on them, it’s not wise to...

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