The community wins

One neat thing about being on FriendFeed is that the community gives you a TON of feedback. I’ve found that the community there is really constructive, even when giving pretty harsh feedback. Anyway, tomorrow on WorkFastTV we’re making a ton of changes. It’ll be interesting to watch FriendFeed tomorrow to see what people think of the show, especially since the changes that got done came from there.

Anyway, tomorrow we’ll have Matt Rissell, CEO of TSheets, a Boise-based provider of online timeclocks used by employees and consultants. Here’s his blog. All that is pretty cool, but what I found interesting is that he went on a mission to determine what made the most productive people successful and interviewed tons of CEOs. His surprise: Tools didn’t much matter. His discovery: There are 10 rules that the 75 successful people he surveyed all followed. We’ll talk about those tomorrow.

I bet that one of them is “listens well to feedback.” See you at FastCompanyTV at 10 a.m. Pacific Time tomorrow. We won’t have a chat room during the show (that’s one of the many changes that we’re making) but will be interactive after the show. We’re doing that so we can give our guest our full attention during the show and this way we’ll be interactive, but at the appropriate time.

Let us know what you think.

52 thoughts on “The community wins

  1. Kathy,

    Fame carries a price. Staying in public life requires dealing with the risks of criticism and potenially disturbing feedback.

    You wrote:
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    I needed a lot more information about who was behind the threatening and harassing comments, posts, and graphics, and this seemed like the best way to provoke people into coming forward, and/or to get their co-authors to ‘out’ them. This worked, and although it is still not over for me (there is still one person responsible for the *worst* of it, who is still unidentified), I have gotten all the information I could possibly get from having made this post, and at this point, moving forward is my top priority.
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    I suggest you stay the course and decide if you are ready to re-join the noisy interplay of personalities that is the blogging ‘verse.

    Have strong coping skills is important… or it escalates to a food fight.

    Consider this small idea: “Madame Levy” may have injuries of her own to justify (to herself and others) for her rants. She is so much more than what you allow her to appear here.

    Her coping skill is to fight back with skills you cannot match. That’s not a threat. It’s an assessment based upon seeking her take down many poorly considered posts. She may not be nice… but she’s perceptive regarding self-serving excuses for poor reasoning. At least respect the body of the work and try to forgive one unfortunate attempt at blogging art.

    Forgiveness and understanding are the path to healing. Time heals… too.
    You met Rageboy and saw that words without human contact are subject to misinterpretation. Contact with madame levy might however not help much. She is angry… maybe with reasons hidden in her work. Read on.

  2. Kathy,

    Fame carries a price. Staying in public life requires dealing with the risks of criticism and potenially disturbing feedback.

    You wrote:
    ===================================================
    I needed a lot more information about who was behind the threatening and harassing comments, posts, and graphics, and this seemed like the best way to provoke people into coming forward, and/or to get their co-authors to ‘out’ them. This worked, and although it is still not over for me (there is still one person responsible for the *worst* of it, who is still unidentified), I have gotten all the information I could possibly get from having made this post, and at this point, moving forward is my top priority.
    ===================================================
    I suggest you stay the course and decide if you are ready to re-join the noisy interplay of personalities that is the blogging ‘verse.

    Have strong coping skills is important… or it escalates to a food fight.

    Consider this small idea: “Madame Levy” may have injuries of her own to justify (to herself and others) for her rants. She is so much more than what you allow her to appear here.

    Her coping skill is to fight back with skills you cannot match. That’s not a threat. It’s an assessment based upon seeking her take down many poorly considered posts. She may not be nice… but she’s perceptive regarding self-serving excuses for poor reasoning. At least respect the body of the work and try to forgive one unfortunate attempt at blogging art.

    Forgiveness and understanding are the path to healing. Time heals… too.
    You met Rageboy and saw that words without human contact are subject to misinterpretation. Contact with madame levy might however not help much. She is angry… maybe with reasons hidden in her work. Read on.

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