1. BROKEN MEETINGS (and how you'll fix them)
    TWITTER.COM Headquarters, 21 Sep 2010
    MERLIN MANN, 43folders.com, merlinmann.com
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    43 Folders: i-0.us/fix-meetings

    There's a big elephant in the office today that's becoming harder to ignore—meetings.

    Even the best meetings can eat up massive person-hours, but those really awful ones will just kill you. You know the type.

    Those time-wasting, rudderless, repetitious, zombie meetings where "deep dives," "drill downs," and "face time" often mean much is debated, little is accomplished, and everybody leaves feeling broken--AND, often as not, late for their next meeting.

    In the premiere of this all-new presentation, Merlin Mann attacks Bad Meeting Culture with the same brand of practical, funny, and thought-provoking advice that his popular Inbox Zero talks brought to the topic of email.

    You'll learn:

    - what got us into this meeting mess
    - why meetings have special powers to waste time at scale
    - how "The 'Meh' Virus" propogates
    - why even scrums and one-on-ones aren't immune
    - how your meeting needs a parent
    - 10 insanely practical tactics for improving your own meetings--starting today

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  2. Check out [TextExpander](smileonmymac.com/TextExpander/)'s new "Fill" functionality. _In_. _Sane_.

    My love for TextExpander knows no bounds.

    Pasties for the three snippets I mentioned (which need to be tweaked for your own setup):

    * [youtube embed](pastie.textmate.org/867327)
    * [mp3 embed](pastie.textmate.org/867326)
    * [flickr link with credit](pastie.textmate.org/867322)

    Also mentioned:

    [Make Link](addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/142) is an indispensable Firefox extension that lets you grab a customized, marked-up, "one-click" pasteboard of the current web page (including variables for title, URL, and quoted text).

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  3. It's about Inbox Zero. I'm excited about it.

    InboxZero.com

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  4. Tuesday, I did that: vimeo.com/7173596;

    Wednesday, I did this.

    43 Folders Post: http://bit.ly/1QANRV

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