In an effort to counteract information overload, I've started qualifying much of my written communication with a certain taxonomy. Since I won't be able to explain it to everyone, I'm writing this blog, which I'll send people to when they ask "what are the numbers all about?" I've even made a Magic Decoder Ring below. Well, technically it's more of a rectangle than a ring, but you get the idea.
I'm putting numbers in front of much of what I write in our internal company communications. I usually don't do it publicly, although I might start to, if it works well. For example, if I were writing this blog internally, I'd give it a , since it's of low priority. That doesn't mean it's not valuable, it just means you won't need the information to do your job effectively -- think of a  as an "FYI, a  of "I need a response when you can" and a  as "urgent -- I need an answer right now". We'll see how well this works. I've been using it for a few days and it feels good so far from my perspective. Feel free to leave your comments below telling me how you perceive it as a recipient.
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Daniel Odio gives tips and tricks for entrepreneurs!
Click to listen to "Episode 65: Interview Part 1" and click to listen to "Episode 66: Interview Part 2"
Jim Hopkinson, Wired.com's Marketing Guy and creator ofThe Hopkinson Report, recently interviewed me for his Hopkinson Report podcast. Here's a Tweet of Jim's about the Podcast, and another one about my social media hardware bag and another on my blog posting about how to hire people effectively.
Here is a transcript of the Podcasts
(For those RSS readers who didn't check out the comments on yesterday's post,yes, it was an April Fools day hoax.)
As you probably know, when I get into anything I take it to an extreme and often unreasonable level. Now my phone is no exception.
I already had a pretty cool phone setup. I ported my cell phone number to callcentric.com, a VOIP provider, who then forwarded it to my local cell phone. There were three problems with this, though: