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Blackboard World Interview

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

I was interviewed for LMS Podcast while exhibiting at Blackboard World 2008. I’m not sure Agilix wanted me to give an interview, but hey - I was the only representative from the company there, so why not!? I gave a brief description of the Agilix Backpack software and how it can help students, […]

What Makes a Good Business Idea?

Monday, May 12th, 2008

What makes a good business idea? I know lots of people that have started businesses with what seems to be the golden touch. Everything seems to come together, revenue starts flowing, and boom - success! But I also know other people who think they have a great business idea and they give […]

Thomas Skinner in the News

Monday, April 14th, 2008

I was poking around on the web tonight and came across this archived article from 2001 in the Deseret News. This was a report on a venture funding event that the company I worked for (Communitect) attended. I believe this historic document is the first time I was ever quoted in the media. […]

Death by PowerPoint

Saturday, March 1st, 2008

I have created and delivered many, many, many PowerPoint presentations over the years. Some were better received than others. Recently, I decided I need to create two presentations - one for what I am going to propose to improve productivity and client service solutions where I work, and the other for pitching a […]

Toshiba Quits HD DVD - An Application of the Dip

Saturday, February 23rd, 2008

I picked up a book the other day called ‘the dip’ by Seth Godin. It talks about knowing when to quit in business (or anything). The recent news surrounding Blue Ray disc and HD DVD has provided a practical application of the principle. In his book, Godin describes a couple of curves called […]

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