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  March 2009 - Full Edition Year 11 Issue 3  
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Expert guidance from working professionals!
Wes Peterson
Internet Marketing topic:
Make Other Web Sites Drive Up Yours: Do-it right!
by Wes Peterson

Having lots of other web sites host links to your site is a great way to make search engines regard your site as important, or relevant.  It helps ensure high visibility for your site when Internet visitors use search providers to find content related to your site.

There are several ways to accomplish this, but you must tread carefully: The wrong techniques can backfire - with serious consequences.

WinForms topic (classic post):
A 10 Minute C# Winforms Quick Start
by Mike Prestwood

The ButtonsCS project. Create a classic "Hello, World" application using Visual Studio .Net with C# syntax. Requires either the full version or Visual C# Express Edition.

IT Water-Cooler for Power-Users topic (classic post):
Work Ethic v2: Attention Control
by Wes Peterson

Work Ethic v1 was about working hard, and working long. Straw-boss managers tried to boost productivity by cracking the whip. And it worked, up to a point, in certain sectors.

In recent years, the concept of "working smarter, not harder" has gained acceptance. It is, howver, just the harbinger of Work Ethic v2.

Work Ethic v2 is about an always "on" work force: People that have mastered control of attention, and are gratified by being in "the now."

Here we talk about how to get there.

New Client Area topic (classic post):
Smaller Is Sometimes Better!
by Mike Prestwood
What is the advantage of working with a smaller consulting firm like Prestwood versus a Big 5 IT consulting firm?

Prestwood Portfolio topic (classic post):
Employee Handbook Writer: Prestwood Portfolio
by Wes Peterson

Prestwood specializes in custom business solutions.

Employee Handbook Writer, distributed by the California Chamber of Commerce, was a particularly challenging project with very gratifying results.

Editor's Final Word

Quote from Shaw

If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.

George Bernard Shaw For service: 916-726-5675
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