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Tiny Deathstars of Foulness

It may sound like a cliché, but nothing is truer for business owners: You’re only as good as your employees.

And because nothing’s ever easy, few challenges are more delicate than keeping valuable employees happy and motivated.

To read more, see my post over at @inc at http://www.inc.com/charles-edge/10-things-you-should-do-to-keep-your-employees-happy-every-day.html

January 13th, 2017

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For a simple guide to getting your message in front of customers by offering the type of content they want to consume, check out my latest article on Inc.com at http://www.inc.com/charles-edge/5-video-strategies-that-can-grow-your-business-without-spending-a-mint.html

January 5th, 2017

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12 years ago today I posted my first article on this site. My publisher at the time thought I should have a website, so I made one. And after over 3,500 posts, I’ve watched the industry change so much!

I have always written about what I do. Because of that, the past couple of years have seen a slight shift from Apple device management (I mean, I still write about that when I feel like it) to more technical management and leadership articles. These days I also have contributions scattered all over the place, from publishing code on GitHub, to writing about technology and leadership for Huffington Post, to Entrepreneurism for Inc.com, to writing about scrum for devops magazines, to books on mostly servers and security for O’Reilly/Apress/TakeControl, and finally to activism (and hacktivism I suppose).

I’ve taken some criticism for veering away from my core. And I’m OK with that. But I always come back here and post links to the other writings and podcasts and public speaking engagements even if they do go in a slightly different direction. And I still do an annual guide on OS X Server. This year I didn’t write a full-on book, as there was only one new checkbox, but I will when there’s more to write about – and I did update and expand the annual free guide. I also still write on mass management of Apple devices and whatever else I feel like writing about, but I don’t just do that any more, so I write about other things as well.

Mostly though, I am honored so many people come to the site. I am always so grateful when people mention the site, say thank you in passing, ask me if I’m krypted in the bathroom (that happens), punch me for screwing up their server, or post comments asking follow-ups. It helps to know I’m not just writing for web crawlers and bots (although my preference is definitely to not get punched).

So thank you for sticking with me however long you’ve been coming here! And please, feel free to recommend articles or if you’d like to do some guest posts (or become a long-term contributor) let me know and I’ll get you an account!

December 30th, 2016

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Chuck Joiner was kind enough to have me on MacVoices again, this time an episode focused on Holiday Gift Guides. I’d tried to stay sub-$50 but then Chuck totally stole some of my selections. We laughed. We cried. Hope you enjoy!

December 7th, 2016

Posted In: Articles and Books, Home Automation, Interviewing, public speaking, Wearable Technology

You work for weeks, months, or years to build a business that is killing it. Then you get a huge new customer. You feel like you’ve been put on the map. But then the reality sets in. Maybe you won the business because you’re innovative, less expensive, faster, etc. But now you start getting completely destroyed by the overhead of making those sweet, sweet dollars from that new customer. Wouldn’t it have been great to have known about a few things to ask about? My response includes a few tips on how to work with them, that just might save you some serious margin!. Check it out at http://www.inc.com/charles-edge/how-to-work-with-big-companies-without-getting-caught-in-red-tape.html.

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November 18th, 2016

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My first piece on Inc.com is up at http://www.inc.com/charles-edge/potential-goldmines-5-social-networking-sites-youve-never-heard-of.html and deals with Social Networks that you might not consider social networks. I should probably do a follow-up on fair play on them… Either way, hope you enjoy.

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November 2nd, 2016

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Here’s my deck from MacSysAdmin, if you’re interested in such things.

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October 5th, 2016

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My latest post is up over on Huffington Post. It starts a little like this:

You work hard, you work harder, and then you get a montage. The montage starts when you get hit in the face with a pizza by the other engineers on your team. Then you get a little better as Bon Jovi or Tina Turner belt out a power ballad just for you. Then things start to click. You catch the bugs before you compile, you close all the tickets in your queue, and finally you get carried out of the office door on the shoulders of your coworkers, given the key to the city, and promoted to Grand Puba. It’s awesome.

Read more at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/charles-edge/signs-youve-hit-your-stri_b_12107664.html.

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September 22nd, 2016

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September 10th, 2016

Posted In: Articles and Books, iPhone, Mac OS X, Mac OS X Server, Mac Security, MacAdmins Podcast

It’s funny how you write an article exploring why technology initiatives fail and it ends up becoming another list article. But at least the spirit of the thing survived editorial. And a special thanks to the editors of this piece for making it more accessible! To read more on my perspectives around why various technology initiatives fail, see https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/280652.

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August 31st, 2016

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