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Creating Passionate Users - joint blog of the week

Creating Passionate UsesAnother new (to me) blog that I would recommend is Creating Passionate Users expertly and wittily written by Kathy Sierra. She not only knows her stuff but has the skills and, dare I say it, passion to get it out to everyone.

As an example of the postings check out Who'd you make smile today
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Really, though, there's one really simple thing that we can do to make someone else smile.

Smile.

We've talked before about how scientists know that smiling produces physiological changes in your body. And thanks to mirror neurons, we know that seeing someone else smile or laugh can trigger the same neurons reponsible for making us smile.

But this cannot be faked:


Or what about, Don't ask employees to be passionate about the company!
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The company should behave just like a good user interface -- support people in doing what they're trying to do, and stay the hell out of their way. Applying the employer-as-UI model, the best company is one in which the employees are so engaged in their work that the company fades into the background.

Just a few wonderful examples (and I urge you to read the full articles) about having fun, creating passion and generally getting the crap and bureaucracy out of people's work lives - Creating Passionate Users, feed at: http://headrush.typepad.com/creating_passionate_users/index.rdf

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