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Author: Joel Slatis

I’m a CEO. Here’s How I Run My Paperless, Work-From-Home Company From My iPhone

In the last 15 years, I’ve generated less than one file cabinet drawer’s worth of paper. Most of that paper can be thrown out now, as everything is available online. None of us are strangers to the wonders of the internet at this point in our evolution, but it’s still no less remarkable. For many of us, the internet just kind of snuck up on us, but for others, the internet was attacked aggressively to achieve new possibilities. The latter applies to my business,, and how I’m able to manage my 20 office-less workers and several thousand customers from my phone.

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How People Use

Employee looking at graphs, data

Contributed by Joel Slatis

On any given day, many thousands of people, all around the world use to record their work time. It’s happening somewhere in the world right now, even as you’re reading this. Google records all that usage in a big database where we can later analyze the data.

A bunch of us in the office love data and looking at dorky graphs and charts. This time, we thought it would be fun to share some of them with you as well. We looked at data from the last 2 million (or so) visits, sorted by location and software. Here’s a few of the stats from our little piece of the electronic world:

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Top 5 Ways Spammers Get Your Email Address and What to Do About It

Stealing email addressesContributed by Joel Slatis, president of

Regardless of whether you ever showed an interest in the topic and regardless of whether you even use your email address, spam will almost certainly find its way in. Most of the spam you get is irrelevant to you but so is most of the advertising you see each day. And that’s just what it is – advertising.


Is Siri Serious Voice Recognition Software or a Toy for Mobile Users?

Contributed by Joel Slatis, president of

Until recently, the daily integration of voice recognition applications existed only in science fiction. Then came Siri, Apple’s famous attempt to invent its own voice recognition environment and bring it to the masses. It’s a great start, but Siri isn’t all it’s cracked up to be and most of us can see that voice recognition has a long way to go before it’s really ready for prime time.