Normally I love Jakob Nielsen and can't wait to hear from him.
This week Jakob Nielsen posted an article that's supposed to tell you how to retain key staff. Now, I read the article again and again and it just doesn't say anything. All it does is list a bunch of things and then asserts that they don't work.
For those of you who are feeling a bit empty after that, may I point you to:
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