Apple’s One Last Thing Could Be a Mistake

Apple iPad Pro

September 9, 2015 will go down in Apple history as a significant moment for the company. It’s the day they crossed into the threshold of near-perfection. However, in light of their position as a global technology leader, I… Read More

Reddit Writing Prompts Offer a World of Opportunities

I’ve found a great new pastime called /r/WritingPrompts/. It’s a subreddit where people post situations or scenarios in the form of writing prompts and other people can respond to them by crafting a story as a response. And… Read More

Poor Marketing and Overselling – Part Three: Greed

Poor marketing: greed

“Under promise, over deliver” is advice in business that reflects an understanding that marketing alone cannot bring success. Yet despite this common knowledge, a brief tour through the Internet reveals mountains of poor marketing decisions. In this third part… Read More

Poor Marketing and Overselling – Part Two: Technical Failure

“Under promise, over deliver” is advice in business that reflects an understanding that marketing alone cannot bring success. Yet despite this common knowledge, a brief tour through the Internet reveals mountains of poor marketing decisions. In this second part… Read More

Poor Marketing and Overselling – Part One: Ignorance

Ignorance

“Under promise, over deliver” is advice in business that reflects an understanding that marketing alone cannot bring success. Yet despite this common knowledge, a brief tour through the Internet reveals mountains of poor marketing decisions. In this first part… Read More

An Eye on the Time

It has been a week since the New Year and if you are like most of us, you’ve already begun to stumble with your resolutions. Maybe it took longer to get to the gym or you decided to… Read More

Making the Momentum of a New Year Last

Your gym is packed, inspirational status updates proliferate Facebook, and more than one acquaintance has dug out a pet project that has become the subject of every conversation. You recognize the symptoms: It’s the New Year.

Negotiating a Raise is About Earning a Raise, Not Deserving One

Credit Card and Bill

The advice I’ve found about negotiating a raise was sound: describe why you earned a raise, not why you deserve one.

Reinvigorate Your Business During It’s Slow Season

If your business is like mine, then the months leading up to Christmas are slow. For me, it’s a period marked by significant idling and extra attention to those few clients who do come around. I would prefer… Read More

The “Push, Publish, and Polish” Business Methodology

A business’ biggest enemy is itself. Achieving Perfection When I think of “perfection,” I envision Valve, Pixar, and Apple. In my mind, each has managed to deliver a product that has defined its industry. But at what cost?… Read More