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References? Already? You Shouldn’t Have…

For the past 3 years, I have had a wide range of experiences talking to recruiters about helping me locate a new career position. Thus far, the recruiters have not done me any good — and well, I suppose I have...

How About HR Sends a Thank You Note?

“It sets them the connection, both ways!”Today, I came across “I’ve been hiring people for 10 years, and I still swear by a simple rule: If someone doesn’t send a thank-you email, don’t hire them”. If someone provides you the...

A Few Things VCs and Investors Want You to Know, But Won’t Tell You

They Want Open Lines of CommunicationInvestors may come across as busy and put on the show they want less correspondence, but that is simply not true. In fact, most investors expect periodic updates and leveraging their expertise and counsel...

Want Better Digital Marketing Campaign Results? Talk To — Not at Your Customers

How does a 70% summer sale sound to you? Well, sounds pretty good — unless I told you it was for something that you didn’t like and that I am going to call you on the phone (which you hate) to...

A Few Harsh Truths About Business Ownership Everyone Forgot to Tell You — And How to Address These…

A Few Harsh Truths About Business Ownership Everyone Forgot to Tell You — And How to Address These ChallengesExcited about your new venture? Excellent — I am too! I trust these are helpful caveats.Already knee-deep into business ownership world and wishing someone told you...

Easy and Free SEO* Tips Anyone Can Do

*SEO — Search Engine OptimizationMany business owners recognize the importance of having a web site — and are familiar with using Google to search for something. However, when faced with driving new leads and getting ranked high on Google, these same owners can...

What I Am Reading Now

The Prosperity Paradox of Poverty.

Poverty is arguably mankind's most intractable problem.

Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders? (And How to Fix It)

Women generally outperform men as leaders, research shows. So how come there aren't more of them? One reason is our association...

The Prosperity Paradox: How Innovation Can Lift Nations Out of Poverty.

Poverty is arguably mankind's most intractable problem. Christensen, a Harvard professor and originator of the concept of disruptive innovation, here argues...