Category Archives: Best business practices

What’s so wrong with being a niche business?

I’ve written about Blackberry a number of times since I started this blog but not since 2012 when I wrote – I’m waving bye-bye to Blackberry. I noted the features were awful, the battery life was poor, and the two-year … Continue reading

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Sleep as business currency

I recently finished UC Berkeley Neuroscientist and Professor Matthew Walker’s interesting book Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams. I’m particularly interested in how much people sleep (or don’t sleep) and have written a few blog posts … Continue reading

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When it comes to clients who should deliver the bad news?

When you’re involved in a service business it’s no secret that not everything goes right all the time. Making the client aware of the bad news is probably one of the least pleasant things we professionals experience. But in that … Continue reading

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The Long Tail of Old Jobs

There aren’t many but there are still a few horse-drawn carriages on the streets of New York City – a somewhat controversial subject between Mayor DeBlasio, animal rights activists, and the owners of stables on the city’s west side. The … Continue reading

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Slide presentations are not about how smart you look

Most business professionals today need to have at least some basic skills in PowerPoint or some other presentation format. I know this because personally I am pretty lousy at creating attractive and interesting PPTs. The one thing I do keep … Continue reading

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When things go wrong, it’s ok to be angry but be a pro

When it comes to athletics, there’s a big difference between being an amateur and a being a professional.   Some amateurs can be highly capable and every bit as good as a professional. What separates them from professionals is that they … Continue reading

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Apple Watch is an interruptive device

Last week I ranted about unwanted LinkedIn invitations. I had a few interesting conversations with readers. So now I turn my sights on the Apple Watch, which has been around for nearly two years. I know quite a few people … Continue reading

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