An ethical lapse, or just not knowing any better?

photo credit: KhayaL Last night I was working on the web site for our local Scout camp. Lots of Scout troops from out of state visit Glacier National Park every year. Some of them use our local Scout camp property as a “base camp” for a week or two of treks they make into the […]

Are you thinking about 5 years from now? Really?

What about in other markets that affect yours? Ever want to know at least a little bit of what Google might be thinking? This 5 minute excerpt is the meaty part of a 45 minute long discussion about the future with Google CEO Eric Schmidt. Listen to what Schmidt says about the inevitable intersection of […]

If your business uses PPC ads, your world just changed. Again.

Google is starting to offer the ability to advertise inside YouTube. Rather than repeat the YouTube / AdWords connection story here, I suggest you take a look at Website Magazine’s coverage of the YouTube advertising story. If you are already using pay-per-click advertising in your business, the time to get your strategy figured out for […]

Learning from Google

Today’s guest post is a brief story in Baseline magazine about how Google treats their employees. Unless you work in an IT shop (ie: a geeky guy like me), you probably haven’t read Baseline, but I highly recommend it. It was the source of the excellent coverage of the Delta Nervous System years ago that […]

Competitors: How to easily keep an eye on them. Free.

When I was in the software business, I didn’t watch our competitors too much. For one thing, I really didn’t consider them competitors. Sure, we lost a sale to them once in a while, but more often than not, it was due to (I kid you not) lies and deception, or a misplaced idea about […]