Rotary phones and iPhones battle it out

photo credit: Todd Baker << technowannabe Vann’s @NathanReep passed this on over the weekend and it’s a major league topic that’s definitely worthy of a guest post. 5 generations of workers in one workplace. How will you cope? Different things got them there, different things motivate them. Whatever it takes to lead individuals from one […]

15 seconds: The difference between so-so and …

photo credit: maessive Today is about setting expectations. When you go into a doctor’s office, most people figure they’ll wait 10-15 minutes whether it makes any sense or not. If that doctor’s office happens to be an OBGYN, you can reasonably expect that it might be 10 minutes or 3 hours, which goes with the […]

6 leadership competencies

photo credit: shioshvili Today’s guest post is from John Hunter over at Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog. John’s a big Deming fan (as you should be) and despite the value of the list, he kept it short and sweet. Check it out at

How do you keep up?

photo credit: fazen How do you keep up? I was speaking to a group of small business owners the other day about websites and (to their surprise) mobile technology and how it should affect their internet strategy – or at least, provoke them to have one. After (probably) scaring them a bit, that was the last […]

Earn trust or destroy it? Your choice

photo credit: aturkus Millions of people depend on Gmail. Sometimes it goes down unexpectedly. Not long ago, people all over the world were “freaking out” and saying the F word (“Fail”) because Gmail was down. In addition to numerous posts via Twitter and other social media, here’s how Google communicated a problem when they had […]

Matt wasn’t writing about starting a bank.

photo credit: tm-tm Earlier this week, Matt Mullenweg (whose software runs this blog) wrote a post about starting a bank. BUT…it really wasn’t about starting a bank. Not if you look under the covers just a bit. It was really about how to look at your market and stand out because you don’t do all […]

Standing around on the Moon

Forty years ago tonight, two guys stepped on the Moon for the very first time (as far as we know, anyhow). They did so not by accident or happenstance, but because of an explicit choice (and a challenge). One of the things that always intrigued me about President Kennedy’s speech was his use of words […]

The new economics of entrepreneurship

photo credit: C.P.Storm Today’s guest post from Guy Kawasaki talks briefly about the current state of the economy and more importantly about the economics of starting your own business these days. Guy’s post offers more reasons why I keep pestering local folks to start their own business – *especially* if they are currently laid off.

Cracks in your life. What would bust them wide open?

photo credit: geoftheref Today’s guest post is from @BradRourke, who posts on a litany of topics revolving around self, community organizations, business and things in-between. The Mark Sanford meltdown was just one of his topics recently, but not so much about the paparazzi angle. Instead, he writes about what it might take to get a […]

Do CEOs Matter – Mike says “Yes”

photo credit: TheAlieness GiselaGiardino²³ Today’s guest post is from former Pitney Bowes CEO Mike Critelli, who talks about why CEOs matter. Not just CEOs of Fortune 100 corporations, but CEO of your business as well. In particular, in fact. Check it out.