You get your best ideas in the shower. So do I.

Recently my colleagues designed a sales incentive to attract new clients to advertise on our media network. Our incentive was enough to attract several new clients and encourage existing clients to increase their investment with us.   Rapport was not enough One of my clients, who I had a long-standing relationship with, was a particularly (more…)

Stop snoozing your alarm clock

“Winners find a way. Losers find an excuse.” -Anonymous When I was a teenager, I thought the snooze button on my alarm clock was the greatest invention ever. I could hit the ‘just 9 more minutes’ button if I was too cold, too tired, not feeling well or had any excuse to stay in bed (more…)

Operation outsource my life

You’re probably going to think I’m lazy because I outsource my life. I don’t do much if I don’t need to or don’t want to. Hell, I can’t even remember the last time I vacuumed or washed the dishes at home. Not that I can’t vacuum. I just don’t want to. Perhaps I should explain (more…)

50 First Dates With My Assistant

I once had an office assistant working on my team, who would email then call each team member daily, sometimes multiple times, for an update. First, she would send an email. Then, one of my other colleagues would remark, “Did you see that email?” Finally, the assistant would call me 15 minutes later to check (more…)

Work-Life integration is a double edged sword

Work-life integration is a poor substitute for balance. We are blurring the lines between our work and personal lives and the phrase ‘work-life intergration’ seems to be our attempt to justify this wrong. “Why are we able to answer emails on Sundays, but unable to go to the movies on Monday afternoons?” -Ricardo Semler Picking (more…)