Ford & Tesla Should Merge

Recently the country’s hottest automaker and the country’s oldest automaker got into a bit of a public spat. It started when Elon Musk, who’s been reportedly sleeping under his desk as he tries to steer Tesla through “production hell,” told … Read More

BE YOURSELF. Don’t BEat yourself up.

I’ve been having a lot of conversations lately with young, hungry, hardworking, passionate people who just “haven’t found what they’re looking for.” Whether they’ve been let go from a company because the role they found themselves in wasn’t a good … Read More

Essential Listens for Your Commute

Once upon a time I worked for a company that made a name for itself by creating a social cataloging app on Facebook called “Visual Bookshelf” that enabled people to share books they’ve read, were currently reading, or planned to … Read More

How to Write Thank You Notes

A few posts back I wrote about what I believe are the two most important words in business: “Thank You.” These two, simple words can make someone’s day, or make someone feel pretty unappreciated (think how you feel when you hold a door … Read More

You can’t always get what you want…

but if you try sometimes… you might find… you get what you need. Never would have thought I’d use Rolling Stones lyrics in a post about business, but there’s wisdom behind the song “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” … Read More

It’s Okay to Be Real!

I have a penchant for writing posts on LinkedIn that result in many people messaging me saying, “what you wrote really spoke to me!” or “your article was EXACTLY what I was thinking and needed to hear!” It’s flattering to … Read More

How to Manage at Startups vs. Established Companies

When you’re a founder or early employee of a start-up, there’s a lot you don’t know. There are a lot of “firsts,” and trial-by-fire is the status quo — it’s where the famous “fail fast” mantra stems from. The beauty … Read More

LivingSocial –> GROUPON. And then there was one.

Yesterday it was announced that Groupon, the fastest growing company in history, acquired LivingSocial, the second fastest growing company in history. Prior to the acquisition, both companies competed to be the “King of Daily Deals,” a new form online advertising … Read More

Talking vs. Typing

Remember when AOL launched Instant Messenger in 1997? How could you forget? Somehow the company behind the running man that loudly (and by today’s standards) slowly connected us to the world wide web, magic of e-mail, and chat rooms managed … Read More

Brilliance of Amazon Dash Buttons

This past week, retail giant Walmart announced that it will close 269 stores in 2016, and I installed 6 nifty little gadgets called “Dash Buttons” from e-commerce giant Amazon into my kitchen. Both of these things are symbolic of the shopping shift … Read More