John Boitnott

John Boitnott

Journalist, Digital Media Consultant and Investor
John Boitnott is a longtime digital media consultant and journalist living in San Francisco. He's written for Venturebeat, USA Today and FastCompany.
5 Essentials for Building a Lucrative Ecommerce Site
Ecommerce

5 Essentials for Building a Lucrative Ecommerce Site

The business opportunities online are enormous but taking advantage of them is a painstaking process.
Why the First Call From a Customer Is the Most Important
Customer Loyalty

Why the First Call From a Customer Is the Most Important

Research finds that potential customers unhappy with their first experience contacting a company are unlikely to ever return.
The Google Tool That Helps You Make Better HR Decisions
Human Resources

The Google Tool That Helps You Make Better HR Decisions

The search giant's re:Work resources provides articles, case studies and tips from experts in various industries on using analytics to improve hiring and promotion.
3 Fatal Ecommerce Mistakes You Must Not Make
Ecommerce

3 Fatal Ecommerce Mistakes You Must Not Make

You can't predict everything that might cause a customer to abandon their shopping cart but these three moves are known losers.
4 Ways to Freshen Your Outdated Website
Website Optimization

4 Ways to Freshen Your Outdated Website

You're halfway there If your pages load swiftly and can be read on a smartphone but you're nowhere if they don't and can't.
Why Many Tech Execs Are Skipping the Consumer Electronics Show
CES 2016

Why Many Tech Execs Are Skipping the Consumer Electronics Show

The CES is huge, so huge that people interested in networking are increasingly preferring smaller events better structured for networking.
5 Ways to Stretch Your Travel Budget With Freebies and Discounts
Business Travel

5 Ways to Stretch Your Travel Budget With Freebies and Discounts

Business demands travel, regardless if you can barely afford it. Don't worry, there is always a deal to be had.
Why Facebook Is Offering Employees $10,000 to Live Near HQ
Facebook

Why Facebook Is Offering Employees $10,000 to Live Near HQ

The company's offer is a statement about congestion in Silicon Valley and the shortcomings of remote workers.
5 Ways Not to Be Lonely When Traveling Alone on Business
Business Travel

5 Ways Not to Be Lonely When Traveling Alone on Business

The next time you're in a city far from home where you know nobody, take a deep breath and call it the biggest networking opportunity yet.
4 Ways to Stay Motivated When Your Boss Has Forgotten You Exist
Self Improvement

4 Ways to Stay Motivated When Your Boss Has Forgotten You Exist

Your boss has to give you a paycheck. Only the good ones give you acknowledgement, too.
5 Steps for Dealing With Potty-Mouth Employees
Problem Behaviors

5 Steps for Dealing With Potty-Mouth Employees

Workers who upset co-workers and customers with habitual profanity need to leave if they won't stop.
Troy Carter Talks About the Future of Technology and Music
Music Industry

Troy Carter Talks About the Future of Technology and Music

The music industry entrepreneur sees streaming as an unstoppable force that will benefit musicians and their fans.
4 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Recruit Exclusively Online
Recruiting

4 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Recruit Exclusively Online

Setting up a table at a job fair creates a potential for serendipity the Internet can rarely match.
What 'Shark Tank's' Robert Herjavec Looks for in a Startup
Ready To Launch

What 'Shark Tank's' Robert Herjavec Looks for in a Startup

A skilled entrepreneur with a fresh product for a growing market will never lack for funding.
The Sobering Risks of Mixing Work and Booze
drinking

The Sobering Risks of Mixing Work and Booze

Alcohol is effective for dissolving inhibitions, which is not always a good thing.