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.
The music industry entrepreneur sees streaming as an unstoppable force that will benefit musicians and their fans.
Setting up a table at a job fair creates a potential for serendipity the Internet can rarely match.
A skilled entrepreneur with a fresh product for a growing market will never lack for funding.
Alcohol is effective for dissolving inhibitions, which is not always a good thing.
You can use the time and money you don't waste figuring out how to dress for success to actually succeed.
As much you need to hire people with specific skills, you don't need their former employer carrying a lifelong grudge about losing them to you.
The one way to be less popular at work than the guy who gets on everybody's nerves is to be a tattletale.
What you order and how you look eating it can make at least as much impression as anything you have to say.
It might be time to adjust the household budget to afford a nanny.
We can't control the behavior of the people we work with but don't underestimate how much you can influence it.
Asking For a Raise
Appealing to the fact-finding nature of today's business leaders is a smart strategy to take with your boss.
Are you using this tool? It may be just what your business is looking for.
Google is ubiquitous and its ad targeting is uncannily accurate but many smaller businesses have to weigh carefully if that is the right place to invest their ad budget.
The tech industry increasingly recognizes diversity is both fundamentally fair and smart business in an industry fueled or limited by available talent.