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.
Innovation results from the ideas we have and the ideas we encourage other people to share.
Being unfamiliar with the latest tech is exactly the first impression you don't want to make.
Disciplining and Firing
Terminating an employee, even one who deserves it, is already traumatic. Don't make it worse by setting yourself up for a lawsuit.
Starting your own business is taking a smart risk, operating without the right insurance is not.
New Year's resolutions
The best resolutions are those for which we can't blame anyone else if we don't keep them.
People make up their minds about each other in an instant but nothing is permanent.
An entrepreneur's business is a reflection of themselves. Sometimes, that's the problem.
Often, people are just too polite to tell you that you are screwing up. You need to find out for yourself.
Among the most effective strategies for keeping your site lively and fresh is inviting other bloggers to post. Mind you etiquette and you'll build your brand and your network.
Investing in a startup requires believing in the founder. Due diligence is as much a gut check as a fact check.
The emerging sharing economy is perhaps the premiere example of how technology and social media create wealth by making use of what we already have.
The most common mistake people make with their online security is to have one password for everything but now you can do it safely.
The unhappy truth is that most email pitches are ignored most of the time, but there is much you can do to improve your odds.
Exchanging cards remains a pleasant custom but bring it into the digital age with these shortcuts into the other person's contacts.
A bit of color, tweak the logo, optimize for mobile and, voila! It's a fresh new look.