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.
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You will never sell yourself more persuasively than your enthused customers can.
Everybody is aggravating to somebody some of the time. A jerk is aggravating to everybody all the time.
Tech companies bidding for coveted talent are indirectly driving housing costs higher than most people can easily afford.
Make sure your employees aren't engaging in these time-wasting activities.
Love to travel? Remind your supervisor that the potential ROI from the trip is greater than the trip's cost.
Before saying any one of these statements, review in your mind how it will be received.
Consider the feelings of others on the team. They want to accomplish the same things as you.
Reduce workplace conflicts and business liability by training your staff.
Nobody can afford to let the time spent getting to and from work go to waste.
If you bring more value to your job the boss is going to see that you are worth more money.
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Have a plan for what you will do when what you're doing stops getting results.
Share your unabashed self online with the people who love you. Don't assume that includes everybody you're doing business with.
Collaboration is the essence of teamwork, but interruptions are the bane of anyone trying to concentrate. There is a way to make this work.
Very soon and very fast, virtual reality will be available to everyone. It's the biggest change in marketing since TV ads were new.
Managers must find ways to encourage input while also insisting employees get their work done.