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.
6 Ways to Convince Your Boss That Traveling is Important
Business Travel

6 Ways to Convince Your Boss That Traveling is Important

Love to travel? Remind your supervisor that the potential ROI from the trip is greater than the trip's cost.
15 Things Your Boss Is Tired of Hearing
Employee Retention

15 Things Your Boss Is Tired of Hearing

Before saying any one of these statements, review in your mind how it will be received.
10 Ways You Hurt Yourself When You Won't be a Team Player
Team-Building

10 Ways You Hurt Yourself When You Won't be a Team Player

Consider the feelings of others on the team. They want to accomplish the same things as you.
6 Refresher Courses Every Employee Should Take Each Year
Customer Experience

6 Refresher Courses Every Employee Should Take Each Year

Reduce workplace conflicts and business liability by training your staff.
5 Ways to Make the Most of a Long Commute
Time Management

5 Ways to Make the Most of a Long Commute

Nobody can afford to let the time spent getting to and from work go to waste.
15 Daily Habits That Will Help You Get a Raise
Raises

15 Daily Habits That Will Help You Get a Raise

If you bring more value to your job the boss is going to see that you are worth more money.
15 Tips for Livening Up Things When Your Brand Is Getting Stale
Make More Happen

15 Tips for Livening Up Things When Your Brand Is Getting Stale

Have a plan for what you will do when what you're doing stops getting results.
How to Have a Personal Social Media Account Without Hurting Your Business
Social Media

How to Have a Personal Social Media Account Without Hurting Your Business

Share your unabashed self online with the people who love you. Don't assume that includes everybody you're doing business with.
7 Ways Workers Can Have an Open-Door Policy Without Going Crazy
open office

7 Ways Workers Can Have an Open-Door Policy Without Going Crazy

Collaboration is the essence of teamwork, but interruptions are the bane of anyone trying to concentrate. There is a way to make this work.
In a Matter of Months You Could Be Marketing With Google DayDream
Virtual Reality

In a Matter of Months You Could Be Marketing With Google DayDream

Very soon and very fast, virtual reality will be available to everyone. It's the biggest change in marketing since TV ads were new.
How to Focus Employees Who Are Too Helpful With Their Ideas
Managing Employees

How to Focus Employees Who Are Too Helpful With Their Ideas

Managers must find ways to encourage input while also insisting employees get their work done.
How 2 Maine Lobsters Rolled the Shark Tank
Pitching Investors

How 2 Maine Lobsters Rolled the Shark Tank

It was more than a new startup, it was a destiny born in childhood. With that sort of momentum, rules don't apply.
Bad Email Grammar Ain't Good for Getting You a Job or a Date
Grammar

Bad Email Grammar Ain't Good for Getting You a Job or a Date

Whether it is the cover letter for your resume or your profile on a dating site, people are judging how you wrote it before they consider what you said.
6 Tips for Developing a Mentorship Program That Keeps Millennial Employees Growing
Millennials

6 Tips for Developing a Mentorship Program That Keeps Millennial Employees Growing

Millennials are likeier to stay with a company that helps them learn, advance and prosper.
8 Tips for Making a Presentation That Dazzles the Boss With Your Creativity
Presentations

8 Tips for Making a Presentation That Dazzles the Boss With Your Creativity

It's not unusual to have stage jitters. When the audience is your boss, it's unusual not to.