John Boitnott

John Boitnott

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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.

More From John Boitnott

Leadership

5 Unspoken Rules for First-Time Bosses

It's a lot to get used to, even though it's what you wanted.
Health Insurance

New Study: Health Care Is Freelancers' Biggest Concern

Freelancers want laws that promote more flexible working conditions, a more equitable tax system and higher wages.
Leadership

3 Signs You Are Your Own Worst Business Enemy

It's hard to be objective about ourselves but if we really pay attention our colleagues will reflect how we are perceived and what it means for the business.
Entrepreneur Mindset

You Need to Temper Your Pessimism to Be a Successful Entrepreneur

Look for the good in every situation and person.
Motivation

Here's How to Get Excited Again When You're Bored With Your Business

Remember when your business was a tall challenge? You can recreate that.
Career Advancement

Here's How to Tell If You're Ready for More Responsibility at Work

The first step toward a bigger role at work is wanting one.
Entrepreneurship

How to Tell When It's Time to Quit and Move On

Owning your own business is always a wonderful dream. The reality isn't always so wonderful.
Performance Reviews

5 Tactics for Transforming Performance Reviews That Range From Ineffectual to Invaluable

Employee appraisals that improve performance are essential to reaching company goals.
Cognitive bias

3 Ways Your Brain Can Trick You Into Making Bad Decisions

Cognitive bias is an insidious threat to the rational decision-making you probably think you're engaged in.
Career Advice

5 Pieces of Career-Changing Advice From Navy Fighter Pilots

There's no room for error when you're landing a $70 million fighter on the bobbing deck of an aircraft carrier.
Analytics

Every Self-Respecting Professional Should Know These 4 Business-Critical Calculations

Passion and mindset are important but never more important than cold, hard numbers.
Career Growth

Looking for a Tech Job? Then Learn How to Recognize Early Stage Unicorns

Every startup is looking for talent but the smart talent isn't going to work for a startup with no future.
Life Lessons

6 Life Lessons the World's Most Successful Business People Have Learned That You Still Don't Get

If you want to make it you need to start by changing your mindset.
Career Growth

Unhappy at Work? Answer These 7 Questions to Determine Your Next Move

Unhappiness at work is a personal and professional growth opportunity.
Career Growth

How Learning to 'Manage Sideways' Can Totally Transform Your Career

Exchanging constructive feedback with your peers benefits everyone.
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