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.
5 Lessons About Partnership Learned Watching the Uber-Waymo Meltdown
Partnerships

5 Lessons About Partnership Learned Watching the Uber-Waymo Meltdown

Shared vision brings partners together. No longer seeing things the same way drives them apart.
How to Break Up With Your Business Partner the Right Way
Partnerships

How to Break Up With Your Business Partner the Right Way

You want a fresh start, not a new enemy.
How to Prevent Failing From Staining Your Entrepreneurial Career
Failure

How to Prevent Failing From Staining Your Entrepreneurial Career

Stop crying, learn the lesson, move forward.
5 Ways to Instill a Company Culture Even When Your Workforce Is Virtual
Inspiring Your Team

5 Ways to Instill a Company Culture Even When Your Workforce Is Virtual

A strong culture grows from working toward shared goals, even when you aren't in the same room.
How to Ride the Livestreaming Wave to Marketing Success
Livestream

How to Ride the Livestreaming Wave to Marketing Success

Our cultural fixation with video means learning some new skills to take advantage of a powerful new marketing channel.
6 Steps Your HR Team Can Take to Leave the Dark Ages
Human Resources

6 Steps Your HR Team Can Take to Leave the Dark Ages

Automating payroll and outsourcing benefits frees HR staff to focus on recruiting and retaining talented employees.
How to Give Your Boss Honest Feedback When You're Upset With Them
Office Politics

How to Give Your Boss Honest Feedback When You're Upset With Them

Don't make a big deal out of isolated incidents but when you see a bad pattern emerging you have to speak up.
4 Top Tactics for Coping When Management Changes Hands
Run a Better Business

4 Top Tactics for Coping When Management Changes Hands

New boss actually might be same as the old boss, which could open better possibilities for you.
7 Ways to Make Yourself Indispensable Without Being Overworked
America's Small Business Heroes

7 Ways to Make Yourself Indispensable Without Being Overworked

The most valuable employees are the ones who do the necessary work with the least drama.
Introverted Networking: How to Fake Being a Social Butterfly
Networking

Introverted Networking: How to Fake Being a Social Butterfly

Networking may not come naturally to you but don't let it show.
5 Ways to Make the Most of Traveling With Your Boss
Career Advancement

5 Ways to Make the Most of Traveling With Your Boss

Be on the road with the boss means you're going places in the company, if you keep up the momentum.
You Could be Having a Digital Mental Health Crisis Without Realizing It
Digital Detox

You Could be Having a Digital Mental Health Crisis Without Realizing It

Because everybody is addicted to their smartphone, nobody individually feels like an addict.
6 Meeting Behaviors That Offend Your Boss and Alienate Your Team
Inspiring Your Team

6 Meeting Behaviors That Offend Your Boss and Alienate Your Team

If you think the staff meeting is your big chance to point out your superior work, you're wrong.
How to Deal With a Boss Who Judges You By the Company You Keep
Inspiring Your Team

How to Deal With a Boss Who Judges You By the Company You Keep

Nobody can tell you who to be friends with but they are certain to have their opinions about it.
Tony Robbins Describes the Top Traits Found in Truly Coachable People
Tony Robbins

Tony Robbins Describes the Top Traits Found in Truly Coachable People

A good mentor is like a gym membership. You only get the benefit if you show up and do the work.
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