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.
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
Radicals & Visionaries

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.
Equity Crowdfunding Takes Off: What Your Business Should Know
Equity Crowdfunding

Equity Crowdfunding Takes Off: What Your Business Should Know

With equity crowdfunding investors can easily connect with great opportunities and businesses can reach investors.
Former CNN Anchor Ali Velshi: 2 Keys to Make Your Pitch Stand Out to Journalists
Marketing Bootcamp

Former CNN Anchor Ali Velshi: 2 Keys to Make Your Pitch Stand Out to Journalists

Know more about your customers and attract those who can spread the word about your business.
6 Ways Attending a Crowdfunding Event Can Boost Your Business
Crowdfunding

6 Ways Attending a Crowdfunding Event Can Boost Your Business

Even if you haven't committed to crowdfunding, the events are worthwhile just for what you can learn and who you can meet.
5 Kinds of Lazy Employees and How to Handle Them
Problem Employees

5 Kinds of Lazy Employees and How to Handle Them

Not everybody who needs a paycheck is enthusiastic about work.
5 Trends Reinventing Healthcare
Health Care

5 Trends Reinventing Healthcare

Technology is slowly reshaping how the sprawling and decentralized web of medical providers and insurers do business.
Shark Tank's Kevin Harrington Explains the 'Wow' Factor That Prompts Investors to Take Action
Radicals & Visionaries

Shark Tank's Kevin Harrington Explains the 'Wow' Factor That Prompts Investors to Take Action

Harrington looks beyond engagement to determine whether a product has what it takes to keep users coming back on a regular basis.
6 Alternatives to Silicon Valley With Better Weather Than Portland
tech hubs

6 Alternatives to Silicon Valley With Better Weather Than Portland

You are likely to find tech startups taking root wherever you find a good university in a lively city with sunny weather.
The Many Ways Recommending Your Best Friend to Your Employer Can Backfire
Friendship

The Many Ways Recommending Your Best Friend to Your Employer Can Backfire

If your buddy is a loser, your boss will blame you. If your buddy is a star, you won't look so bright in comparison.
Why Tech Leaders Are Following Google to Portland
tech hubs

Why Tech Leaders Are Following Google to Portland

Silicon Valley's burdensome housing costs and chronic traffic congestion make Portland's thriving tech sector a powerful draw.