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.
How to Spot Real News from Fake News Online: A Definitive Guide
News and Trends

How to Spot Real News from Fake News Online: A Definitive Guide

Many of these fakes originate from overseas "companies," whose members cite "income" as the primary motivating factor.
4 Ways to Handle a Boss Who Steals Credit for Your Ideas
Leadership Qualities

4 Ways to Handle a Boss Who Steals Credit for Your Ideas

Being a loyal member of the team doesn't require you be a passive victim.
8 Ways to Negotiate Your Way to a Higher Salary
Asking For a Raise

8 Ways to Negotiate Your Way to a Higher Salary

These raise strategies work because they focus on showcasing the value proposition an employee offers.
Why Employee Engagement Programs Backfire and What You Can Do About It
Employee Engagement

Why Employee Engagement Programs Backfire and What You Can Do About It

To create true engagement among employees, leadership teams need to first understand what employees want.
5 Ways to Reach Businesses Looking for Your Services But Haven't Found You Yet
Marketing Bootcamp

5 Ways to Reach Businesses Looking for Your Services But Haven't Found You Yet

B2B marketing is fundamentally about getting introductions and building relationships.
5 Ways to Turn Mere Followers Into Devoted Brand Ambassadors
Make More Happen

5 Ways to Turn Mere Followers Into Devoted Brand Ambassadors

You will never sell yourself more persuasively than your enthused customers can.
7 Types of Jerks Found in Every Office
Office Politics

7 Types of Jerks Found in Every Office

Everybody is aggravating to somebody some of the time. A jerk is aggravating to everybody all the time.
6 Regions Where Tech Jobs Boom the Housing Is Scary Expensive
Housing Prices

6 Regions Where Tech Jobs Boom the Housing Is Scary Expensive

Tech companies bidding for coveted talent are indirectly driving housing costs higher than most people can easily afford.
7 Tasks You Do Every Day That Waste Time and Cost Your Business Money
Productivity

7 Tasks You Do Every Day That Waste Time and Cost Your Business Money

Make sure your employees aren't engaging in these time-wasting activities.
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.