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

Starting a Business

5 Compelling Reasons for Starting a Business Even Though Most Businesses Fail

Entrepreneurship is an adventure and true adventure requires hardship.
Continuous Learning

Can't Afford an MBA? Read These 6 Books to Educate Yourself Instead

An MBA is an extended and expensive networking opportunity but not the only way to educate yourself about business.
Learning From Mistakes

6 Top Mistakes New Entrepreneurs Make and What to Do Instead

Every entrepreneurial journey is unique, but the mistakes entrepreneurs make are not.
Employee Engagement

5 Ways Employee Engagement Makes Your Company More Competitive

Engaged employees stay longer, work harder and care more.
Emotional Intelligence

You Must Lead With Empathy to Achieve These 5 Crucial Leadership Goals

Employees, customers and investors have their own needs
Social Entrepreneurship

5 Considerations You Should Take Before Declaring a Company Stand on Politics or Social Change

Taking a stand is about your values, not your marketing strategy.
Human Resources

5 Steps to Investing Wisely in Human Capital Development

Investing in your workers is always cheaper than training their replacement.
Leadership

Why It's Crucial to Walk the Talk as a Business Leader

Ordering someone to do what they know you won't is more likely to get you ignored than obeyed.
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.
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