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John Boitnott

John Boitnott

VIP Contributor / 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.

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Branding

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Have a plan for what you will do when what you're doing stops getting results.
Social Media

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Share your unabashed self online with the people who love you. Don't assume that includes everybody you're doing business with.
Open Office

7 Ways Workers Can Have an Open-Door Policy Without Going Crazy

Collaboration is the essence of teamwork, but interruptions are the bane of anyone trying to concentrate. There is a way to make this work.
Virtual Reality

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Very soon and very fast, virtual reality will be available to everyone. It's the biggest change in marketing since TV ads were new.
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.
Pitching Investors

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.
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.
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.
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

Equity Crowdfunding Takes Off: What Your Business Should Know

With equity crowdfunding investors can easily connect with great opportunities and businesses can reach investors.
Pitching

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.
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.
Problem Employees

5 Kinds of Lazy Employees and How to Handle Them

Not everybody who needs a paycheck is enthusiastic about work.
Health Care

5 Trends Reinventing Healthcare

Technology is slowly reshaping how the sprawling and decentralized web of medical providers and insurers do business.
Entrepreneurs

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.