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.

More From John Boitnott

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Employee Training

6 Refresher Courses Every Employee Should Take Each Year

Reduce workplace conflicts and business liability by training your staff.
Ready for Anything

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.
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.
Branding

15 Tips for Livening Up Things When Your Brand Is Getting Stale

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

How to Have a Personal Social Media Account Without Hurting Your Business

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

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.
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.
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