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

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.
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.
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.
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.
Workplace Wellness

How to Cope When the Mandatory Workplace Health Program Is Driving You Crazy

They can lead you to the salad bar but they can't make you eat.
Tech Startups

Success Comes From Solving Real Problems, Not Chasing Unicorn Fantasies

If your dream is to get rich selling your tech startup to Google or Facebook, you're overdue to wake up.
Silicon Valley

3 Reasons Tech Workers Are Fleeing Silicon Valley

Tech professionals, especially when ready to start a family, find many pleasant cities around the nation offer tempting alternatives to the astronomically expensive San Francisco Bay area.
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