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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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You're halfway there If your pages load swiftly and can be read on a smartphone but you're nowhere if they don't and can't.
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Business Travel

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Facebook

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The company's offer is a statement about congestion in Silicon Valley and the shortcomings of remote workers.
Business Travel

5 Ways Not to Be Lonely When Traveling Alone on Business

The next time you're in a city far from home where you know nobody, take a deep breath and call it the biggest networking opportunity yet.
Self Improvement

4 Ways to Stay Motivated When Your Boss Has Forgotten You Exist

Your boss has to give you a paycheck. Only the good ones give you acknowledgement, too.
Problem Behaviors

5 Steps for Dealing With Potty-Mouth Employees

Workers who upset co-workers and customers with habitual profanity need to leave if they won't stop.
Music Industry

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The music industry entrepreneur sees streaming as an unstoppable force that will benefit musicians and their fans.
Recruiting

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Setting up a table at a job fair creates a potential for serendipity the Internet can rarely match.
Shark Tank

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A skilled entrepreneur with a fresh product for a growing market will never lack for funding.
drinking

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Alcohol is effective for dissolving inhibitions, which is not always a good thing.
Clothes

5 Business Advantages of a Simple Wardrobe

You can use the time and money you don't waste figuring out how to dress for success to actually succeed.
Employee Recruitment

How to Poach Talent Politely

As much you need to hire people with specific skills, you don't need their former employer carrying a lifelong grudge about losing them to you.
Office Etiquette

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The one way to be less popular at work than the guy who gets on everybody's nerves is to be a tattletale.
Client Relationship Management

How to Deal With Unreasonably Picky Clients

The customer is always right, and some customers are right for somebody else.