My Queue

There are no Videos in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any video to save to your queue.

There are no Articles in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any article to save to your queue.

There are no Podcasts in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any podcast episode to save to your queue.

You're not following any authors.

Click the Follow button on any author page to keep up with the latest content from your favorite authors.

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

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.
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.
Sharing Economy

The Sharing Economy Is Offering to Fill to Your Tech Support Needs

A growing number of companies are offering just-in-time tech support for companies that can't afford full time techies but need help quickly.
Web Hosting

5 Vital Considerations When Choosing Your Web Hosting Service

Your online business will make money while you sleep, just so long as your website never does.
Investments

While Tech Investing Slows These 3 Growing Industries Are Getting Hot

While the familiar tech sectors seem to be entering a down phase, the future is bright in other sectors you need to learn about.
Customer Service

7 Tactics That Show You're Getting Customer Service Right

When it comes down to it, customers really only want a few things if there's a problem with your service or product.
Stress Management

How a Silent Retreat Could Be the Getaway You Need to Recharge

Not even white noise can provide the restorative value of an extended period of pure silence.
Ecommerce

5 Essentials for Building a Lucrative Ecommerce Site

The business opportunities online are enormous but taking advantage of them is a painstaking process.
Customer Loyalty

Why the First Call From a Customer Is the Most Important

Research finds that potential customers unhappy with their first experience contacting a company are unlikely to ever return.
Human Resources

The Google Tool That Helps You Make Better HR Decisions

The search giant's re:Work resources provides articles, case studies and tips from experts in various industries on using analytics to improve hiring and promotion.
Ecommerce

3 Fatal Ecommerce Mistakes You Must Not Make

You can't predict everything that might cause a customer to abandon their shopping cart but these three moves are known losers.
Website Optimization

4 Ways to Freshen Your Outdated Website

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.
CES 2016

Why Many Tech Execs Are Skipping the Consumer Electronics Show

The CES is huge, so huge that people interested in networking are increasingly preferring smaller events better structured for networking.