Here’s my favorite story from Derek Sivers‘s brilliant tiny book Anything You Want. Sivers was in Las Vegas talking to his cab driver. The cabbie told Sivers he misses the mob. Sivers asked why: “When the mafia ran this town,
Have you ever tried dialing into a conference call from a smart phone? I know—that sounds rhetorical. But seriously, it’s a pain, isn’t it? You look up the number in calender. You try to memorize the 7-digit conference id, then
It’s a beautiful Saturday evening in Spring, and I’m writing blog posts on Word for iPad. Yes, my life is that dull, but Word for iPad gives my life a little spark. Microsoft resuscitated itself with Office for iPad. Everything
Do you dread updating your resume? Does the thought of refreshing your LinkedIn profile make want to vomit? If you answered “yes,” we have a lot in common. My LinkedIn profile was duller than dirt. It read like everybody else’s.
Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products by Nir Eyal My rating: 5 of 5 stars The best business book I’ve read. And I’ve read a lot. If you design products, software, apps, systems, programs, or companies, you have to read
Companies often declare, “we’re going to act like entrepreneurs.” Two years later, they’re still acting like big businesses but with relaxed dress codes. And maybe a few exercise balls rolling around the corridors. Becoming entrepreneurial is all over the business
Just because there’s no podium protecting your genitals from the hostile audience doesn’t give you license to pace around the stage as if the only toilet for 50 miles was closed for repairs. I’m talking to you, Presenter Dude. God
Asking questions from your own point of view is risky. Marilee Adams, founder of the Inquiry Institute, reminds us that the quality of our answers depends on the quality of our questions. She’s right, but often we ask questions from
Make it easy to quit your email newsletter. Use simple, one or two-click unsubscribe. Don’t beg people to stay on your email list. Loyalty and engagement come from great products and services, not chains and shackles.
Rafi Mohammed writes for Havard Business Review. Recently, he wrote about his reasons for recommending that clients abolish their loyalty programs in all but three cases. There’s nothing wrong with writing opinion pieces on a blog. I do it all