Just Wait – Marissa Mayer Will Have Gen-Y Shouting Yahoo in 3 Years

Certainly there are plenty of Yahoo! employees (and freelancers) cursing Marissa Mayer’s name after her decision that no Yahoo! employee can work remotely. At the risk of being ostracized by my fellow Gen-Y’ers, I’ll go on record as saying: it’s a smart move. It’s the exact thing Mayer needs to do right now to save that company. What is one thing that new mothers are really good at that CEOs … Continue reading Just Wait – Marissa Mayer Will Have Gen-Y Shouting Yahoo in 3 Years

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Let’s Get Real: This Economy Requires New Rules – Part One

In Fort Collins, we get a lot of trains these days. They’re the kind of trains that take 10-15 minutes to move past – and we don’t have any tunnels or bridges or ways to get around them, really. So, today – I’m heading down the main thoroughfare and traffic stops. Not for 10 or 15 minutes. It stops for 45 minutes. I was on-time for a … Continue reading Let’s Get Real: This Economy Requires New Rules – Part One

Personal Branding makes you a Liar – The Tiger Woods Story

“Please attempt to only be 30% of who you really are” is the lesson of Social Media Mullet, today’s article from Jessica Miller-Merrell on Brand-Yourself.com. “Business in the front and party in the back” is the basic premise, that your social media profiles should consist of 70% business interaction and 30% personal. She cites Tiger Woods as an example. Let me ask you a question. Does … Continue reading Personal Branding makes you a Liar – The Tiger Woods Story

Many Hiring Managers are Shallow, Daft Pricks

Many hiring managers are shallow, daft pricks. If you don’t believe me, then believe Ladders – who surveyed 500 UK senior-level executives. I sometimes come across figures so startling that they raise my blood pressure to unsafe levels, and the UK-based Sirona Says blog run by @AndyHeadworth had something pretty damn startling. According to the 500 surveyed UK executives, how an applicant dresses for the interview is more important than … Continue reading Many Hiring Managers are Shallow, Daft Pricks

Unemployment Recap – I guess I’m a lifeguard.

I’ve been thinking a lot about the people I look up to… specifically Captain James T. Kirk. James T. Kirk does not believe in the no-win scenario… and for the last 23 years of my life, neither have I.  No situation has been so desperate that there was no way out of it.  I learned by watching Star Trek at a young age that you can … Continue reading Unemployment Recap – I guess I’m a lifeguard.

When Dishonesty Is Helpful

I hate white lies. Dishonesty – especially dishonesty in business – is usually bad form. But there are times when lies of omission can be helpful.  A lie of omission is one in which you leave out an important fact or detail. Lies of omission can be helpful in business – for example, when you are looking for another distributor or another business partner.  Lies … Continue reading When Dishonesty Is Helpful