The best time to ask for help

… is right after you’ve made a substantial effort and hit a wall. If you ask before you’ve made the effort, you risk wasting your help’s time on something truly menial. If you ask before making a substantial effort, your help might think you’re incompetent, hopeless, or worse – lazy. This holds true no matter what you’re doing – panhandling or production. Bonus: rather than … Continue reading The best time to ask for help

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