I have a quirk that pisses a lot of people off: I hate the phone. Unless you’re my wife, you may not get a call back – ever. Sometimes even clients I like will get the cold-shoulder. I used to have a 10-minute bullshit limit on phone calls, now I’ve totally banned unplanned phone calls. This is a quirk […]
There’s a lot of slut-shaming happening this week, over this: I talk a lot about how controversy in marketing isn’t always a bad thing. Should you actively “court” controversy? For fuck’s sake: NO. Should you stand for whatever it is that you believe in, publicly? Abso-fuckin-lutely. There’s a slew of PR and marketing professionals who say […]
The gray area exists for a reason; everybody thinks they’re in the right, even if they’re not. The only real question is – how much does your community value your input?
I mean, I know I’m a great coach. I have fantastic insight, amazing life experience, and a finely tuned bullshit meter. Of COURSE I’m valuable to Nick’s readers.
What if we actually shut up for once and let our customers and friends to the speaking for us, to the people who mattered – and were most likely to buy and care? People who will be honest about our benefits and faults on our behalf.
I’ve always been astonished by people who play politics in business. The ones who can talk out of both sides of their mouths. These are people who can simultaneously dole out lavish praise while twisting the knife deeper in your back. It’s time to put our collective foot down as self-respecting business people. We have […]
Bad managers play the title card when they don’t want to pay you more money.
I can already hear the rally-cry of the battle-worn managers: “Work is work. Show up, get paid, and go home. Quit yer bitchin’, Sally.”