I’m going to let you in on a guilty pleasure of mine: I love reading Urban Dictionary. Urban Dictionary is a place where everyday folks can go and make up a word or phrase, define it, and share it with the world. It’s a perfect barometer of how the internet savvy public views something. You […]
What Your Small Business Can Learn About How EA Games Tanked The Multi-Million Dollar SimCity Brand
I’ve long been a power-crazed dictator. It’s why I run my own business – and why I enjoyed spending my free time growing up playing SimCity. I was the Mayor of countless cities. Some were awesome examples of wind and solar power and recycling. Some were thriving educational towns. Some were destroyed by UFOs. Hours upon […]
How To Avoid Punching People who tell you to Follow Your Passion (and find yours along the way)
When your passions aren’t naturally things you can turn into products or services, the advice to follow your passions sounds like a load of crap, because it is when you don’t know what your passion is or how to find it.
The Right Way To Ask For Help
Many people have wonderful ideas but no clue how to market them. A few people want to build the next Facebook or implement some sort of get-rich-quick scheme, but they’re a rarity. When most people ask for help, it’s because they can identify with you personally and because they’ve identified your skills as the thing they’re missing.
I Got Here With Help
Each and every one of us has had those moments. We fall down – whether from exhaustion, lack of commitment, or just the circumstances of the environment. Almost always there is someone there to help us back to our feet.
And the horse you rode in on…
You can’t (and wont) trust an expert’s solution to a problem you can’t understand.
Be Kind, Please Rewind
In a world seemingly stuck in perpetual fast-forward, it’s time we all take a moment to be kind and rewind.
#$%!: a Guide to Profanity in your Messaging
Chances are, you’re reading this in your email – through my newsletter. Chances are, unless you’re like me, you don’t see explicatives in your email very often.
Cement Patch, Glitter Glue, and Spreading your Specialty
You don’t pay your friend to operate on you after reading WebMD, right? So – why would you operate on your website after reading an HTML book?
I Hate That – How Extreme Niches Connect You with What Your Ideal Customers Really Want
When I develop my own projects, I immediately seek out folks who absolutely hate it and try to find out why. Not so I can convert them, but so I can understand who I’m delighting and who I’m forsaking.