What books I read in 2007

2007 is about to come to a close. The months tick by like the incessant tick-tock of an old grandfather…

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Season of Appreciation

During this holiday season, let’s take time to thank those who help us on a daily basis. Whether it’s the…

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Selfless customer service for our nerf-eating dog

Life sometimes deals you a curve ball. We had one recently with our chocolate Labrador. If you’ve been around chocolate…

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Keep your attitude in check

I get way too many e-mail newsletters. I rarely get time to read them all, but I do make time…

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My Favorite Web sites

I spend plenty of time online. My entire professional career has been spent working with Web sites, Web site technologies,…

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Learn to be well-liked: Read the Likeability Factor

Everyone on the planet has read Carnegie’s, “How to Win Friends and Influence People” — haven’t they? Seriously though…If you…

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Reason #412 to Love the Internet

I recently purchased a HP laptop. I am extremely impressed with the box’s performance, agility, and flexibility to handle all…

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Going Off the Cliff with No Slides

I recently attended my company’s Summit 2007 at the Austin Convention Center. My employer Builder Homesite designs technology solutions for…

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Small Changes Yield Big Results

I work with Web sites for a living. I’ve done this all of my career and I’ve noticed one truism…

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Jack Welch’s Winning — Part II

I wanted to follow up with Part II of Jack Welch’s Five Points to Winning from his stellar book titled,…

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“Winning” by Jack Welch (Part I)

We all like winning. We marvel at the mastery of the New York Yankees and the New England Patriots on…

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An Opportune Time to Shut the Ipod Off

I like my Ipod. I am cool with my Ipod. My Ipod and I bond on the trail, treadmill, and…

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Don’t Miss It! The Event of the Summer!

An event… In the dictionary, an event is described as: something that happens or is regarded as happening; an occurrence,…

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Believe in Yourself When It’s Your Time

Ready. On Your Mark. Set. Go. It is a mad dash for the finish line as ten finely-tuned, focused athletes…

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Why We Buy

If you are at all interested in marketing, merchandising, or consumer behavior, I have a book recommendation for you. Don’t…

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I want to pump my gas in peace.

We really never get away from marketing messages today. It seems no place is sacrosanct from the advertising blitz. (Ads…

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Take charge in a meeting

We’ve all had it happen to us. We sit mindlessly in a hour-long meeting with no purpose, no agenda, no…

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Learn the SEO Language

If you are in the world of business (either for yourself or for someone else), gain a basic understanding of…

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Your life will continue even if Starbucks is out of Cranberry muffins

Change.It’s a scary word. It’s a downright nasty word. But does it have to be? We all have had to…

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My Sports Walkman needs to be replaced with an IPod

Yes, I still own and use a Sports Walkman. I can hear the laughing now. To make matters worse, it…

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