Anytime someone makes a list of the best places to work, Google is a predictable name to make it high on the list. And, of course, when someone talks about “new” corporate culture that inspires creativity and Gets The Most out of their employees, Google’s there too. Continue reading
When looking for a place to host a podcast, cost of bandwidth is a huge consideration. Not only file size and duration of an episode matter, but how many people actually access it to listen. Also, if those episodes are archived long term, it adds to the amount of bandwidth that has to be paid for.
Some feel that the concepts of creativity and productivity maintain a pugnacious relationship. They believe that time spent envisioning ideas is time wasted. On the other hand, they may believe that racing to meet end goals stifles the creative process. Instead of alienating these two important components in your own business, consider how you can develop an appropriate marriage between them. Continue reading
When Beyonce debuted her latest concept music video album “Lemonade” at the Super Bowl, a great many people took offense at the imagery and the choreography. Bey’s fans largely ignored them, and the woman herself simply used the criticism to sell a lot more records. Continue reading
Hey manager! Leaders can emerge from any position at any time in any circumstances. If you don’t think that’s possible, your position is in direct jeopardy right now. Managers who become too assumptive about their value and their place in a company are quickly – and often shockingly – replaced. Doesn’t matter where you are in the company, if you begin to take your position or your team for granted, you could find yourself in very real danger of losing them. Continue reading
For decades, philanthropy has been understood as a fairly simple transaction. Actually, it hasn’t exactly been understood as a transaction at all. Philanthropy until now has always been seen as a one-way conduit, allowing individuals and businesses to solve problems large and small by throwing money, time or resources at them–with no expectation of return.
Whenever companies keep growing, getting better, building a larger customer base, and hitting their highest sales volume, they hit a point where what they’ve done isn’t getting traction or “oomph” anymore. It happens with people too – The all-too-common “plateau” so well-known to dieters around the world. And when you hit a plateau – as an individual or a company, it means changes have become necessary. Bigger changes are needed. Continue reading