How To Keep Remote Workers Engaged

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Face to face interaction is the gold standard when it comes to collaboration, which is why leaders are struggling with this new remote work era. We want concrete advice on how to keep remote workers engaged, not platitudes and theory. … Continued

Pictionary Founder On Remote Work: We’re Doomed

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“If the entire culture moves to remote, we’re doomed!” explained Robert Angel, creator of Pictionary when I asked him about remote work. Angel made his living off a tactile collaborative experience, and I believe his success holds a significant clue … Continued

Sonic Drive-Ins (Almost) Rejected A Billion-Dollar Idea

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It’s a tale as old as time: Hard-working employee has an idea, employee gets chastised for not staying in their lane, employee becomes discouraged and buries their idea or quits finding independent success. This is how Sonic Drive-Ins almost lost … Continued

How NOT To Connect On LinkedIn

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I get hit up often on LinkedIn. I have no idea if the rate at which I receive requests is normal, or if it’s related to my previously published work, but there is one guaranteed method that will ensure rejection … Continued

Why Your Startup Community Sucks

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I remember when the startup community literally came to my home town of Des Moines. It was chock full of phony events, phony people, and phony startups. Only after speaking with Brad Feld of Foundry Group do I have a … Continued

The Value of Narrowing What You Do

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This year was the first vacation in memory where people I’ve never met were requesting emerging tech PR communications with zero sales effort on my part. My sales engine was working even when I wasn’t. What did I change? Maybe … Continued

Two questions to kill a stupid idea.

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You’ve heard the phrase “there are no stupid ideas” and while I believe in the overall message, let’s face it: not all ideas are created equal. But how do you tell an employee no without angering team members or worse, … Continued

First-time entrepreneurs. Here’s how to get clients

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Understanding how to get clients is what every first-time entrepreneur wants to know. After over a decade of entrepreneurialism, I have a simple answer to that question. Show concrete results and take credit. Sounds simple? It is. So, why don’t … Continued

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