I haven’t posted recently because I’m tired. I’ve been coping with being the caregiver to a very sick loved one so writing has been the last thing on my mind after I get home from spending the day at the hospital, getting dinner together for the family in the evening and settling the children into… Read More I Am Grateful
Last week, this article, Seven Rules for Managing Creative People by Thomas Chamorro-Premuzic from the Harvard Business Review blog caused quite a reaction online. To put it mildly, most commenters found the condescending tone off-putting, and many wondered if it was an April Fool’s Day post posted a day too late. Indeed, if any employer… Read More My Rebuttal to the Seven Rules For Managing Creative People
Lately, I’ve been thinking about how marketing has become an exercise in story telling. People don’t just want to know what you’re selling anymore, they often also want to know the story behind the product, service or company. “Content marketing” has become the new marketing buzzword, and you’ll often hear people talking about the importance… Read More Blogging Your Business
I was sitting in a session at Podcamp a couple of Saturdays ago (February 23). During the Q&A, someone asked where to find writers for their company blog. The presenter, the president of a public relations firm suggested bidding sites, and mentioned a well-known one by name. While hearing her suggest a bidding site was… Read More What Are You Worth?
Over the weekend, I went to camp for my first time in my life. For two days, I played and learned with a group of like-minded professionals, amateurs and people interested in new media. Podcamp Toronto is an “unconference” – a two-day gathering of new media professionals that began in 2007. Podcamp began in Boston… Read More So, This One Time, At Podcamp
I went to the gym today for the first time in a week due to a tonne of obligations (I usually aim to do something physical three to five times a week). It felt good to move. It’s time that requires me to be ‘in the moment’ because, during a Kettlebell class, I could get… Read More Making Time for Fitness – Four Reasons Why It’s Worth It
In my last blog post, I talked about what happens when the dreaded Unproductive Day happens. We looked at how to get your day back on track when you’re going down the road of sloth and the final point was to take a moment at the end of your day to plan the next. But… Read More Increasing Daily Productivity