5 Ways to Declutter Your Home

According to a recent study, life takes up nearly 100% of our time on a day to day basis. During these periods of being not dead, we tend to accumulate memories, both is our brain meat and by collecting various mementos. These artifacts may be photos. They may be physical objects. Too often, they are…

One secret to making meetings better

Have you ever been in a meeting, especially running a meeting, and it’s not going the way you want? Maybe the energy in the room in waning a bit because people need some coffee. Maybe they aren’t paying attention because your idea is really hard to understand. Maybe you don’t even really have an idea,…

The summer camp you should be starting

Summer camps have come a long way. Robotics, filmmaking, chinchilla-hurtling. These are just a few of the examples of educational opportunities available to students while out of school. And sure, they’re learning valuable skills, but, are there other skills out there that kids really need to work on to be successful in this corporate culture?…

The Perfect Cover Letter

Dear Sir or Ma’am: I would like to apply for a job with your company. I’ve contacted your Human Resources Department and, unfortunately, the opportunity I’m looking for isn’t open right now.  I hope you’ll keep this letter and attached resume on file. If the position does open, I’m sure you’ll find me more than…

Bad Business Ideas: The Oscar Edition

People are often inspired by movies. Sometimes by the great cinematography, by the great stories, by the great performances. What else? The locations. The sound effects. The gaffer and best boy. Even the product placement. But that doesn’t do anything for me. What I’m looking for when I watch a movie is the next Bad…

Inspiration: Bad Business Ideas

A lot of people ask me where I get my Bad Business Ideas (patent pending). In fact, the conversation goes something like this: Them: Why do you keep sending me the link to your crappy blog? Me: Great question! I actually know a lot about business. I work at a business currently, and I’ve worked…