Brian’s Paradox: Your website or blog probably won’t make you any more money, but…

In discussing websites, blogs, and professional branding with many of the professionals and business leaders that I advise, there is a phenomenon that I have observed, which I call Brian's Paradox. The basic concept is this: Your website or blog probably won't make you any more money - there is no guarantee that you will … Continue reading Brian’s Paradox: Your website or blog probably won’t make you any more money, but…

WordPress’ Matt Mullenweg on the intrinsic value of blogging (worth reading)

Matt Mullenweg, the genius behind WordPress, is a very cool guy. (Besides his penchant for renting awesome cars while on the road promoting WordPress, and long-time love of America's most important art form, he has done a lot of amazing things for other people, as evidenced by this profile by the Houston Chron - his … Continue reading WordPress’ Matt Mullenweg on the intrinsic value of blogging (worth reading)

Customers first? Employees first? Or both? The challenge of re-humanizing business in 2014

The "Re-humanization of business" is something I think, speak and write about a lot. In a nutshell the concept is really simple — beginning around the middle of last century, business shifted from one human connecting with another to a faceless unfeeling corporate marketplace, and now that trend is reversing, requiring companies big and small … Continue reading Customers first? Employees first? Or both? The challenge of re-humanizing business in 2014

How to grow your professional service firm in just 10 minutes or less each day

Writing for OpenForum, Dorie Clark posted a great rundown of small steps people can take in just a few minutes each day to improve their business: We all know we should devote more time to building our brands, both personal and corporate. Blogging, tweeting or becoming the president of the professional association would all be … Continue reading How to grow your professional service firm in just 10 minutes or less each day