Where to Find The Water to Put Out The Fire: forest and small business survival tips from a Popular Science article

Wilderness and business survival have similarities Keep a cool head Note what you have and what you don’t Look for help and be cautious There is a metaphor to be found in a Popular Science blog post by Dan Seitz, How to Find Drinkable Water in The Wild. While the writing could benefit from aContinue reading “Where to Find The Water to Put Out The Fire: forest and small business survival tips from a Popular Science article”

Lishan Taiwan Oolong Tea Could Be My Green Tea of the Week-sample product review

I am a passionate tea enthusiast. You would know this if you knew I moved to Taiwan to be closer to tea culture. That would also be a lie, I moved here for my career. What isn’t a lie is this aged oolong tea grown on the slopes of Lishan, Taiwan. Note that the teaContinue reading “Lishan Taiwan Oolong Tea Could Be My Green Tea of the Week-sample product review”

5 tips to get your workday started faster, more efficiently

(Author’s Note: This article is an exercise in repurposing previous material. I took the basic idea from my last article and expanded on its theme.) The day is war. Face your day prepared for #battle. That means having discipline, a regimen, gear in good shape and the most essential item in your kit, PopTarts┬«. NoContinue reading “5 tips to get your workday started faster, more efficiently”

Tips to Get Your Day Started Faster, More Efficiently

Starting your day stressed when you know it’s going to be a pressure cooker is no fun. Don’t go to work already in a bad mood because you left your house feeling rushed. Or you forgot something and had to come back for it. Or only realized you forgot something now that you are atContinue reading “Tips to Get Your Day Started Faster, More Efficiently”

3 Non Business Must-see Movies for Executives

Websites too often go for the hard sell when promoting films that deliver the site’s message. Or worse, nothing to sell but a cheap gimmick to get you to click through a slide show of images and worthless content. I am going to swing for the fences and give you three movies every executive needsContinue reading “3 Non Business Must-see Movies for Executives”

Can’t Dance The Limbo If There Isn’t A Tiki Bar

The moment you have a product AND a service or an assortment of products, you have to start thinking about how to connect those products and services together to serve your customers’ needs. To quote Kristen Baker from her article, ‘How to Build a Product Ecosystem Buyers Will Want to Be In’, you have toContinue reading “Can’t Dance The Limbo If There Isn’t A Tiki Bar”

The ABCs of getting your colleague to do it

“When an actor comes to me and wants to discuss his character, I say, ‘It’s in the script.’ If he says, ‘But what’s my motivation?, ‘ I say, ‘Your salary.’”— Alfred Hitchcock Getting someone to do a task can be a challenge. I am talking about teamwork, collaborationc and peer support. Blessed with colleagues whoContinue reading “The ABCs of getting your colleague to do it”

Cookbooks taught me to be a better trainer

I grew up on KQED, San Francisco Bay Area public TV channel 9, which gave me the 1960s Batman, Dick Clark’s American Bandstand and while it wasn’t “my thing” I would watch Julia Child on sick days and my mother was folding laundry. Julia Child was the rare woman who was the host of herContinue reading “Cookbooks taught me to be a better trainer”

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