Make Meaning First, Not Money!

We have heard that money is not a good motivator, but I have to disagree. Money certainly has the power to motivate people and companies into action, everyone has a price! However, money often lacks the ability to give people or companies focus and determination. For me, motivation is like coffee, it gets you moving in the morning but unless you plan to … Read More

Example Company Mission Statements

Every company should have a statement about their mission and vision. The best of these speak to a problem that transcends the current company and addresses the deeper impact the company wants to have on the world. Amazon To be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer … Read More

Leading a Company from the Heart

Every so often I come across a book, article or video that really strikes a chord. This week I discovered one such video by Justin Rosenstein, co-founder of Asana. The principles and advice that Justin imparts in this video were really inspiring and deeply motivating. Any budding entrepreneur or existing company leader should watch this! Cliffs Notes Note – these are … Read More

How To Quickly Share and Edit Screen Shots

If you are a windows user and have never used the “Snipping Tool” then this information will  blow your mind. The Snipping Tool is software that comes pre-installed on Windows. It allows you to take a screen shot, or “snip”, any objects on the screen. The beauty of this is that you can paste the capture directly into Skype chats, … Read More

Webmaster Tools Top Pages

This may not be news to you, but it came as a pleasant surprise to me, Webmaster Tools allows you to view your top performing pages AND all the search terms that are driving impressions and clicks to that page. Honestly, the feature could have been there for months. I came across it after clicking around one day, it’s certainly not … Read More

10 Tips To Declutter Your Email Inbox

I was chatting recently with one of my work colleagues about how we manage our e-mail inbox. We discovered that we had some different techniques to improve how much time we spent actually reading and replying to e-mails, but we agreed that it was a slippery slope if not maintained. Early on you are on top of all e-mails that come … Read More

How to Play Audiobooks on iPad

If you have just purchased and downloaded an audiobook for the first time through iTunes on the iPad then you may be wondering how to play the audiobook. You may have already noticed that your Audiobook is not visible under the purchased tab on iTunes and if you navigate back to the book you get the very unhelpful message telling … Read More

Slow Page Load Effect on Revenue

Amazon.com makes about $67 million in sales each day. It could potentially lose up to $1.6 billion per year because of a 1 second web page delay. #InstantAmerica

Show More Navigation Summary Previous and Next Pages

If you are familiar with navigation summary in Google Analytics you will have noticed that there are only 10 previous and next page paths viewable. You can search for a particular page, but not ideal if you want to view a more complete list of URLs. There are two ways you can get this data, one is by appending “&limit=” … Read More

Guide to Naming Your Startup

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Core Naming Conventions: Abstract, Literal, Metaphors, Invented and Domain Extensions There are a number of popular naming conventions that can be used when coming up with a name for your startup or product. Note that none of these are considered best or worst practice, however they do have their pros and cons, many of which are discussed in this post. … Read More