Thought of the day

Keep it simple… stupid

By: Oliver Stross

It’s Valentines day. Are you KISSing your products? Are you KISSing your landing pages? Are you KISSing your staff? I don’t mean literally of course. I mean are you keeping things simple, or are you trying to add complexity? Anyone can create something that is complicated. It’s easy to just add more shit to solve […]

Because that’s what people do…

By: Steven Depolo

I was asked recently if it was customary to respond to a twitter follow by following that person back. My answer was no. But the question has stayed with me. Mostly because it’s looking at the problem the wrong way. Do you take action in your business because it’s customary? Because that’s what other companies […]

On Momentum

By: Incase

It requires much less energy to keep a ball rolling than it does to get it started… It requires much less energy to write the last 500 words than it does to write the FIRST 500 words… It requires much less energy to get a visitor to share your story when they’ve already signed up […]

Web Host Speed Test: Rackspace vs. Digital Ocean

By: William Warby

Website load times matter. Not only will they effect how Google ranks your site, but they will also make a difference to your bounce rate and the user experience on your site. Last year I changed a company’s website from Rackspace to Digital ocean and saw an immediate drop in bounce rate of 13%. I […]

Taste, Correct, Taste, Correct

By: Sam Howzit

For those of you who know me well, you know that I’m fanatical about cooking. I like the process. Sometimes even more than eating the food. There are a lot of parallels from cooking to how to create a successful marketing campaign online. One of them is how to season. Most food tastes bland if […]

Biting Off More Than You Can Chew

By: Pascal

We’re told from a young age to not go to far. To leave a little bit in reserve left just in case we need it. To only give 90% at the most. Because if you gave 100% then where do you go from there? What if you fail while giving 100%? There’s nothing left. We’re […]

Is This Problem Going To Get Worse?

By: epSos .de

How do you feel when something goes wrong? When someone tells you that your idea isn’t going to work? When you realize that the economy is changing and it’s going to affect your business? Do you remember how that feels? That sickening feeling in your stomach? When it happens we have a tendency to focus […]

What Are Managers For?

By: Marc Johnson

What does a manager do? What is their job? Most managers would have you believe that their job is to make sure that the employees working for them stay in line. To make sure they follow the rules. This of course is a major truckload of cow patties. What a manager’s real job is, what […]

Mise En Place

By: Crystal

In French culinary terms, mise en place means “Put in place”. Essentially you are getting your workspace ready before you start to cook… you’re being prepared. Prepared not just to work, but to solve problems. In cooking, not being prepared can mean that your hollandaise sauce breaks. But in business it can mean the death of […]

A Game of Failures

By: Steve Jurvetson

Tomorrow I’ll be playing my first game of golf of the season. Yes, I live in Canada, but it’s Vancouver… you can golf all year long. I’m looking forward to stepping onto the first tee. Cold crisp air and soft grass. Stretching out stiff winter muscles. And taking the first swing. And making the first […]