With every Tweet, Instagram and Facebook post, I find it more and more difficult to distinguish my professional life from my personal life. I have both personal and corporate accounts for most social media. I originally did this to avoid following people professionally that might post “less than professional” content (i.e., Daniel Tosh, a few yoga teachers, a couple of...

It’s funny how hard we struggle for control in business, when we actually have so little of it. None of us will acknowledge that, but it’s true. We are at the mercy of most everything that comes around – our employees, our clients, our state representatives, even the President of the United States. Our businesses hinge on consumers, on competitors,...

I’m in reading purgatory. While I love my iPad, I have yet to read a book on it. I read newspaper and magazine articles on my iPad. Blogs, Tweets and Facebook posts. I depend on it for quick sports updates and entertainment news. And I love it for YouTube videos. I even take notes on it in meetings. But, reading...

Design doesn’t matter. At least that's what I heard at Internet Summit 11 in Raleigh this week. Online, content is all that matters. Just look at Facebook, the most visited site on the web and, quite possibly, the ugliest. While I agree that content is certainly what draws people to a site, I happen to believe good design can keep them...

The King’s Speech won the Academy Award for Best Picture. It was impressive. Even inspiring. Of course, as king, George VI had the luxury of a speech therapist to help him overcome his stammer. While we don’t all have a speech problem, most of us have something we’d like to overcome. Whether it’s a vocal problem, a fear of public...

My son spent the whole summer training for his senior year of high school soccer. He was fit, ready and in the prime of his life by try-outs. Minutes before the first pre-season game, the coach named him co-captain of the team. All his dreams had come true. Unfortunately, less than fifteen minutes into the first game, he tore his...