Jekyll and Hydes – Businesses in Opposition

Jekyll and Hydes – Businesses in Opposition

Doctor Jekyll, Mr. Hyde… every industry has two or more belief systems as to how things should get done, in what order, and why. Often these systems are diametrically opposed and for good reason. So, which brood do you fall in line with? Are you a Vampire? A Warewolf? A Witch? A Robot? Pick a side and come along for the ride! Read on: (not all links may be active until late Wednesday AM!)...

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Jargon and Jibber Jabber

Jargon and Jibber Jabber

P.T. Barnum was a man of many words, which he used to promote hoaxes and circus acts. These days, a whole cadre of words belong to a genre known as jargon. These jibber-jabber nonsense words have come to be a nuisance for legitimate businesspeople and the elixir of life for the more unscrupulous snake oil salesmen in our midst. This month’s Word Carnival explores Jargon in depth across a...

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Great Tools that Work Well

Great Tools that Work Well

Everybody and their mom claims to have the magic panacea that will suddenly jump you from living out of a cardboard box to a six figure income, laughing from the penthouse suite as you throw coins over your balcony – not for the morbid fun of it, but so you can feel something again. Anyway, here’s a lineup of the Word Carnival business experts favorite tools – all for under...

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Marketing without Marketing

Marketing without Marketing

Is that a snake oil salesman outside our tent? Sick the tigers on him! Nobody likes to be “sold”. But professionals of all ilk have value to add to a product, service, or business. So how do you convey it without being a salesperson? In other words, how did you market before you learned what “marketing” was? Welcome to the big top! This is a discussion on marketing...

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Value and Price: What’s Your Work Worth?

Value and Price: What’s Your Work Worth?

So you paid $5 to get in to the circus. Behind the scenes, though – you, me, and everybody else in the audience is hoping that the guy who keeps the lions, tigers, and bears caged earns more than $5 that night. And that the lions, tigers, and bears have gotten more than $5 in food before coming out to see all us yummy looking audience members, right? Welcome to the big top! This is a...

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Rediscover the Real World: Unplug, Unwind, Unleash

Rediscover the Real World: Unplug, Unwind, Unleash

The lions are prepped and roaring. The elephants are balancing on their ball. The clowns are packed into their car. The firebreather’s fuel is swirling in her mouth. Except nobody’s started the show because the Ringleader is backstage screwing around on Twitter! This month’s topic tackles getting the hell off the internet and getting out into the real world can restart your...

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