A simple gift

A simple, honest, no-strings-attached, inexpensive, and targeted gift might be one of the most valuable items in the world. A DVD of the last Rush tour for your customer that loves the band. A block of top grade watercolor paper for the restaurant manager who mentioned what she does on off days to relax. A pair Read More…

Company culture and long term employees

The idea of culture building gets bantered about far too much in many corporations, and ironically the ones that talk about it the most are often the ones that have a cultural problem on their hands. Culture is built through actions, not mission statements (see the 9 worst of all time), and thus by definition it starts with Read More…

Gifts

It’s that time of the year. Gifts are awesome. I don’t know anybody who actively resists receiving a gift. I also know people who constantly give gifts. Some of these gift givers are pure to the extreme (“I saw this and thought immediately of you”), some are as predictable as the sun coming up (Merry Read More…

The three types of vacation time

Vacation time is something more and more important as you have deeper commitments in the world, especially if you work in a creative industry or in sales. The battery recharge truly helps your performance when you return. But it does beg the question: what does “vacation time” mean? To me there are three types of Read More…