April 2014

Pay To Quit: Crazy But True

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos described his “Pay to Quit” program in his most recent, 4,434-word letter to shareholders this month. You read that right: pay to quit. Amazon is offering to pay its staff to quit once a year, with newcomers to the company being offered $2,000 if they leave. This sum increases $1,000 a … Continue reading Pay To Quit: Crazy But True

The Secret to Building Trust with Clients & Distributed Teams

Neil Blumenthal and his friends found that the experience of purchasing sunglasses and eyeglasses was not a great one: it was tedious, lacking transparency and it was expensive. Plus, the choices were often bland. Like other entrepreneurs, when he saw a problem, Blumenthal provided a solution, and the idea of the e-commerce eyewear brand Warby … Continue reading The Secret to Building Trust with Clients & Distributed Teams

The Integrity of Payables

This post originally appeared on the Ethical Business Guide website on 9/10/2013. I was having a discussion with a fellow Rotarian this week who was lamenting over the fact that his largest customer has a policy of paying suppliers in 120 days! This particular corporation on the Fortune 500 list has the Gaul to include … Continue reading The Integrity of Payables

3 Marketing Definitions Every Person Should Know

Even if you don’t see yourself as a marketer, savvy leaders and workers should recognize the value in having a common language and the ability to look for questions to gather clues about context in any business situation. Just like we seek to find context of a company for technology-related solutions we offer, as marketers, … Continue reading 3 Marketing Definitions Every Person Should Know

The Good Old Days of the Baby Boomer Work World

Yes, those were the days! They were the days we hit the ground running. We couldn’t wait to get to work because we believed we were adding real significance to company worth. We were in control; we were managers. We controlled our direct reports and when they came up short of our expectations we issued … Continue reading The Good Old Days of the Baby Boomer Work World

5 Reminders for Every Team Going Virtual

You’re ready to go remote. You know the right way to do it: you have a team that has the right roles, skill sets, and personalities to go virtual. You are creating a plan, and that includes a support system to get you through as you transition. But a lingering question sometimes comes up at this point: … Continue reading 5 Reminders for Every Team Going Virtual

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