Ok, so you're given that new promotion to manage people. That's great! However, you're not off the hook from doing work. There's a misconception that managers do zero work and the people they supervise do most of the work. In reality, it's not so simple nor true. Managers have to do their normal job functions … Continue reading Building Your Team
Your attitude effects how you view the world. In the business world, this is key, especially working in companies that are running Growth Hacking or Lean Startup approaches. Innovation comes from a positive attitude. Exponential growth only occurs in situations when the status quo is questioned, when grand ideas are presented. Maybe those ideas seem crazy … Continue reading Attitude Changes Everything
So it feels good to tell the world about your successes right? Of course, you should feel proud of yourself, especially if you have accomplished great things in your career. However, don’t brag about it to others. Most people are not interested in how a project made you feel. If anything, it makes you come … Continue reading Achieve Success: How to Squash Your Own Ego
Everyone has an agenda. This can be applied to organizations as well, including departments. As a designer, to maximize your projects, you need to be able to understand the agendas of other departments in your organization, not just yours. As those of us strive to become Art Directors or Project Managers, knowing the agendas of … Continue reading Understanding Organizational Agendas To Maximize Results
I know that data and numbers can be intimidating (trust me, I survived two semesters of calculus and two programming classes) but it’s worth it. With data, you can make your designs not only look pretty, but be effective by understanding customer needs. Customers need products and services in order to solve a problem they … Continue reading Become a Google Analytics Ninja
Walt Disney said the famous phrase of "Details matter." To Disney, there was no such thing as an insignificant detail in regards to experiencing Disney’s brand from movies to the theme parks. Have you noticed in Disneyland the small details such as the Mickey Mouse heads throughout the park? Whenever I go see a Disney … Continue reading 20% growth maintained for over a year after this website makeover. Learn why the details matter.
I had first heard about Ryan Holiday, writer and media strategist, from reading The Obstacle Is the Way which is a book on applying stoicism in the modern world. That book had a profound impact on my career and has lead to exponential growth (I wrote a post on how I apply stoicism to my design … Continue reading Want to grow your business exponentially with Growth Hacking? This is the book to get.
What does it mean to grow your company's brand? Why are you growing and what areas are you focused on growing in? These are important questions to ask yourself when coming up with marketing campaigns and overall strategy for the company you work for. You can have tremendous growth, not asking yourself these questions, and … Continue reading Building Durability Into Your Brand
Hi readers, This is a book review that I wrote recently for Tools of Titans. The original review is on Amazon.com: If you haven’t heard of Tim Ferriss by now, what planet are you from? As Jamie Foxx said on Tim’s podcast, he’s the guy version of Oprah. Want to know the tactics, routines and … Continue reading Get This Book. Now.
Have you heard of future casting? It’s like predicting the weather. Sometimes it is right and other times it can be off. To future cast, you need to write possible headlines about things happening in world events, pop culture and more that tie to your product or service. It allows you to to apply context … Continue reading Get Better at Predicting with Futurecasting