Lindsay Bell

The Curse of Knowledge

By: Lindsay Bell | October 2, 2013 | 
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By Lindsay Bell A few years back, I dropped “Made to Stick” onto my Kobo. I’ve read it, digitally dog-eared and highlighted pages of it, and definitely won’t delete it. In the book, authors (and brothers) Dan and Chip Heath talk about the Curse of Knowledge. The Curse of Knowledge is this: Once you’ve learned something, you can’t unlearn it. More importantly however, you automatically forget [&hellip... Read More
dev

Work/Life Balance: The Cost of Always Being On

By: dev | September 19, 2013 | 
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By Jason Konopinski I have a confession: I despise business travel. As someone who values their routine, shuffling through security, subjecting myself to scans of my private bits, and wrangling itineraries and bookings just isn’t my idea of a good time. Forced downtime doesn’t jive with my personality. It’s also why I choose Amtrak for business travel over planes three to one. Free WiFi and comfortable [&hellip... Read More
Unmana Datta

Why Paper is Still My Favorite Productivity Tool

By: Unmana Datta | September 18, 2013 | 
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By Unmana Datta In many ways, I’m a denizen of this age. I scoff when others lament the demise of paper and print. It’s all very well to talk about the smell and feel of new books when you buy two books a year. I buy several a month, and in the good old days before handheld readers, would give away dozens of books to friends [&hellip... Read More
Maritza Diaz

Want Improved Employee Morale? Treat Them Like Clients

By: Maritza Diaz | September 9, 2013 | 
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By Maritza Diaz A recent trip to the fitness center caught me by surprise. My favorite instructor was no longer there. I was stunned. She was an amazing teacher who was well admired. Her best attribute? She treated everyone the same and with grace. She had an amazing ability to connect and quality customer service came easy to her. It made me wonder if her employer [&hellip... Read More
Jon Mikel Bailey

Business Success: The Secret Sauce is YOU!

By: Jon Mikel Bailey | September 5, 2013 | 
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By Jon-Mikel Bailey I remember when we started Wood Street. We were networking fools back then. It was 2002 so it was before social media and smartphones (although my flip-phone was still pretty sweet!). We drove – a lot. I was at one of those networking events waiting for the meeting to start. A man sat down across from me, introduced himself and then asked me [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Lean In: Inspiring, Empowering, and Why You Should Read It

By: Gini Dietrich | August 29, 2013 | 
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By Gini Dietrich Alert! Alert! Alert! This blog post is going to make some of you angry. I read “Lean In” and I wholeheartedly disagree with the criticism the book has received. My guess is most of the critics haven’t read the book or they wouldn’t have made the arguments they did. Which kind of sucks (like spin sucks), but I also understand we live in [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

The Double Standard in Women’s Equality is Alive and Well

By: Gini Dietrich | August 22, 2013 | 
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By Gini Dietrich Alright boys and girls. We need to have a little chat. The chat isn’t a new one for Spin Sucks readers. In fact, it’s not a new one in the movement for women’s equality in the past 60 years. But, even in 2013, there continues to be a double standard about women in the workplace so we have to continue to have the [&hellip... Read More
Jeff Riddle

Client and Customer Referrals: Five Steps to Get Great Ones

By: Jeff Riddle | August 20, 2013 | 
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By Jeff Riddle Client or customer referrals are one of the most effective ways to grow your business. But many service professionals believe referrals are a random occurrence, only generated by great service. A recent study in the financial services sector determined 87 percent of clients are willing to recommend their financial service providers, but only 11 percent of them are actually being asked to do [&hellip... Read More
Matt Boyd

Your Startup Checklist: Five Key Things to do Before You Launch

By: Matt Boyd | August 13, 2013 | 
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By Matt Boyd The biggest responsibility of an early stage entrepreneur is answering this question: Do people want or need the product you’re offering? It’s a bit of a catch 22. No product, no testing. No testing, no feedback. No feedback…well, you see where I’m going with this. Fortunately, there’s good news! I’ve made a list of some simple ideas that worked for us at Sqwiggle [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

What the Opt-Out Generation Means Longer-Term

By: Gini Dietrich | August 12, 2013 | 
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By Gini Dietrich In yesterday’s The Three Things, Lindsay Bell-Wheeler linked to a New York Times article about the opt-out generation of women who quit their careers to raise their families and work inside the home. It made both of our blood boil. Hers because of the women they portrayed (upper-class, country club, 9,000 square foot homes, highly-educated) who have (or had) husbands who made a good [&hellip... Read More