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Don’t Market From “The Mountains”

Don’t Market From “The Mountains”

True story. Back in 1941 during World War II, Japan invaded the Philippines.  From the time of the invasion through the end of the war, many Japanese soldiers ended up in remote areas of the country’s thick jungle and mountainous terrain.   Some Japanese soldiers were...

Why I Loved Being Called A Son Of A Boss

Why I Loved Being Called A Son Of A Boss

Lesson #1: Don’t Be Defensive When You Do Something Wrong—Own Your Mistakes, Learn From Them, Move On. “Why don’t you fire me then, DAD!?”  I asked in my tough guy teenager voice. The year was 1996, and I had just made a dumb mistake (one of many) while working for my...

Why Emotions Lead To Bad Marketing Decisions

Why Emotions Lead To Bad Marketing Decisions

“Everyone knows that in the heat of an argument, we will all say anything to support our cause.  We will quote the Bible, refer to unverifiable statistics… Action and demonstration are much more powerful and meaningful.  They are there, before our eyes, for...

10 Simple Steps To Eliminate Paper

I have a long history in the world of document imaging and workflow. And today, we’re going to dig into this topic with some advice to get rid of your paper. Let’s dive into ten steps you can take to gain control over your paper clutter. This will work at your home...

Royalty Free Images & Multimedia

Most businesses are always looking for stock photos, stock videos, stock audio, and other royalty free assets to use for marketing materials and internal documentation. This can be challenging because you can’t legally search for an image, audio file, or video file on...

Ryan’s Free Ebook Download Experiment

It all started on March 18, 2020. We were in the early stages of COVID-19, and I saw another author offer up the ebook formats of his books for free on Amazon. It was a great gesture, and it immediately got me thinking about how I could do something similar and help...

3 Key Business Benefits Of Producing Multimedia Content

In all honesty, it can be a little overwhelming when thinking about creating audio or video content. For me personally, video tends to be a struggle. I’m a perfectionist by nature, and this is not a good thing when dealing with lighting, sound, and editing. But, when...

5 Best Practices For Working Remotely

Many of your team members have probably worked from home (WFH) or remotely (i.e. from a coffee shop or the library) before in the past. One day here, another day there, no big deal. Yet, when things shift to 100% WFH overnight, it can be chaotic and stressful. And, it...

How To Properly Evaluate And Select Mission Critical Software

Selecting the right software can have a huge impact on your company—either positive or negative. This is why it’s so important to take your time and make the right choice.  Whether you need some project management software, productivity software, industry-specific...

Find The Data You Need With Google’s Dataset Search

Google has been running its Dataset Search service in Beta since 2018, and it’s now in its first regular release. You may be wondering what Dataset Search even is, so let’s dive into it. What Is Google Dataset Search? Google describes the service as enabling “users to...

Lessons Learned From Writing & Publishing A Book

Having spent the last eighteen months writing and publishing my first book, I wanted to share a few of my lessons learned. Whether you have a book in your future or not, these may be of interest to you. Okay, let’s get into the list. #1: Don't Rush Your Launch Date I...

5 Key Takeaways From The Art Of Invisibility That Will Protect You From Personal Security Threats

I recently picked up my copy of “The Art of Invisibility” (by Kevin Mitnick) for a quick security refresher. I’ve talked about a few of the book’s key topics previously, but we can never be reminded of these things enough. The book is filled with countless examples of...

5 Technology Considerations When Planning For The New Year

The new year will be here before we know it, and it’ll be time to plan for 2020 in a few weeks. So let’s talk about your 2020 technology needs. We’re going to look at five specific considerations that will help you best position your company’s technology next year. ...