Archive | March, 2010

Help is wanted

Why is it such a struggle to ask for help? We want the best for our teams so we work hard. Sometimes we recognise that we’re not winning so we turn it up a notch and work even harder. But wait, that’s not working either. At some point, we can see the failing – at […]

Commerce is killing the inbox

Smith-Harmon has released a study of American retail email trends for last year. Unsurprisingly, 2009 saw record volumes distributed. It states that the 100 largest retailers sent an average of 132 promotional emails to each of their subscribers. That’s an average of 11 emails a month and 2.5 per week, per subscriber (peaking at 15.4 […]

Cooking a great culture

Read a great article over on Inc. about Nick Sarillo and his pizza restaurants. It tells about his unorthodox hiring process, about his talent development and his $200k consultant’s bill. But essentially, it’s about his business’s culture. Culture is surely one of the most intangible aspects of business and as such can be the most […]