Tag: leadership

What’s Next: It’s Business.com

Business.com

Last May, after 6 great years at UBM – and a decade helping legacy media businesses adapt to a new reality defined by the Internet – I decided to step back.  I wanted to really explore the trends that continue to reshape media, marketing and technology before deciding what to do next. Over the past […]

What’s Next?

Surf's up

For the last 6 years I have led a team that has transformed a declining print-centric business into a fast-growing $200 million digital media, live event and marketing services behemoth, otherwise known as UBM TechWeb. It has been an extraordinary experience and one that I’m immensely proud of. I’ve made the difficult decision that this […]

The Love Practicum

Strength in Numbers

The idea that love is “just damn good business” (as I suggested in my previous post) is equally easy to embrace or dismiss, depending on your personal bias or point of view. Assuming for a moment that you’re one who accepts the idea (and if you’re not, consider this anyway—you may surprise yourself) how do […]

Moments of Truth

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In the early 1980′s Jan Carlson took over SAS airlines. The company was in poor shape and Carlson set about to turn it around. He boiled the business down to a series of what he called “moments of truth”. These moments were touch points where key interactions with customers or employees took place. He defined […]

Have you ever sold your home?

For Sale By Owner

Have you ever sold your home?  One you’ve lived in for a while and has all the comforts of home?  If you’re like me, you imagine how potential buyers are going to admire the kitchen, the yard, even little things like the switch plate covers.  You hire a broker, get your home listed on www.realtor.com […]

Love Is Good Business

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The emotion of love is considered to be out of place or simply inappropriate in business—especially in the technology world. Many believe that good business people keep their hearts out of their work. But, it’s the heart that brings the fire of creativity to bear on the day-to-day. It’s the heart that inspires drive, loyalty […]