Technology and computers

How to Join the Booming Gig Economy

This week we are happy to host an article from the very talented Lucy Reed.  Lucy Reed has been starting businesses since she was a kid, from the lemonade stand she opened in her parent’s driveway at age 10 to the dog walking business she started while in college. She created GigMine because she was…

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How to Annoy the Crap Out of the IT Department (v.2.0)

OK admit it, you really do resent those geeks in the IT department.  They work whenever they want to, they dress funny, and they probably spend most of their “work” time playing video games and hacking into our systems to read our personal email.  Sure, we’ve already burned one blog sharing ideas on how to…

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Don’t Believe Your Own LinkedIn Profile

Ever wonder what our LinkedIn profiles would look like if we let other people write them?  And what if those writers were the people we managed?  Chances are the profiles would look a little different…at least I know mine would. For instance, my LinkedIn profile includes the statement “Jeff leverages a unique background in sales,…

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Why I Love my Spam Filter

I love the person who invented the spam filter.  Not as much as I resent the person who thought up the idea of monogamy, but the feeling is still pretty intense.  Spam filters are great.  But not because they filter spam. I love spam filters because they provide a ready-made and iron-clad excuse for why…

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You Mean I Can’t Say That on LinkedIn?

If you’re anything like me, you’re just a tad unclear about what to do with social media.  The right thing to say on Twitter might be the really wrong thing to say on a blog or LinkedIn or your business website.  Conceptually that makes sense, but I’m not always able to tell the difference. My…

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Don’t Invite IT to Your Personal Picnic

I’ve worked with Tony Cantrell of Release 2 Systems Group, whom I confidently hold out as the most talented technology professional I’ve ever encountered.  Tony has bailed me out of more than one computer-related SNAFU.  After averting one self-inflicted crisis I asked him what the problem had been. “No problem,” Tony replied, “it was a…

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