Forget the dark web – “AI” is on track to create the bland web

While AI-powered personal assistants have steadily made improvements to functionality and begun embedding themselves into daily life, automated web building tools have started to emerge with the promise of bringing artificial intelligence to web design to make it easier for marketers to have the website of their dreams. Well, I’m here to say, “don’t believe the hype”. At least not yet.

The Rise of the Super Ninja

(this was originally posted on LinkedIn Pulse) The resume is becoming an increasingly useless tool for assessing a candidates fit for a role. Rarely does it tell you anything about how a person thinks, what they value, how flexible they are, what their colleagues think of them, or how they solve problems. Traditionally, resumes showcase […]

Should You Start Your Own Business?

This is posted over on LinkedIn Pulse. I was lucky enough to be part of a young, small business in the days before the word startup became ubiquitous for the new entrepreneur. Hyperspace Cowgirls was a video game development company focused on the niche market of children’s (and primarily girl’s) games. I lucked into my […]

Living and Working in the Age of Distraction

This weekend the Metropolitan Museum extended their opening hours for visitors to see the Costume Institute’s blockbuster show about Chinese-inspired fashion, China: Through the Looking Glass. I’ve been wanting to see the show since it opened but never seemed to be able to make the time to check it out, so I was excited about […]

Effectively Collaborating Across Timezones

This is also posted on LinkedIn Pulse. More and more of us are working as part of remote teams, either with our clients, with members of our own organization who are located in other cities, with off shore service providers, or with telecommuters. Some studies show that there has been a growth of over 80% […]

The client is never right; the client is always right.

I published this on LinkedIn Pulse today, but wanted it to have a home here as well. Like many people, my first jobs were in the service industry: working in a bowling alley, a men’s retail shop, as a host at Red Lobster, and in my father’s Italian restaurant. In those early years of minimum […]

Not Everyone Should Be A Manager

This was posted on LinkedIn Pulse a few days ago but wanted it to have a home here as well. In the modern conception of work, we are incentivized to climb a career ladder where we gain increased responsibilities, higher pay, and ultimately enter into management. This pathway means that for many people they move […]