Posts Tagged: Business

Bye-Bye Pentax. The death of the camera industry and cameras are like self-driving cars…

Peta Pixel just announced that Ricoh (makers of Pentax cameras) is considering getting out of the personal camera business completely… which is interesting, but what’s more interesting to me is this chart they shared in the article. We’re talking about a 50-year old growth industry that disappeared in 6 years, and it’s replacement shot well… Read more »

As a business owner your words have weight…

As a business owner your words have weight. If you’re too pushy your words get over-analyzed. If you’re too passive, there’s confusion and stress. – Curio Nataloni, Italian craftsman and internationally recognized Kitchen and Bath designer.

How to land a five-figure design/UX job

Louise Campbell wrote a great article titled “How I Landed My First 5-Figure UX Design Contract“, but it really could be “how to get a job”. Steps are simple: Find where you want to work (limit yourself to people who can pay you fairly) Use technology to stalk them. When they’re ready, jump on the… Read more »

Entrepreneurs don’t have a special gene for risk—they come from families with money

… what often gets lost in [conversations about entrepreneurship] is that the most common shared trait among entrepreneurs is access to financial capital—family money, an inheritance, or a pedigree and connections that allow for access to financial stability. While it seems that entrepreneurs tend to have an admirable penchant for risk, it’s usually that access to… Read more »

Why Planning & Scheduling is so Important

If you’re the sort of person who resists planning, it’s probably holding you back… [Smart people] can get away with not planning for much longer than most… But as time demands increase — you get a new job, you’re short staffed, you get married or have kids, or your health changes — a life without planning or… Read more »

Do What You Love — And Watch Your Productivity Suffer

Ann Latham has been on a roll lately at Forbes “Follow your passion!” We’ve all heard that advice. And while it sounds like nirvana, beware! The tasks you love can destroy your productivity. To me, your talents and passions are revealed by the things you can’t not do. The activities that perk you up no matter how tired you are. The… Read more »

We Documented Our Agency’s Mistakes Every Week for a Year. Here’s What We Learned.

Jeff Rutherford shared these with me: Every Friday, our team comes together for a weekly reflections meeting. It’s our “touchy-feely-kumbaya” moment where everyone has an opportunity to open up and share what’s on their mind. Primarily, we try to focus on three things: what went well, what didn’t go so well, and what we learned…. Read more »

Why tech is awesome for women!

First off. Discrimination happens. It happens in tech as well as other fields (#GamerGate for example). And it sucks. Here’s some fascinating data from Harvard economist Dr. Claudia Goldin about the gender gap in various fields: GOLDIN: By and large, it appears that there’s just a very high cost of temporal flexibility in certain occupations…. Read more »