4 Reasons Your People Can’t Manage Themselves

Over the years, we have worked with clients who believe that if they hire the right people or build the right systems, they won’t need to manage their employees. “The employees will manage themselves!” But this won’t happen, and we try as gently as possible to explain why: We tell them, for example, that hiring […]


Learn when a voice application will be most effective

According to a 2018 study, one in six Americans now owns a smart speaker. As the technology for smart assistants like Amazon’s Alexa—and mobile assistants like Apple’s Siri—continues to improve, more consumers are bypassing the keyboards on their computers and phones when searching for information. The capabilities of artificial intelligence (AI) are also expanding, and […]


There Is No Success Without Risk

Inspirational speaker Robin Sharma once wrote, “If you’re not scared a lot you’re not doing very much.” It’s a simple fact: to truly succeed in business, at some point it will be necessary to step out of your comfort zone. Sometimes, it’s only with taking a risk that the true rewards will come your way. […]


‘Success Is Not an Entitlement; You Have to Earn it Every Day,’ Howard Schultz Says

During Howard Schultz’s decades-long tenure as leader of Starbucks, he grew the company from a number of locations he could count on one hand to almost 30,000 stores. Current estimates peg his net worth at $3.5 billion. In an exclusive interview at SXSW 2019 in Austin, Tex., Entrepreneur spoke with Schultz (who recently sparked controversy […]


Social Media Will Get Conversational This Year

Social Media Will Get Conversational Businesses should no longer be viewing social media posts as one-way conversations. Instead, 2019 will see brands using social media to engage with audiences and gauge their wants and needs. Effective social listening and paying attention to conversations about their brand and competitors’ brands will help businesses learn what type […]


Apple Watch Series 5 Rumored To Feature Sleep Tracking

Apple’s tracking capabilities in the Apple Watch have improved hugely over the years but there’s one area where the company has lagged behind the competition: sleep tracking. Where many Fitbit trackers and smartwatches from companies like Samsung and Withings monitor your movements when you’re in bed, Apple Watch doesn’t. A new report by Mark Gurman […]


The best deal you’ll find anywhere on Sonos speakers

If you want to expand your Sonos speaker setup and you don’t want to wait for the next big sales event to do it, there’s really only one place you should look. That’s right, Amazon’s unadvertised sale on the most popular Sonos speaker ever is still going strong!  Get not one but two Sonos Play:1 […]


How the increasing popularity of voice search is helping redefine SEO in 2019

Google Voice Search was launched back in 2012, but it’s only been in the 12-18 months that people have really started to sit up and listen. With the introduction of voice assistants such as Google Home and Amazon’s Alexa, voice search has been pushed to centre stage for marketers. The growing popularity of voice assistants […]


8 Habits of Highly Effective Entrepreneurs

Effectiveness comes down to producing desired results. The most successful entrepreneurs have mastered being effective because it makes them work smarter, eliminating unnecessary effort and wasted time. Success cannot happen with any consistency when approached in a lazy, haphazard, hit-or-miss fashion. Effectiveness is rooted in discipline and routine, not talent or genius. Successful entrepreneurs make […]