Presentation Tips

A friend of mine recently emailed me with a question: I’m leading a workshop at an upcoming conference and I’d love to pick your brain a wee bit. Do you…

Swim Lanes

Two meters is much narrower than you think. Maybe it’s fine if you’re just lounging around. But if you’re trying to accomplish something, like, say, winning 22 gold medals, it’s…

Deposits

At Nine Labs, we have a standard Master Services Agreement which all our clients sign before we begin work. Every once in a while a potential client comes along who…

Freelancer or Agency?

Following a fantastic AWDG event Wednesday night, I had a conversation with panelist Marc Hershovitz (disclosure: Marc is also my attorney) about the difference between a freelancer and an agency. Based on…

On Speaking

There must be something in the air. Just recently I removed myself from a conference lineup because the organizers neglected to inform me they wouldn’t be paying for my travel…

40 in 240

Back in 2010, Todd Schnick approached me with an idea about writing a short e-book about what it takes to succeed in business-and in life. He called it “40 in…

Unlabel

Marc Ecko‘s story is one of the lesser known (or at least discussed) amidst the business community. That’s a shame. It’s a great one. I read his new book, Unlabel:…

Crunch Time

It doesn’t matter what you do, where you do it, or how good you are. Inevitably you’ll have that day, that moment. The moment when it all comes to a…

My Hobby Took Over

The year was 1988. Some of you were still in diapers, your mother’s wombs, or the imaginations of your yet to be parents. It was my Freshman year of high…