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If The Rate of Change Outside Your Business…

by admin on September 17, 2014

Tweet   If the rate of change outside your business, is greater than the rate of change inside your business.  You’re out of business… I strongly believe, that all companies would benefit by running lunch and learn sessions for employees on leveraging technology Apps, Tools, Hacks etc. on a weekly basis.  Bring in a 20 ...

Caution (to MALE) Baby Boomers…

by admin on March 14, 2014

Tweet   Caution to ALL Baby Boomers… (mostly male, as females in this generation all took typing classes in school).. If you still hunt and peck type – or you type with two fingers – I’m advising all CEOs to… a) Pay for you to take typing lessons to get up to 70 words per ...

More Tech Tools You NEED to Use to Grow Your Company

by admin on September 16, 2013

Tweet   OK – you asked for them, here are some more tech tools that the CEOs I’m mentoring are using to grow their companies… 1) Dragon Dictation (http://www.nuance.com/dragon/index.htm) Highlights: Use your voice to create and edit documents or emails, launch applications, open files, control your mouse, and more Digital voice recorder helps mobile employees ...

Don't Build Your Own Software

by admin on September 13, 2012

Tweet I’ve seen companies set out to build ridiculously expensive in-house software, only to discover they could get a similar, even better system out of the box for cheaper or for free.  Software by nature isn’t cheap, but software built by a software company is more reliable than software built by your non-tech company. Plus, ...

Smart Phones are Just That

by admin on April 13, 2012

Tweet Anyone in a management role in any company should be using an iPhone, Droid or BlackBerry actually forget Blackberry they’re like disco (used to be cool).  If you don’t have one you’re missing out.  Synchronize it with your entire business.  You’ll have all your information with you at all times. However, I recommend you ...

How To Figure Out Technology

by admin on March 28, 2012

Tweet Here’s how you figure out technology: Hire a bunch of 25 year-olds! Seriously. Why are you trying to figure it out?  They already know it! I was in an Apple store in Portland a few years ago to purchase a laptop bag and when I wanted to pay I was looking around saying, “Where’s ...

What Tech Tools Do You Use?

by admin on October 05, 2011

Tweet   At a speaking event I gave last night in Portland to a killer group of 100ish entrepreneurs, I gave them some awesome, easy to use technology tools they can use to grow their company. I realized afterwards that there are tons of new ones that have popped up in the last few years ...

Do You Need To Change It? Really?

by admin on September 12, 2010

Tweet In my experience, IT is brilliant, yet often disconnected from what customers or employees need. IT often installs the newest technology that no one needs. Operations ends up having to deal with customer & employee problems related to this bleeding edge IT, and overhead increases too. Do you need to change it ? Really ...

Three Monitors on Every Desk for All!

by admin on March 02, 2010

Tweet Bill Gates had a great idea with getting a computer on every desktop, but he fell short with that goal.  Every company should have two to three monitors on every desktop!  Think about how many seconds each hour that you wait for windows or a browser to open and close.  Add all of that ...

Wireless Headsets Rock

by admin on January 12, 2010

Tweet I’ve had a wireless headset for my office phone for about eleven years now. LOVE it.  I’ve updated my model a few times now from a great resource, Headsets.com, and my favorites have all been the Plantronics brand. I think best on my feet, and hate being chained to a desk.  A wireless headset ...

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