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April 30, 2018, 8:11 pm, 1850178

Online retailer Zappos is well known for its commitment to company culture and customer service, going so far as to offer new hires $2000 after their first few weeks on the job to quit if they don’t like their new jobs.  They also share quite a bit about how they hire ...

April 30, 2018, 8:11 pm, 1850179

There’s a web-based serviced called UpdateMyVC, which purports to automate a startup’s communication with its investors. What I really liked is the list of questions that get answered in the monthly update.  Here are a few:

What milestones or accomplishments are you most proud of? What are the things you’re most ...

April 30, 2018, 8:11 pm, 1850180

Remember the television show Quincy?  Jack Klugman played a Los Angeles medical examiner, and in every episode, his autopsy would reveal that the decedent (who’d seemingly died of “natural” causes) was a victim of foul play.  Using the clues he’d gained from his examinations, ...

April 30, 2018, 8:11 pm, 1850177

Welcome to the first edition of the NBH Weekender!  I’ve been saving up lots of stuff to share with you this week, so here you go:

Five simple emails you should send every week.

A better brainstorming method from Google that we’ve been playing with for ...

April 30, 2018, 8:11 pm, 1850175

Some of you may know about Kendeo, the design and strategy consulting company I own where I do all my ‘non-legal’ work.  I often tell people that “we draw pictures of hard-to-understand things,” and that’s pretty much true.

We had some fun with our Holiday card this year and I ...

April 30, 2018, 8:11 pm, 1850172

In January 2016 I’ll have been “writing” this blog for 12 years. I put “writing” in quotes because the truth is I’ve written it for nine, ignored it for two and abandoned it for one. It still gets a handful of visits every day, and I regularly dip into old ...

April 30, 2018, 8:11 pm, 1850173

Here’s the thing I’ve been spending some of time on for the last year.  I’ll be sharing the whole story soon, but wanted to share it here.

We launched in public beta on Tuesday, and ...

April 30, 2018, 8:11 pm, 1850174

Need some resolution inspiration this year?  You can find all 100+ from this blog right here.

Want a bit more of a curated list?  Here are ten of my favorites:

Resolve to Let Clients Set Your Price Resolve to Support the Causes Your Clients Do Resolve to Count Cards Resolve ...

April 30, 2018, 8:11 pm, 1850176

By some estimates, introverts make up nearly half of the population.  If you’re an extrovert, that means that many of your clients think and process information quite differently than you do.

So what can you do to even the playing field and get the best from your introverted clients? Give them ...