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September 18, 2016, 11:43 pm, 1675412

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 ...


September 18, 2016, 11:43 pm, 1675413

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 ...


September 18, 2016, 11:43 pm, 1675414

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, ...


September 18, 2016, 11:43 pm, 1675415

This “Best Of” post comes from 2011 and is about creating a “Menu” for your practice offerings:

Do you know all the kinds of things your ...


September 18, 2016, 11:43 pm, 1675411

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 ...


September 18, 2016, 11:43 pm, 1675410

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 ...


September 18, 2016, 11:43 pm, 1675407

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 ...


September 18, 2016, 11:43 pm, 1675408

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 ...


September 18, 2016, 11:43 pm, 1675409

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 ...


September 18, 2016, 11:43 pm, 1675406

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 ...