How to Get An Email Reply Everytime


I get frustrated when I don’t get a reply every time to an email. Sound familiar?

I don’t really expect a reply when I send emails to people I  have never done business with or talked by phone. But I do get disappointed when I don’t get email […]

By | June 29th, 2016|Marketing, Personality on the Side|2 Comments

Is the Business Dress Code Dead?


My last company was a technology mail order business. We had a lot of sales and services reps on the phone and over the Internet. As a result, few customers ever came to visit our office. After working at other companies (including IBM) where I had to […]

By | May 31st, 2016|Culture, Personality on the Side|23 Comments

Today, Really Say What You Are Thankful for

We rarely say what we are thankful for.

But on a day called Thanksgiving, it makes sense to say it out loud to the people you care about.

What I am thankful for:

1. My two fantastic kids […]

By | November 27th, 2013|Personality on the Side|1 Comment

GM’s Traverse Is the Best of All Possible Worlds

Free car for a week? Sure. I drive strictly an electric vehicle and public transportation these days, but couldn’t pass up GM’s generous offer to review their Crossover SUV “Traverse”.  It’s the best of all possible worlds. A vehicle that drives like a luxury car, carries 7 people like a mini van and hauls […]

By | August 20th, 2013|Personality on the Side, Uncategorized|1 Comment

WTF? Is it Okay to Swear at Work?

In my private life, I swear a lot. I can’t tell you why. It seems to the easiest why to express my feelings. But here is where it becomes a problem for business.

Here, it is quite the opposite. I think it shows a lack of […]

By | April 29th, 2013|Culture, Personality on the Side|1 Comment

Is Coffee Shop Productivity is a Myth?

The Urban Dictionary defines Coffee Shop Productivity as: ” The idea that if you do your work outside of your room or office you’ll actually get more done, because you took the time to get out there and work somewhere else in the first place.

Starbucks and other coffee shops with wifi have become a […]

By | March 3rd, 2013|Personality on the Side|Comments Off on Is Coffee Shop Productivity is a Myth?