So it’s New Year’s resolution time, and everyone’s trying to figure out how to have a better year than last year. For myself, I’ve decided to learn French, and I’m going to continue my longstanding policy of not poking sharks. I have a lot of faith in the not-shark-poking one working out, but I’m not…Details
The holiday season is here, and that means you’re going to fight with your relatives. Not intentionally, of course, but some of them are really annoying, and it will eventually be impossible to ignore their annoyingness forever. We all get into arguments with others. It usually happens because other people are just being stubborn by refusing…Details
Hi all. That this article needs to be written makes me sad, but it’s the truth. I was in Wichita, Kansas recently, which you might be surprised to learn is the airplane manufacturing capital of the world. The Wichita airport would fit rather cozily into most suburban backyards, but Cessna, Lear, Airbus, and Boeing all…Details
Costco has really gone out on a limb with their plan to close on Thanksgiving day to allow their employees to spend time with their families. I’m not sure if they’re crazy or not, but I’ll give you my opinion in this short video!Details
Hey guys. You know how you sometimes are assigned a 5-page paper for a class, and instead of actually writing five pages you write three pages and then play with the font size, spacing, margins, and whatever else you can think of until you have a sentence and a half on that critical fifth…Details
Jeff Havens describes, in his backwards way, how to avoid absolute statements during your conflicts. The overwhelming majority of conflicts are the result of mutual miscommunication. When it comes to conflict resolution, very rarely is one side completely right and the other completely wrong.Details
When choosing your words for any marketing campaign, it’s a good idea to consider that things can be taken the wrong way – like they did when I came across a news story mentioning that Panera Bread would be only using ‘clean ingredients’ from now on.
If you’re a small business owner, then I’m sure some evil acquaintance of yours has told you that roughly half of all small businesses fail in their first five years. Perhaps he or she went farther and informed you that two-thirds of all small businesses fail within ten years. Perhaps he or she then went…Details
Want to see more Corporate Misadventures? Click here!
HP has decided to split into two companies, partially because they’ve made some bad investments and decisions. Here’s my take on one of them.
Recently Kobe Bryant admitted that he was scared of retiring from professional basketball. I think he’ll end up being OK since he has enough money to buy a small country, and commissioning statues of yourself to display in village squares can keep you occupied for a while. But I’ll admit, if I were suddenly in…Details
Marriott hotels was recently fined $600K for blocking its guest’s wifi access. Jeff dissects this news story and offers up some customer service tips to the high-end hotel industry. Want more helpful and hilarious videos? Subscribe to my YouTube Channel!Details
So here’s a new one. A recent Business Insider article introduced us to Jesse Herzog, an aspiring fashion designer who has bequeathed to the world the Suitsy, a one-piece business suit. You read that right. It’s a business suit, and it’s all one piece, like really fancy pajamas. You slip into the Suitsy exactly like…Details