Archives / June, 2009

Refine Your Own Personal Elevator Pitch

Every day I meet new folks.  What this means is several times a day, I listen to someone’s life story (in abbreviated form) and I reciprocate. In short, we are giving each other our own personal elevator pitches. Lately, I’ve noticed people who are seemingly unaware of how "their story" is playing with me, or…

So Funky – Sesame Street

My friend Geoffrey Manne pointed out that Sesame Street is the funkiest kids show of all time. This is simply awesome.  I feel sorry for kids today – they have nothing like this.  Stevie Freakin’ Wonder!  Instead, they get the Wiggles and Hannah Montana. Thank God I grew up in the 70’s and was privy…

When a Layoff is not a Layoff?

When is a layoff not a layoff?  Simple.  When your firm basically says "you suck – find another career."  But we don’t do layoffs.  Sounds crazy, but this is exactly what Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr is doing.  But don’t call it layoffs.  They’ve, instead, decided that they have a material amount of folks…

Techstars – Week 1

If you are curious about hat’s up during the first week of Techstars, here is a great video following three of the teams.  This year, there will be a video chronicling the entire journey of the Boulder version of the program.  The teams featured are The Next Big Sound, Everlater and ReTel and their founders…

Vendor Client Relationships

I spend plenty of time poking fun at service professionals on my blog, so it’s time to poke fun at myself – the client. My friend Eric Jensen sent this video to me today.  Imagine if you attempted to treat everyone the same way that you treat your service professionals and vendors.  It’s hilarious.