I am writing a book. I have no idea when I will finish writing the book or if and when it will be published, but I am writing a book. The thing is, this post? There is a whole chapter in the book dedicated to it. So isn’t this post redundant? Well, if this post is redundant, most of my talks, my blog posts, and my social updates are redundant. The way I see it, the book is the culmination of my thoughts on business, many of which I have shared elsewhere.
Here he goes again, one of his OCD rants… Yes, lately, I have gone on several rants in response to behavior I have witnessed in the business world. Like this post on email etiquette, or this post on phone calls in general, or this post on the way we communicate. The truth is, if you read that last post carefully, there would be no need for this one…
Email, we can’t live it, and as of me writing these words, we can’t live without it. Slack is working on us living without it, but for now, it is an integral part of our personal and professional lives. The thing with email is that it was invented to increase our productivity. What it has actually done is precisely the opposite.
Long overdue, post. Long overdue. If I had a dime for every startup that confused content marketing and PR, I would be able to single-handedly fund them all, and fire the marketing person who didn’t know the difference between these two concepts. There, I feel much better now.
Like so many of my blog posts, this one has been baking in my head for several years. The truth is, as the market evolved, my need to write this post only increased, so it was time.
It has been a decade now since I started meeting local startups on a daily basis. We usually meet for lunch and talk about topics ranging from their pitch, competitors, go-to-market strategy, or many other questions pertaining to marketing and growth.
Anyway, beyond trying to help entrepreneurs that I meet, there are some companies with whom I take our relationship to the next level. I am fortunate to be working with some truly remarkable companies, all of which you can see and read about on my site, but speaking of site, a few months ago, I met Syte (sorry, couldn’t help myself.)
Ok, so this is crazy exciting for me. Not only have I not done this type of interview in a long time, way too long (You can see my previous interviews here), but Mark Gurman is somewhat of a legend to me, and millions of others. You know all those Apple scoops and leaks you read about on the web? The leaked images of the next iPhone, the Apple rumors that have become somewhat of an industry in an of itself? Mark is the man who always brings that information to us. The man is Mr. Scoop himself!
It happened. After months of gradually lowering my activity on Snapchat and paying close attention to the amount of Snap spam I get on a daily basis, I finally deleted the app from my iPhone’s home screen, which for all intents and purposes means, I just quit Snap.
Ok, here we go again. I have already written about the “right” aka effective way to make a business intro in today’s day and age. Please read that article, it will save you lots of awkwardness. Intros are something people in the business world make daily, sometimes ten times a day, sometimes more. Meetings are the same.