As many of you know I consider myself a practising Christian. Recently Kelly Baader interviewed me on her entrepreneurial podcast aimed at the Christian community. In the interview we discuss the social responsibilities I believe we have as entrepreneurs.
Running your own business is not necessarily what we expected. We often work longer hours under more stress. But as I explain in a post for the media Temple blog, it does not need to be this way.
“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.” A lesson for web designers everywhere!
As entrepreneurs we need to step back from day-to-day operations. We need to explore what would happen if we approached our business in a different way.
In today’s knowledge economy digital professionals are the most valuable commodity organisations have. Don’t stay somewhere that doesn’t appreciate that.
Writing a job description for a digital professional requires a unique approach. That is because demand outstrips supply.
Are we doomed? Is the proverbial parrot dead, or is it just resting? Are we currently witnessing the demise of the digital agency?
Recently I did an interview with Izabela Russell from New Media Europe where we talk about a range of issues from UX to career progression.
The chances are you are making mistakes in how you recruit digital staff. The result is you aren’t getting the best people possible.
Have you ever watched a nature documentary where a pack of dogs or a flock of birds fight over their latest kill? It is sheer chaos, as each animal fights for their prize with increased desperation. As I explain in a post for Media Temple, recruiting good digital employees can feel like that.
In an interview for the “Agencies Drinking Beer” podcast I talk about how building your brand is about grasping opportunity as much as talent.
We all complain that we don’t have time. But is that true and if it is can we prove it to management?
Let’s be honest, we often know the objections we will hear from stakeholders before they say them. Yet instead of getting ahead of the issues we hope they don’t raise them. That is a recipe for disaster.
Many of the changes you need to make as a digital team are outside of your control. But there is one thing you can do; sort your working environment.
There are differences between working as an in-house or agency PM, but we have one thing in common — relationships.
Creative Bloq have publish a chapter I have written for the upcoming freelance finances book by FreeAgent. In the chapter I explain five key measurements of freelance success and what they mean.
2016 is almost upon you. It is time to take control of your business. Time to decide exactly what it is you want and how to get it.
We cannot do away with meetings. I know that. But I am done with attending badly run meetings and if you have any sense so should you be.
Proposing a new digital strategy involves change. People dislike change and so you will meet resistance. Handling that resistance can be painful if you are not prepared.
Prototyping website redesigns is a smart move on many levels. But I am not convinced traditional agile is always up to the task.