It happened again today. I saw a logo for a company that had nothing to do with the company. Worse, it was a complete ripoff of another logo that was entirely unrelated. The company was a dirt-hauling company. It was painted on the side of a dump truck. They had taken the Godfather logo and replaced the words with the name of their company.
Today's leader is a little less famous, although he recently spent time in the national spotlight. It's always great when you thank your people for helping you get to the top. A heartfelt thanks lets them know that they matter and that you understand you couldn't have done it without them. Since it is a gesture so often overlooked, it always makes an impact on those being thanked. Tom Barnett, owner of Barnett Management in Phoenix, AZ, took it a few steps further. His company owns 24 Burger King franchises in Arizona, and he was given the Burger King Franchisee of the Year award. What he did with it might shock you.
2015 is set to be an exciting new year for business technology. There are dramatic improvements in small business tech that will make life easer. However, thinking about it ahead of time can be a headache. Here are 5 reasons this new emerging technology will be less frustrating than what preceded it.
Exactly one year ago today, we wrote this awesome post about your LinkedIn profile called "120 Character Description". It was a highly read and shared piece about the importance of your LinkedIn headline and how to use it properly. It's probably one of the most valuable pieces of LinkedIn advice we've ever shared. Until today.
The 404 error page is quite possibly one of the most overlooked bits of branding on a website. It's a place where an opportunity can be missed or made, and most companies (and designers) don't take the time to get it right. In 2012, Renny Gleeson gave a witty, fascinating, eye-opening talk at TED. In it, he describes the 404 page as an opportunity that we're all missing. It's only four minutes and four seconds, so have a watch.
It's Veterans Day, and we at Visceral Concepts believe that the military is full of amazing lessons of leadership for us to learn from. We felt that it would be most appropriate to share the wisdom of one of the most famous military leaders of the past century with you. Here are 10 quoted leadership lessons from General George S. Patton.
For some reason, I deal with a large number of clients that have had poor past experiences. When I discuss these poor past experiences with the client, I can usually predict what was said by the previous service provider in every situation. But I wonder why my interaction with people who have had these poor past experiences is so frequent. Let's talk about it today.
With the #bendgate scandal in full swing, it looks like people might finally get fed up with Apple. We're not necessarily enjoying that, but we'd like to give our thoughts on why we think Apple is a dying company. We'll follow up on how to fix it later.
Sir Richard Branson, the UK's sixth wealthiest person and founder of the Virgin Group, has some great advice about the status quo. Have a read and find out what a leader of his caliber does to the norm.