Mitch Lindsay

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Do you love your customers? | Seth's Blog

There are two ways people think about this:<p>We love our customers because they pay us money. (Inherent here is customers = money = love.)<br>• We love our …

The four horsemen of mediocrity | Seth's Blog

<b>Deniability</b>–“<i>They</i> decided, created, commanded or blocked. Not my fault.”<p><b>Helplessness</b>–“My boss won’t let me.”<p><b>Contempt</b>–“They don’t pay me enough to put …

How To Harness The Creative Power Of Introverts At Work

The person with the best, most creative ideas isn’t always heard. Here’s how to understand and work with introverts.<p>What do Albert Einstein, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Mahatma Gandhi, Eleanor Roosevelt, Charles Darwin, J.K. Rowling, and Rosa Parks have in common? They are all people who made an …

Why People Don’t Buy Products–They Buy Better Versions Of Themselves

Examining some of the best–and most human–marketing strategies and products, that make you think about, well, you.<p>There is the famous story about Steve Jobs when he invented the iPod and everyone in the news and the rest of the tech industry scratched their head a little. MP3 players had been …

Is Your Other Immune System Working?

How To Do Less: A Short Guide

Is it really possible to do less but get more done? Yes, and here’s how.<p>Many of us work in an endless stream of tasks, browser tabs, social media, emails, meetings, rushing from one thing to another, never pausing and never ending.<p>Then the day is over, and we are exhausted, and we often have very …

How We Signed Up 10,000 Customers in 6 Weeks

San Francisco startup PointsHound knows a thing or two about scaling a company fast. Here's how it made inroads in the competitive travel industry.<p>The U.S. travel industry is established, competitive, and noisy. So when a scrappy five-person San Francisco startup manages to make inroads, it's worth …

The 30-Day Challenge: How Google’s Spam King Tackles Constant Improvement

Since 2009, Google’s Matt Cutts has undertaken a stunning variety of 30-day personal challenges, all in the quest for self-improvement. Here’s what he’s learned.<p>Matt Cutts has spent 14 years incessantly Googling. Even if he’s nowhere near a computer–in the shower, in bed, at family gatherings–the …

Why This Startup Made Their Salaries Radically Transparent

Buffer revealed their salaries (and the formula that got them there) to the world. The question is why?<p>We’re pretty open with some things: We tweet articles we just read, share which bar we just walked into, and snap photos of recently gobbled red velvet cupcakes. Yet it’s taboo to broach other …

How To Train Your Brain To Master Uncharted Terrain

A Leadership Coach Turned Restaurateur shares his eight principles that help him successfully navigate a dizzying list of career shifts.<p>It took me three hours to figure out exactly what Jason Watt does for a living. He’s a branding guy. He’s a leadership coach. He’s a restaurateur. Tomorrow, he …

The 7 Secrets To Make Meetings Less Awful

A day full of meetings will leave a bad taste in your mouth. Unless you follow these steps.<p>Some companies have abandoned the whole idea of a meeting. But if your schedule is still saturated with them, here’s how to greet your meets much more skillfully.<p>1. Account for the loudmouth problem<p>When …

How To Turn Your Toxic Habits Into Better Patterns of Behavior

Nearly half your life runs on your habits. The Power of Habit author Charles Duhigg shares how to find the most important–and most toxic ones–and turn those patterns for the better.<p>New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg deconstructed the habits that run much of the lives of people and …

How to Transform Daily Achievements Into Lasting Contributions

This year, focus on doing more than just work–make a positive contribution to those around you.<p>Chances are, you have days where you get to work early, put your head down at the start of the day, answering emails, going to meetings, and writing reports until it is time to go home. And when you look …

Money Is The By-Product Of A Business Driven By Passion

Alex and Ani was never intended to be just a jewelry company–it was intended to be a company with a heart and soul.<p>At the crux of that idea, says founder and creative director Carolyn Rafaelian, is a philosophy driven by social conscience and a commitment to community.<p>Carolyn Rafaelian<p>As Alex and …

Getting lost on the shelf | Seth's Blog

A friend got some feedback on a new project proposal recently. "It will have trouble standing out on a shelf that's already crowded."<p>The thing is, …

Soft tissue | Seth's Blog

Most organizations are built around three anatomical concepts: Bone, muscle and soft tissue.<p>The bones are the conceptual skeleton, the people who …

11 Expert Tips To Help You Be More Productive In 2014

Who doesn’t want to figure out how to get more done? Or get things done more efficiently? We asked some of the most productive people we know how you can tackle the New Year’s work.<p>Last year I used a kitchen timer to force myself to focus; I blocked the Internet and email so I couldn’t get …

These 365 Quotes Will Inspire You Every Day This Year

Best-selling author and entrepreneur Dave Kerpen shares 365 powerful, inspirational quotes for leaders in 2015<p>With a new year nearly upon us, it's a great time to get inspired about the future, your vision, your goals and executing on those goals. I'm so grateful for all of the inspiration I've …

1 Vital Lesson You Can Learn From a Flight Attendant

You can only take care of your team as well as you take care of yourself, so listen to your friendly flight attendant for a vital lesson in self-care.<p>Can you recite the flight attendant’s safety speech? I bet you can. You know, the one that goes something like, “... In the event of a loss of cabin …

Led Zeppelin And The Fundamental Tension Between The Individual And The Team

“Would you support me if I wanted to do a solo album?” Robert Plant asked Led Zeppelin’s manager, Peter Grant sometime in the mid-1970s, when Led Zeppelin was at the peak of its career.<p>“Of course,” answered Grant, as reported in Chris Welch’s biography, <i>Peter Grant: The Man Who Led Zeppelin</i>. “Who …