Thoughts on the Bus Problem

(photo by https://unsplash.com/photos/HOtPD7Z_74s) What’s the most important thing you do at work? Most of us, when asked “how do you create job security”, default to explaining a way of interacting with others that only we can do. If you have unique skills, of course you would want to create a solution where you can solve the…

New things are easier to sell when they seem familiar

Marc Fulgar Imagine you are selling a new drink (perhaps in a new category) and you’re competing against Coca-cola. You’ve invented a nootropic brain drink that helps you stay calm and alert while coding, and it has a pleasant natural fizz to it. It might even be an unusual color like purple. Taste tests from…

As a customer, when do you really feel a company is listening?

“Speak into the phone and let me know why you’re calling today.” “It sounds like you’re calling about tech support.” “Most problems can be solved in just one phone call by resetting your modem.” “Press 1 to reset your modem” “Please wait 30 seconds for your modem to turn off and on again.” “If you…