You’re Not Smart When You Multi-Task

You're Not Smart When You Multi-Task Reports have repeatedly shown we ‘multi task’ our concentration away and get less done. We’re distracted and lose the focus of delivering and completing projects. It leaves us frazzled, irritated & stressed. And when it comes to conversations with others this is not only an unproductive way of communicating, but it's potentially rude (put your phone down) and risks details and depth being missed. … [Read more...]

How to Increase Prices without Offending Customers

This is a guest post by Eddy Hood. He helps entrepreneurs make $250,000 or more in their companies. You can read his blog and follow him on Twitter. When I was 13, there was an electric guitar hidden under the couch. It was Christmas morning; I had been hoping for one and the parents delivered! That was a good surprise. Fast forward 15 years and I’m laid off from a job due to the 2008 recession. I was working for a homebuilder at the time, … [Read more...]

Facebook ‘Likes’ Are Not Building Community

I'm bored of businesses who talk about building community online. It's a buzz word. Some are good. A lot of them aren't- they're just finding fluffier ways to market, manipulate our emotions, and give their speak a spin. Just because someone likes your corporate post on Facebook, or retweets your funny video, doesn't mean you're building community with them. What you're doing may have a lot of really good value, but lets not call it … [Read more...]

Products Aren’t Built To Last

When did this happen? You have a washing machine and it breaks down after 3 years. You get a iPhone and it lasts just over 12 months. You get a pair of jeans and they rip in those places you really don't want them to rip....well certainly not within 12 months. OK- forgive me for harking back to a 'The Good Old Years' tone. But when I was a kid, we had a washing machine that lasted for 12- 15 years. I bet if you actually went back to the … [Read more...]

Disqus – Is it Worth Moving Your Comments Over? Let’s Disquss..

Having installed Disqus on my Empire Avenue TV blog and realising just how simple it has been to manage comments there, I have decided to do the same over here. If you haven't got Disqus installed on your blog, I'd recommend doing so now! For those of you running blogs for communication who aren't too sure whether to go for it or not, here's how I arrived at my thinking. 1. Read in a blog somewhere, or perhaps in a podcast from a … [Read more...]

The End of Privacy in Relational Conflict?

The End of Privacy in Relational Conflict? Much has changed in the last 20 years when it comes to people’s perspective of privacy and what they are willing to share in public. From people sharing their problems about others on Oprah-style TV shows to the world of constant changing boundaries and the Internet. Photos are tagged, comments are left, videos are recorded, people are Googled and with the advance of smart phones, people’s everyday … [Read more...]

Empire Avenue Business Benefits? A Conversation with Robert Scoble and Jeremiah Owyang

  Hello- Thank you any newcomers to my blog via Empire Avenue- I’m @Caleb- a friendly thinker, writer, social media strategist, speaker and consultant. I'm all about Relational Leadership, and I want to meet you. Please don’t be a voyeur but connect on Twitter @calebstorkey, subscribe to the blog and leave some comments or topically come and get some of me at @caleb on Empire Avenue. I’ll be chatting to everyone extensively......OK with … [Read more...]

Think Long Term- Sprinting Is For Losers

Think Long Term- Sprinting Is For Losers Too much in business is all about the short-term gain. You hear that complaint made time and time again. When entrepreneurs take their companies public, float them on the markets, go through an IPO, the businesses are often then based on short-term share value as opposed to what is good long-term for the business. The same is true for any size of business. Too much emphasis on the short-term and a lack … [Read more...]