Bowling for Business: How to Succeed in Business by Really Trying

By networking, I mean more than attending mixers or posting status updates on Facebook. Real networking involves investing yourself in the lives of those around you. Only this kind of venture will produce dividends in business as well as life. But don’t take it from me. Some of the best business minds in the world agree.

Bowling for Business: Can’t Get No Satisfaction

This column first appeared on RIMOFTHEWORLD.net on March 29, 2010 and in the Biz Press on April 17, 2010. Several years ago, we stayed at an international hotel chain in Northern California. When we arrived, we were surprised that there were no pillows in our room. When we called the front desk to ask for…

Bowling for Business: Stop the Hype

This column first appeared on RIMOFTHEWORLD.net on March 15, 2010 Under-promise and Over-deliver Before the advent of the Internet, cable television or PlayStation, as a five-year-old, I was over the moon with excitement about my kindergarten class’s upcoming field trip to Albertson’s. In the weeks leading up to the outing, Mrs. Dale would remind us…

Bowling for Business: The Trouble with Trifle

This column first appeared on RimoftheWorld.net on December 28, 2009. By Kathy Bowling Several years ago, my daughter, Lauren, and I followed the Food Network Paula Deen’s recipe for Gingerbread Pumpkin Trifle for a holiday get-together. Not only was the delicacy beautiful, but it was well-received by our Christmas guests. So, this year, foolishly, I…

Bowling for Business: The Business of Being Thankful

This column appeared on RimoftheWorld.net on November 22, 2009. Several years ago, my mother-in-law decided to make life easier on herself by preparing the turkey on Christmas Eve. That way, she would be able to slice and store it in broth so she could just re-heat it and relax on Christmas Day. But while she…

Bowling for Business: Lurk Alive

by Kathy Bowling This column first appeared on RimoftheWorld.net on October 12, 2009. Our house is such a cluttered mess, walking from the living room to the kitchen is like navigating landmines on the Mekong Delta. Between the dog toys, shoes, old homework papers and abandoned board games strewn across the floor, I’m lucky if…

Social Media for Starters

So I keep having the same conversation with various clients. Everyone wants to know how to use social media to promote business. Basically, the best way to do this is to be who you are when you are meeting with people one-on-one, only do so on a larger scale.

Life in 3-D

When I got back to my office, I logged onto Twitter. And I stumbled across several tweets that actually interested me. Mind you, in the weeks and months since I started tweeting, I have been doing so almost like a blind squirrel crawling across a pile of acorns. My intentions were good. But I had no real idea of what I was doing.