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: Invasion of The Pod People

This column first appeared on RIMOFTHEWORLD.net on February 21, 2010 I’ve always been rather horrified at the sound of my own voice on tape. It’s not even close to what I hear when I’m talking. I wish it was raspy and sultry, or even just hoarse like actresses Lauren Bacall, Kathleen Turner or Sophia Bush….

Bowling for Business: SEO—The Bot Stops Here

This column first appeared on RIMOFTHEWORLD.net on February 15, 2010 When our daughters were young, we made sure our home was childproof. We plugged the outlets with plastic covers, latched cabinets and bundled electrical cords. We placed a menacing plastic gate at the top of the stairs which pinched our fingers when we opened it…

Bowling for Business: Don’t Ignore the Voices in Your Head

This column first appeared on RIMOFTHEWORLD.net on January 25, 2010. Social Media—You Know You Need To I made a critical error in judgment last week. Despite reports from the National Weather Service that a nasty storm was on its way, I threw caution to the wind and headed down from Running Springs to Riverside for…

Bowling for Business: The Write Stuff for Website Copy

This column first appeared on RIMOFTHEWORLD.net on January 18, 2010. No doubt you’re familiar with the game of telephone, where you whisper something to the first person in a line and then wait to hear how the message gets scrambled on the other end? According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the current record-holding…

Bowling for Business: Clear the Clutter

This column appeared on RIMOFTHEWORLD.net on January 10, 2010 and in the Business Press on January 20, 2010. Cleaning House with Pay Per Click On the heels of the holiday season, our house looks a bit like a war-torn country. Half-eaten plates of cookies, broken candy canes and stale cinnamon rolls crowd the kitchen counter….

Bowling for Business: Trimming the Fat

This column first appeared on RIMOFTHEWORLD.net on January 2, 2010 and in the Business Press on January 13, 2010. Make Sure You Have the Right Advertising Strategy for 2010 Like most other Americans, on the heels of holiday indulgence, I spend January exploring diet trends. When I find one that sounds promising, I head to…