What to Do When an Internet Celebrity Retweets You

Internet celebrity is a curious thing. I often sit back and watch how guys like Chris Brogan and Gary Vaynerchuk deal with their "public." They have a lot of demands and expectations put on them - sometimes, people are downright rude, too. They call out the A Lister because they haven't replied to a tweet or retweeted something. They whine and complain and take their toys and go home. I find it frustrating to watch this childish behaviour, and it makes me glad I'm not an A Lister. (I hear the D List is making a comeback, anyway...) ...more
I love your suggestion to focus on the "other" people that may connect with you as the result of ... more

Dear Marissa Mayer: It's Earth Day, Shouldn't We Work at Home?

We've all heard the arguments for telecommuting because it's better for work-life balance, but on this Earth Day, Liz at Hello Ladies wants to remind executives (ahem, Marissa Mayer!) that working from home is also better for the environment:...more
Commuting and office waste have a big effect on the environment, so working from home can ... more

Without a Doubt: a Conversation with My Younger Self

This July I will turn 40. I’m not afraid of it, I’m kind of fascinated by who I’ve become. As the girls are getting bigger and as each birthday puts more distance between my 20-something self and who I am now, I consider what almost was. What if I had stayed so completely insecure? ...more
@Amanda_Magee I have featured this article in my online paper, Access Profiles - Week in Review. ... more

Are You Addicted to the Internet? Take a Test and Find Out

Time magazine reported recently on a study that found Internet addiction can cause people to suffer withdrawal symptoms similar to the reaction of those addicted to substances such as alcohol or drugs.  Internet addiction is defined as a "heavy user" who allows their Internet usage to affect their social or work life. ...more
I have the additional problem of having to do all my work and run my business through the ... more

I Don't Work for Yahoo! Why Do I Care About Marissa Mayer's Policy?

I always know news has hit the mainstream when my mother asks me about it. Yesterday, she called me to ask how I felt about Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer's decision to ban telecommuting by June 2013, even for those who were hired in a city that doesn't have a Yahoo! office. The truth? I feel super invested in this policy -- something that doesn't affect my life at all -- and it's taken me a few days to figure out why....more
I have to agree with your premise that if a ban needs to be implemented then Mayer is setting a ... more

Without a Doubt: a Conversation with My Younger Self

This July I will turn 40. I’m not afraid of it, I’m kind of fascinated by who I’ve become. As the girls are getting bigger and as each birthday puts more distance between my 20-something self and who I am now, I consider what almost was. What if I had stayed so completely insecure? ...more
Great article.  It is the age old "if I knew then what I know now"!  I think most of us would ... more