Brevity: The Art of Getting to the Point

Brevity: The Art of Getting to the Point

Brevity doesn’t mean that you’re simple minded or stupid. It’s just about getting to the point. Even so, I’ve been publicly and privately criticized through the years. Why do you write such blog posts? Anyone can write that! There’s no...
It Takes a Team to Make an Infographic

It Takes a Team to Make an Infographic

Can a Designer Make an Infographic Alone? There are plenty of people out there who think a designer can make an infographic alone.  It’s just a pretty picture, right?  Why can’t the designer just throw together some pictures and charts and be done with it?  As long as...
Why You Shouldn’t be an Entrepreneur

Why You Shouldn’t be an Entrepreneur

The Enduring Spirit of the Entrepreneur Most people shouldn’t try to be entrepreneurs. 90% of startups fail. What makes you think you’re so special? These days, everyone is in love with the idea of becoming an entrepreneur.  And while entrepreneurs come...
Getting Unstuck

Getting Unstuck

I’ve decided to do a series of short posts each week on everything from entrepreneurship to sales and business development to just plain good advice and lessons learned from nearly 10 years in the trenches (we turn 10 this August!) running my own startup. Toying...
Infographics Are Not Dead

Infographics Are Not Dead

Every once in a while, someone somewhere declares that infographics are dead.  The reasons they give often have a lot to do with things that make infographics bad, such as DIY infographics.  When done properly, infographics are a valuable storytelling tool....