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Meh boss? Maybe it’s you.
You may actually have a lousy boss and work in a toxic environment. If so, then you should run, not walk, to the nearest job exit. But if your Boss is basically okay, yet your job seems to be going nowhere and you don't seem to get the opportunities you Read More >
Five things no one will tell you about web site security
Security sells, so there's no shortage of security advice, products, and scares out there. I've noticed that most articles on the topic of web site security seem to leave out a few important points as they clamor for clicks. Having the right team on your side is more important than Read More >
Does your marketing department deserve more respect?
Your in-house marketing department is likely made up of capable, well-qualified and talented people, yet it may feel that you never get any respect from management or the rest of the company. You seem to get stuck doing all the small, tedious jobs while outsiders are brought in for the Read More >
Five uncommon reasons to rebuild your web site
It's sad to say, but nothing lasts forever -- especially not web sites. Even if nothing is particularly wrong or broken, changes in technology and usage make it worthwhile to revisit your online "front door" every few years. In our experience, web sites need to be refreshed every three to Read More >
Does Marketing drive or go along for the ride?
There are two types of marketing departments: those that drive and those that are passengers. Those that drive understand that Marketing revs the growth engine. Those that simply ride along only go where the driver takes them. Unfortunately, most marketing departments seem to fit in the second category. How about Read More >
Invisible excellence
Last week, I spent a few days motorcycling with some good friends in the beautiful hills of southern Missouri. The Ozarks contain some of the finest riding on the planet -- this area is absolutely stuffed with thousands of deliciously sinuous roads. If you're not a rider, this next bit Read More >
Five signs I might actually be growing up
Does anyone really think of themselves as a grownup? I’m in my fifties and I still see myself as a kid. I still make dumb mistakes, I still say stupid stuff, and I still wish I had more social finesse. I sometimes wonder out loud what I’m going Read More >
The big scary link warning: what’s the real story?
On most credit union web sites, you get a Big Scary Link Warning (BSLW) when you click a link that goes to another web site: By accessing this link you will be leaving Timid FCU's website and entering a website hosted by another party. Timid FCU cannot be held responsible Read More >
Too many home banking sites, too little time
Between the business, our personal accounts, my mother's finances and an LLC for another organization, I work with accounts at 2 credit unions, 3 large banks, and one regional bank. Which also means I have the pleasure (or misfortune?) of bouncing between SIX different Online Banking websites. Remember, I'm a graphic designer, Read More >
If everyone hates stock photos, why do we see so many of them?
I see three reasons why "shiny, happy people" stock photos are so prevalent: 1. Because they solve a problem quickly. You need a visual image that helps to communicate an idea, there seem to be mass quantities of them available, and if you ignore the time it takes to find the " Read More >