## ODonnellWeb – Tag Business

It won't be a five minute interruption

Posted on 02/27/2019 in misc • Tagged with Business

Professor Gloria Mark ran a study to determine the impact of the constant stream of interruptions that we call work in 2019. On any given day I've got emails, phone calls, text messages, Slack messages, Zoom calls, Google Drive notifications, and Jira or Confluence notifications that can demand my attention …


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Nobody Cares About Your Content

Posted on 02/21/2019 in misc • Tagged with Business, Internet

I don't produce content. Nobody cares about content.

  • I write stories.

  • I share photos.

  • I rant

  • I make a point

  • I try to be funny

  • And yeah, occasionally I even troll.

So please don't invite me to consume, share, or otherwise interact with your content. I don't care about content …


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Personal Branding is BS

Posted on 02/18/2019 in misc • Tagged with Business

Brands are imaginary constructs. Proctor and Gamble has 32 laundry detergents that have mostly the same chemicals in them. Branding is how they convince you to pay more for Tide. Branding is why you pay $3 for a coffee at Starbucks when the $1 coffee at Wawa is actually better …


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Welcome to Walgreens

Posted on 02/07/2019 in misc • Tagged with Business

Am I the only person that gets annoyed by the employees at Walgreens (and I think CVS does it too) shouting "Welcome to Walgreens" at you as you enter the store? I'm not a monster, so if somebody greets me I feel obligated to acknowledge them. And that means I …


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3 Aspects of Trust

Posted on 01/23/2019 in misc • Tagged with Business, Sales

Trust. What does that word really mean? We use it all the time, both in a business sense and in a personal sense.

You trust that your boss has your back. You trust that your spouse would never intentionally hurt you.

Professor Glen Urban from MIT breaks trust out into …


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Charlottesville You Suck At Brunch

Posted on 07/22/2018 in misc • Tagged with Travel, Business

Devil's Backbone

We had an overnight to the beach planned for this weekend, but Mother Nature had other ideas so at the last minute I canceled on the beach and booked a room at Wintergreen resort in the Virginia mountains. Wintergreen is primarily a ski resort, however we had fun tubing down …


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