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Crocodile Salesmen

Posted on Mar 20, 2013

What is a crocodile salesman, you ask? Is it someone who sells reptiles? Not quite. Crocodile salesmen are those who resemble our reptilian friends. They have big mouths and little ears. I received a phone call today from such a person. He was representing a large northeast office supply company who shall rename nameless. I[ .... ]  Read more

Posted in Work and Life,    by George Roberts  |  1 Comment »


L’eggo my ego!

Posted on Mar 15, 2013

“How many roads must I turn to find me a place where the bridge hasn’t burned?”Brandi Carlile, “What Can I Say” Sometimes, relationships go south. Sometimes, people (and businesses) grow apart. It’s your choice how to handle the break-up. Before you get all high-and-mighty and start pounding your chest about how the other party is[ .... ]  Read more

Posted in Client Relationships, Customer Service, Work and Life,    by Tim Roberts  |  Comments Off


Book Review: The Pumpkin Plan

Posted on Feb 20, 2013

I am a card-carrying business book junkie. I read anywhere from 75-100 personal development and business-related titles per year. Seldom, however, do I read any of them twice. Aside from a lack of time to do so, the underlying reason I don’t re-read these books is a simple one. They are all the same. Ok,[ .... ]  Read more

Posted in Client Relationships, Work and Life,    by George Roberts  |  Comments Off


Recognize learning opportunities

Posted on Feb 12, 2013

I read A LOT of business-related books, blogs and tweets. I have a voracious appetite for knowledge. Sometimes, however, real life is the best teacher. Learning how to observe your peers and surrounding yourself with good, successful people provides excellent and often free lessons. One of my favorite topics is customer service. At our company[ .... ]  Read more

Posted in Work and Life,    by George Roberts  |  1 Comment »


Simple solutions

Posted on Jan 15, 2013

Sometimes I forget that all of the technology in the world can’t solve a problem for me like a sketchbook and a pencil.

Posted in Technology, Web Design, Work and Life,    by Tim Roberts  |  Comments Off


Does your logo say “I’m the same as everyone else”?

Posted on Jan 07, 2013

You need a logo for your business. Really. You need one. You want it to be professional, striking, and memorable. You probably shouldn’t do it yourself. That’s tip #1. You probably don’t need to pay some ad agency five figures to do it, either. That’s tip #2. It does require thought though, and someone that[ .... ]  Read more

Posted in Print Design, Web Design,    by Tim Roberts  |  Comments Off


Above the…what?!

Posted on Dec 13, 2012

As time marches on, I thankfully get asked less and less to make sure things are “above the fold” in a design I’m working on…but it still happens from time to time. To the uninitiated, this request is borne out of a desire to not have to scroll on a web site, and for everything[ .... ]  Read more

Posted in Technology, Web Design, Web Development,    by Tim Roberts  |  Comments Off


Forks in the road

Posted on Nov 13, 2012

“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”- Yogi Berra Life has its little curveballs that it likes to throw at you, doesn’t it? Energy spent wishing you had made different decisions in the past is energy wasted. How can you use your new reality to help build a better future?

Posted in Work and Life,    by Tim Roberts  |  Comments Off


It’s just my time

Posted on Oct 09, 2012

I recently had a meeting with a client where we discussed his new venture. When the discussion migrated to promotion of the new web site, he mentioned that one strategy was to appeal directly to his potential visitors via email/direct mail, and that he’d do it in the mornings and evenings during time he “otherwise[ .... ]  Read more

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Self-sabotage

Posted on Oct 05, 2012

Some people have a seemingly boundless capacity for self-sabotage. Instead of trying to rationalize irrational behavior, remember that some work just as hard at trying to fail as others do at trying to succeed. Don’t feel bad for the former when they get exactly what they’ve worked so hard for.  

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