A Post Just for You

A Post Just for You

I was speaking with a fellow blogger the other day. He said a mutual friend recently told him that she could tell when his blog posts were “more for him than his audience.” In other words, she could tell when he was working something out personally through his...
Compartmentalize Less–Connect More

Compartmentalize Less–Connect More

Lately, I have been working on eliminating the compartmentalization in my life. It is something I think we all do, if only in small ways and most of the time, we aren’t even conscious of it. It starts out simple enough (and relatively healthy too). You might...
Can We Please Lay Off the Jargon a bit?

Can We Please Lay Off the Jargon a bit?

I was 32 years old, older than most, before I got my first corporate job. Until then I had either worked for myself in some capacity or for small, family-owned businesses. I have to admit, I was really intimidated by it in the beginning. I was working for a huge, name...
Shaping the Lens: Race, Gender, Equality

Shaping the Lens: Race, Gender, Equality

The other day, I was reading a Seth Godin blog post and caught myself doing something embarrassing while reading it. Let’s see how you do…Seth was describing how professionals can get work done without getting emotional. You can find the original post here-it is...
Price to Thrive–Never Discount Yourself

Price to Thrive–Never Discount Yourself

Whether you have an agency, a retail store, are a freelancer or own any sort of business, at some point you are going to come across people who may want to negotiate or ask for a discount on what you are selling. I am here to tell you, “Don’t do it!” Now, I know what...
Idea vs. Execution

Idea vs. Execution

I recently heard someone say that, “I have this idea for an app.”, has to be the most overused sentence in San Francisco right now. I think she may have been on to something. Since part of what we do at E5 is designing/building websites and mobile apps, we...

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