Entries by Moxie_Admin

You are Always on Stage

Have you noticed lately that it is becoming less and less commonplace to hear about some dumb thing a certain celebrity or politician had said or done on the recent past, only is just now being discovered and/or reported?  Well, I have.  And you know why that is?  It isn’t that people are behaving better […]

Don’t Fear Failure

There’s a lot of conversation these days about failure – to the point saturation. Online publications such as Inc. Magazine and Entrepreneur have published dozens if not hundreds of articles on the topic of failure, ranging from general info to anecdotal pieces by wildly successful individuals such as Mark Cuban and Gary Vaynerchuk. Here in […]

Product Review: EGO Electric Lawn Mower

Executive Summary Pros Convenience Power Reliability Five-Year Manufacturer’s Warranty Reduced noise Performance Environmentally conscious Easy to start and use Batteries are interchangeable among all EGO products Cons Price Not ideal for larger yards Not intended for commercial applications Introduction I’ve been in the market for a new lawn mower for the past three years, ever […]

So You’re Just Starting Out

“If you can move it an inch, you can move it a mile.” Yes, this is true.  Even if you only move it one inch at a time.  Those you see that are seemingly miles ahead of you?  They started out where you are right now – and you know what?  You may even be further […]

So You Want a Job

It’s hard to believe that it’s been four years since I wrote this series of pieces titled ‘How to get a job in the 21st Century’, part 1 and part 2.  In re-reading my remarks from 2010 most of it is still very relevant, although I think it’s reasonable to surmise that the job market and the economy […]

Why I Turned Down a Six-Figure Job Offer

Toward the end of last summer I received a private message on LinkedIn from a contact named ‘Ted’* I had made here in Grand Rapids several years ago.  Ted was a guest speaker at a seminar I attended.  He and I were never close – and it’s safe to say I don’t know him well. […]

When a Company Goes Above and Beyond…

I want to share a positive customer service experience I had this week. I bought a guitar on Ebay two days ago and immediately paid for it. The auction included ‘free shipping’. Upon realizing that the estimated delivery date was unfavorable, I called the company to try to arrange for expedited shipping with the intention […]