Don Jones

Tech | Career | Musings

This is an excerpt from my new book, Be the Master. In the Part of the book this excerpt is taken from, I cover some of the often-unseen fundamentals of the business world. The idea is that being successful in life and your career is much harder if you don’t really understand the rules that drive so much …

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This is an excerpt from my new book, Be the Master, available now at Leanpub. There’s a perception that you’re not “good enough” to teach until you know everything. Indeed, as I’ll point out later, adult education often starts with the premise that instructors must establish their superior knowledge in order to maintain authority over the class. …

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In December 2016, I made a resolution to blog more. Blogging – well, writing in general – is a great outlet for me. My thoughts become more organized when I put fingers to keyboard, and it feels great to get some of my experiences down in a way that can help someone else maybe change …

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I got a charming letter from Ashleigh, a “Business Development Representative” at Dotmailer, today: I hope you’re well. My name is Ashleigh and I’m reaching out to users of MailChimp like you to let them know about dotmailer, because it’s very likely you could spend the same amount with dotmailer as you do with MailChimp and have …

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Issue has become one of those annoying “soft” words that’s intended to take the sting – and all legitimate meaning – out of a conversation. It sounds mean to say, “we have a problem,” and so instead we say, “we have an issue.” But the word has a meaning already, and by misusing it, you’re neutering …

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