This is the Golden Age of Radio – How podcasts can change your commutes

The golden age of radio was not the 1920s (or whenever) when families would huddle around giant wooden transistors listening to fake stores about aliens. The golden age of radio is happening today in your pocket. Stop missing out on podcasts. If you're not listening to podcasts you are missing some of the most profound, … Continue reading This is the Golden Age of Radio – How podcasts can change your commutes

Get to Know Me, From My Company’s Portal Blog

This month my company featured me on our portal in a blog-style interview. I thought I'd share since I haven't posted much about work lately. Here you go: Get to Know John Demma We all share common goals, but rarely do we have an opportunity to share a cup of coffee and  break the ice. Yet, studies show … Continue reading Get to Know Me, From My Company’s Portal Blog

3 Quick DIY Life Hacks to Save You Money

People seemed to like my personal finance posts from the past few months about things like getting rid of cable and saving money on food, so I figured I'd share some other small changes we've made over the past year to keep more of the money we've earned. If you're keeping score you'll notice these … Continue reading 3 Quick DIY Life Hacks to Save You Money

Expense Savings Go Right to the Bottom Line

You may have heard someone say that expense savings go right to the "bottom line". What does that mean? What is the bottom line anyway? For a business, the last line on the income statement is net income. Income statements are one of the core financial reports for a business (along with balance sheets and … Continue reading Expense Savings Go Right to the Bottom Line

The Great Man Myth: Or how the Simpsons and Tolstoy will calm your nerves when meeting Rick Flair

I don't have any interest in meeting celebrities. I met Rick Flair once. He came to my bar after a night of performing at the XL Center - still had his boots and shorts on. I poured him a glass of wine and listened to him whine just like every other lonely/pathetic business traveler that … Continue reading The Great Man Myth: Or how the Simpsons and Tolstoy will calm your nerves when meeting Rick Flair

Management Skills: Create Symbiosis

That's a picture of a cute little clownfish, we'll call him Remo, swimming among sea anemone. Most fish would not be feeling too good right now, because those cool looking tentacles of the anemone are laced with stinging poison. Good thing Remo's ancestors evolved a thin layer of mucus that protects him from the poison. … Continue reading Management Skills: Create Symbiosis

Modern Machiavelli: How to be a 21st century prince without selling your soul

Is it better to be feared or loved? Do the ends justify the means? Is all fair in business and politics? Machiavelli says, "Yes." You may have heard of the book The Prince, Niccolò Machiavelli's infamous sixteenth-century manifesto on politics, power, and ruling a kingdom. If you're like me, you may have wondered what The … Continue reading Modern Machiavelli: How to be a 21st century prince without selling your soul