Good Marketers Are Hard to Find

Praxis is hiring a marketing lead. (Check out the role and apply here.) It's so hard to find good marketing people with experience.  Entry-level marketing talent isn't hard to find.  There are a lot of hungry young people with the raw material to do some basic content, social media, SEO, etc. work.…


There's Only One Argument for College (and it's wrong)

My good friend and colleague TK Coleman is launching an 8 stop tour of bad arguments for college this week, taking on a different argument each week.  Follow it here. I'm glad it's TK and not me.  I don't have the patience to engage arguments for college anymore, because all of them but one fall…


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Less Voice, More Exit

It's cheaper and easier than ever to express your voice.  Information is so cheap to create, distribute, and consume that for the first time in history everyone can (theoretically) broadcast instantly to the whole world. Hot takes are common.  You don't need to write out and submit to an editor…


Products That Are Delightful to Use

It's common in the world of bits to talk about delightful products that just make you happy when you use them. It's a little less common in the old school world of atoms. I got to thinking about this today when I used a tie-wrap to fix a broken dishwasher rack. Tie-wraps and electrical tape are two…


Don't Be Passive Aggressive

Ask for what you want. Don't ask by implication. I had a recent experience that's pretty common.  Someone asked for something, I told them the conditions under which it could be delivered (which were, as most conditions, just my made-up best guesstimate of what made sense).  They replied, "Oh,…