Ryan Stephens Marketing

44 Takeaways from Sit Like a Buddha

I spent a large part of 2015 thinking about why we’re all so busy. As a result, I’ve tried to be very intentional about how I spend my time — particularly at the office.  I’ve tried to avoid needless busy work, say “no” more often, avoid as many meetings as possible, and control my calendar […]

4 Timeless Business Lessons from Obvious Adams

“Obvious Adams: The Story of a Successful Businessman” was first published as a short story in the Saturday Evening Post in April, 1916. (Free PDF here). It’s been reprinted in book and Kindle format a couple of times, perhaps most notably by Forgotten Books in 2012. At only 70 pages I breezed through this little book and if you […]

Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products

Seventy-nine percent of smartphone owners check their phone within 15 minutes of waking up every morning. One-third of Americans say they would rather give up sex than lose their cell phones. Candy Crush, Facebook, Instagram, SnapChat, Pinterest and Spotify. How many people download and use these apps on their phone so much so that using […]