Ryan Stephens Marketing

How Expensive Are Your Meetings?

Remember, says Jason Fried, there’s no such thing as a one-hour meeting. A 1-hour meeting with 8 people is an 8-hour meeting. That is 8 hours that something else could’ve been getting done. And what are those 8 people’s salaries? If those 8 people make $100,000 a year, that’s at least $50/hour. Eight people x $50/hour […]

90+ Insights from Cal Newport’s Deep Work

If this is your first time reading here, you should know that at the beginning of 2016 I set out to practice self-compassion, become a better leader and become more intentional about where and how I spent my time. Cal’s Newport’s book “Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World” has been instrumental […]

How Will You Measure Your Life?

World-renowned innovation expert, and Harvard Business School professor, Clayton M. Christensen uses the last of day of his class, “Building and Sustaining a Successful Enterprise,” to engage his students to discuss how the management theories they learn in class can be applied in their personal lives to be sure that: They will be successful and […]

2015 in Review

Every year since 2010 I look forward to the quiet time between Christmas and New Years where I can set aside a couple of hours to review the previous year and be thoughtful about how I want to approach the following year. 2010 was going to be “proactive,” but ended up being a lesson in […]