Why Work Doesn’t Drop in Your Lap

Have you ever had someone you don’t know contact you about a project? People think this is good fortune—but it’s not. Work doesn’t just drop into your lap. Good fortune comes from doing all the little things right. Successful business development is far more...

Reaching Offline

  It’s clear that more and more people are going online, and that companies and the consultants that advise them are using social media tools to recruit, network, market, sell, build brand reputation, and more. But not everyone is online.  That...

Oya’s Bad ‘Tude

  Even without the economic downturn, most restaurants would be delighted to have a crowd for happy hour. Especially in the last week of August, when much of official Washington is either in Denver, bound for Minneapolis, or just taking advantage of the downtime...