Improving Email Productivity

Over on A VC today Fred Wilson shared that he was basically starting over on email in 2014. Archiving everything. Starting from scratch. Given his position and popularity I am sure that Fred gets quite a bit of email, much more then me. But I was feeling a bit overwhelmed myself back in November as Black […]

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January 7, 2014  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Management, Personal

Every End Is A New Beginning

It is amazing what nCrowd has accomplished since May of 2011 when I joined the company. At that time we were active in two cities and using an off the shelf e-commerce platform. Today we are a leader in the local commerce market with sales from Boston to Honolulu, have built a proprietary platform (along with […]

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January 1, 2014  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in nCrowd, Personal

The Communications Courtesy Stack

Recently Jeff Hilimire wrote an article on mobile manners. The money sentence was this: And if you’re having a conversation with someone you really shouldn’t be checking your phone or device constantly. Yep. When I first started managing people back in the day I reached a point where I could not deal with all the […]

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September 5, 2013  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Personal

Controlling My Schedule

So I did something really bad today. I cancelled a meeting with a prominent entrepreneur/investor at the last minute.  For the second time. Without going deep into the details my issue was legit. I had an urgent employee oriented operational task that I needed to complete. It was an non-optional business demand. And I had […]

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August 22, 2013  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Networking, Personal

Intern Meeting

Amidst a growing rash of lawsuits across the country that might just dork up the whole concept of internships I made my way up to KinetixHR to talk with their class of student workers over lunch. My friends there said all I had to do was talk about myself, my career choices, and what I had learned along […]

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July 16, 2013  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Personal, Presentations

Working Remotely

Based on my position on the matter in the past readers of FoG will be quite surprised that I have joined the growing number of Americans working from home for the moment. It's interesting situation. I was given a project that required my undivided attention. None of the team that I am working with is […]

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June 12, 2013  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Management, Personal

Two Years

Willie King over at WorthPoint reached out to me earlier this month via LinkedIn, "Congrats Lance on 2 years" he said. How time flies. He is talking about my time at Half Off Depot/nCrowd. It has been quite busy. So busy that I have not really had a chance to practice my preach of updating […]

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May 30, 2013  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Half Off Depot, nCrowd, Personal

Gaps At Grady

Last Thursday night Atlanta Public Schools had a meeting at Grady High School to discuss the shooting incident that took place on its campus Wedensday morning. I attended the meeting. My opinion is Atlanta Public Schools is not acting urgently enough, is not being vigilant enough, and is not communicating with the community enough on how it […]

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March 4, 2013  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Current Affairs, Personal