How to Think Like a CEO

In a word: read. I once had an argument with someone who didn’t want to read business books because ‘they all contradict each other, proving they don’t know what they’re talking about.’ I think that’s the wrong perspective; there isn’t one right answer you’re going to find in the one right book. Every business does …

Advice for Your Career in Publishing

  I’ve been contributing to other sites lately. Here are some excerpts and links. Business.com 5 Things to Say to Advance Your Career Right Now Your career is about relationships: with your boss, your coworkers, and with the people you serve in your work. And relationships are driven by words, the most important of which …

What we value at Logos

A recent email to the company… There is nothing at Logos more important than our corporate values: Honesty. Openness. Awesomeness. Growth. Initiative. Elegance. Shipping. These values reflect what we want to be as an organization. They help us decide what to do today and next year. They answer both ‘how?’ and ‘why?’ I love being …

Business is triage

Any idiot can run any project well. Hire experienced professionals. Staff every project completely. Get the best tools. Use the highest quality materials. Have independent consultants and auditors verify everything. Take the time to do things right, and never settle for second-best. If leadership is the art of delegation, then everyone can lead a product …

The four-word employee handbook

Everything I want from myself and others at work (and in life!) can be summed up in four words: Honor God. Love others. When we started Logos Bible Software twenty years ago, I used a software program to generate a boilerplate “attorney approved” employee handbook. When employees asked “What’s our policy on…?” I might refer …

Lonely at the end? Yes, so keep a few of the pirates…

Derek Johnson is a young entrepreneur here in Bellingham who’s been setting the world on fire with Tatango and his “cover the earth” social media strategy. I think he’s going places. Today he posted about how there’s now not one other person at Tatango who was there at the start. It’s true, the people who …