Sean Johnson

Build an Intentional Life.

Entitlement and the rule of economic well-being

When life hands you lemons, remember that life didn’t owe you anything else. And then make the best damn lemonade you can.

5 lessons on pitching to venture capitalists

What I’ve learned in the last six months interacting with VCs.

The one-step servant leadership test

Many people talk a good game about servant leadership, but far fewer actually embody it. The one question to ask to find out.

Leaders, Followers, and Admirers

People often lament that there aren’t enough leaders in the world. But I wonder if the problem is really that there aren’t enough followers.

Recession-proof yourself, part two: care more

“If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work.” ~ Tom Watson

Eight Life Hacks

Simple things I do to “cheat the system”

Recession-proof yourself, Part 1: Work Harder

Part one in a series of posts on transforming your career to survive and thrive in good times and bad.

Maximize revenue in one easy step

Not all customers are created equal – two things to consider when identifying your target market.

Why it pays to leave money on the table

The strange paradox of positioning is that the more business you say no to, the better off you do.

5 things your dad can teach you about business

The new rules of business may be real, but they haven’t replaced the old rules entirely. Here are 5 easy ways to take your career to the next level by learning from your elders.

10 things I do to manage my time more effectively

Lots of books, blogs and seminars have been created to address the concepts of time management, and for the past year I’ve read a ton of them. I’ve been soaking up information on how others bring order to their lives, creating more time and taking better advantage of the time they have.

Why you should destroy your HR department

Why most HR departments, intentionally or not, take a philosophical approach that could become a major liability in a global, idea-based economy.

1040 Marbles

A jar of marbles can change a man’s life.

On the road to becoming a better manager

2008 is going to see yours truly try to become less of a managerial incompetent. Here’s what I’m doing so far towards that end.

How to make any resume better

Six suggestions for dramatically improving most over-scrutinized piece of personal marketing

The 6 Week Blog Marketing Plan

How to create a blog, get inspired and get traffic in a little over a month.

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