Holiday Commercial Creep

I wondered if it was just me…or if holiday TV commercials were appearing even earlier this year.  It was literally the day after Halloween when I noticed what was clearly a holiday commercial – of the Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa ilk…not…

The One Thing Millennials Haven’t Ruined (Yet)

There’s a near-constant onslaught of headlines outlining the vast number of things Millennials have killed. From golf to relationships, they’ve been accused of taking them all out, one by one. Of course, there are some very good reasons…

Avoiding Pop Star Burn-Out

Musical pop stars impress me as working professionals. They are forced to live under pressures of stardom 24/7, and, if there’s one thing I can imagine it is that the spotlight burns hot. Just the tour schedule alone for a given pop…

Embracing or Fearing Glassdoor

About three years ago, I received a call from a prospective client, worried that his firm’s Glassdoor ranking was appearing at #2 in organic searches for his firm. The overall score was not flattering and there were a number of negative comments…

The Distraction of the Cell Phone

As time goes on, technology continues to evolve. We used to use our cell phones primary for phone calls. At least I did. Then, it expanded to include texting, emailing and taking pictures. Now we use them for almost everything. From posting…
close up of google sign on one of the google buildings. exterior view of a google headquarters building in silicon valley.

Maybe tech won’t save us after all

Of late, tech giants have been getting an unaccustomed amount of media scrutiny. In a timely coincidence, Franklin Foer, former editor of The Atlantic has written a book entitled, “World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech.”…

Kids Helping Kids - Help Bring Clean Water to a School

If you follow the Ideba blog or our social media accounts, you’ve probably noticed that we just completed two major events that are part of our annual commitment to education and giving back to the community. If you are not familiar with what…

Big Pharma, Give the Ads a Rest!

If you routinely spend time watching commercial TV networks, it’s obvious that the barrage of big pharma ad battles is getting increasingly annoying. Apparently, we are flummoxed by which medication is best for our "moderate to severe plaque…

iPhone X and Face ID

Apple recently announced the upcoming release of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus as well as the iPhone X. I did not watch Apple’s event, but I have picked up on some of the highlights over the past few days. Mainly, the iPhone X’s Face ID feature. Unlocking…
mature businessman and young work colleague discussing business while sitting together at a table in an office boardroom

A Different Approach to Performance Evaluations

Business professionals understand the purpose and value of performance evaluations. Most large businesses offer employees an evaluation once per year. Executives often claim the benefits of conducting evaluations revolve around career development…