Beyond Wikileaks: The Dark Side of Email

Here’s a scary thought: Try and picture a world without email.

Spooky, no?

Indeed, it’s hard to fathom our world functioning as we know it without the wonder that is email. It’s cheap, it’s fast, it’s convenient, it’s just… easy. Few words can be as harrowing and bone-chilling for a business as “email is down”.

But for all its immeasurable benefits, there is a dark side to email. One that can eat away at the very core of any business – even the most successful.

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Debate Debacles: How NOT To Talk To Your Clients (And Employees)

Amidst the helmeted hairdos, hyperbaric hyperbole and heated harangues, a presidential debate was apparently held this past week.

The Donald on the right. The Madame Secretary on the left. And a collective nation of weary voters crammed smack in the middle.

News flash: The presidential debate was anything but presidential.

Pointed questions went pointedly unanswered. Vague claims and misleading statistics and snide references were haphazardly thrown around. And copious sniffles abounded.

This was not America’s finest moment – at least from a business perspective.

I walked away from the very first presidential debate of 2016 with more uncertainty than ever. Frankly, I don’t know who I’ll be voting for when stepping into the polling booth on November 8th.

But, thanks to the lackluster performance of the dueling candidates, I do know what NOT to do the next time I step into the boardroom.

Here goes.

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Top 4 Reasons to Visit the Ptex Office

Here’s why you should be coming to visit the Ptex office.

It’s not just because of the award winning office environment (Great Places to Work 2016), the limited addition Brooklyn Bridge letterpress print hanging in the foyer (which took Cameron Moll over 300 hours to create), the open interiors designed by RMWong, Yossi’s fish tank with exotic species such as the clownfish and angelfish, or the occasional Cholent Fest on a nondescript Thursday.

While those are all solid reasons to stop by, it’s what’s going on right outside the touch-free, hand-censored glass doors that makes it worth the trip: the lunch options.

So many choices. Can we talk about that?

And all within just 350 feet south of the office (and we’re not even talking about what’s going on in the other directions :0).

Reason number 4: Gobos! Bagel’s | Pizza | Donuts

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Curing the Blank Plague

A blank page gives us the right to dream.”
– Gaston Bachelard

Yeah, but a nightmare is also a dream.”
– Shlomo Grossman

Some people enjoy the freedom of a blank page. There’s a clean slate. The delightful opportunity to go in any which way you so desire.

That feeling usually lasts for a few minutes, until it gradually morphs into genuine horror. And if you’re on deadline? Well, emotions reported have ranged from “strongly reconsidering life decisions” to “ life flashing before my eyes”. And panic. Lots and lots of panic.

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