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Blog 2017-12-03T20:19:33+00:00

Bold People Need Encouragement Too

By | October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Design|

Today's singular American Tale goes something like this: be bold, step out and be you, and your reward is glory and success.  It may be the last awesome, inspiring story that our culture knows how to tell.  Tragically, this story is rarely true, and it even neglects what it means to be human. 

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Be Brave: Ask the Hard Questions

By | October 15th, 2018|Categories: Worky Worky|

I am afraid that in most meetings, even in high-level meetings, people spend too much time posturing themselves to look cool. It’s different than “looking cool” that we all practiced in high school, but the motivation is the same. We want people to like us and think we matter.

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Ecosystems and Business Strategy

By | August 28th, 2018|Categories: Strategy|

We are all familiar with ecosystems. We learned about them when we were young, and most of us remain curious about ecosystems wherever we go. It’s a fascinating way to observe the world around you. It turns out that an ecosystem is a powerful way to see your company, and your long-term competitive strategy.

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Rule Number 1: No Mind Reading

By | August 22nd, 2018|Categories: Workplace Culture, Worky Worky|

We all know that “mind reading” doesn’t work. Life is hard enough as it is, so it’s silly to take on the additional burden of having to decipher one another’s emotions and actions to pick up clues on an unspoken tension.

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The Problem of Blame

By | August 6th, 2018|Categories: Workplace Culture, Worky Worky|

It’s easy to blame others for your problems. This is true in your personal life, and in your professional life too. However convenient it is to blame others for you problems in the short term, there are long-term effects that are toxic.

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SEO in Plain Language: When I hire a company to build my website, will they optimize our website for search engines?

By | March 4th, 2017|Categories: SEO - Search Engine Optimization|

Know that there was a time where SEO seemed like some sort of digital voodoo. Do not accept this! You should know what you are paying for and how it SEO works.

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Job Opening: Entry-Level Web Designer at smithHOUSE

By | December 8th, 2016|Categories: Worky Worky|

smithHOUSE is a young Phoenix-based creative agency that focuses on branding, web, and mobile. We enjoy the sweet spot that is in the intersection of design, technology, and business. We have an opening for an entry level Web Designer beginning January 1, 2017. This is a salaried position with benefits.

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