Are you an ‘average’ taxpayer?

  • July 15, 2010

The IRS recently provided data about itemized tax deductions claimed on 2008 returns in the Winter 2010 Statistics of Income (SOI) Bulletin. The SOI Bulletin may be...

Outlook on projects

  • June 07, 2010

Large or small, projects need to be managed. Or, quickly, we will find them managing us. Many of us can’t afford or choose not to use robust project management...

Demystifying VLookUp in Excel

  • May 17, 2010

Vertical look-ups or the VLookUp function in Excel has eluded many formula writers. See how a VLookUp works exactly the same way your brain does when you have to look...

10 quick tips for BlackBerry users

  • April 26, 2010

Are you maximizing all that your BlackBerry offers to simplify your life? Here are 10 shortcuts: 1. Create the @ symbol and the dot when typing e-mail addresses by...

PowerPoint makeover: Import Mishaps

  • April 22, 2010

Last week you learned about the best way to compose a PowerPoint presentation. I promised that we would troubleshoot a few of the common mishaps with that method. The...

4 PowerPoint rules you should follow

  • February 01, 2010

To help an audience tune in to your PowerPoint presentation instead of zoning out, stick to these four cardinal rules from communications coach Carmine Gallo when...

Starbucks and Internet Piracy

  • January 28, 2010

A woman on a talk radio show admitted to stealing sugar packets from her local Starbucks. But she expressed no shame. Indeed, she felt the theft was justified by the...

Are Your Clients Ignorant and Arrogant?

  • December 22, 2009

My late friend, the accomplished Michigan ad man James Alexander, once told me: “I can work with a client who is ignorant. I can work with a client who is...