Business

How to get ahead in your job, master copywriting, marketing and advertising, hack your career to get ahead, understand nuances of startups, new businesses and companies, and generally things I wish people told me before I started my career.

Business

Herding Wild Cats: How to Manage Self-Starters

How to manage self-starters (entrepreneurs) who always want autonomy, freedom and change. (Or: why you don't want to hire entrepreneurs at all.)
Dana Hooshmand
Dana Hooshmand
11 min read
Business

Hiring Operations Management Talent in Marketplace Companies

Hiring for engineering for marketplaces is hard enough. Then there's operations, where the rubber meets the road. Here is my guide to how to get it done.
Dana Hooshmand
Dana Hooshmand
12 min read
Business

The One-Sentence Guide to Problem Solving

Don't solve problems. Listen, and help people. Then let them become your fans, and when word spreads, you'll get to help more people, too.
Dana Hooshmand
Dana Hooshmand
1 min read
Business

Do You Make These Seven Small Business SEO Mistakes?

Small business search engine optimisation (SEO) mistakes that I see everywhere - hairdressers, gyms, motorcycle shops, mechanics and eyelash extension specialists. Do you make these mistakes?
Dana Hooshmand
Dana Hooshmand
8 min read
Life, Business

Twelve Life Lessons from "Can't Hurt Me" by David Goggins

Everything I learned from reading and listening to "Can't Hurt Me" by David Goggins several times, including exclusive content from the audiobook.
Dana Hooshmand
Dana Hooshmand
23 min read
Business, Satire

How to Crush your Meeting

Meetings are where you really assert yourself and show your value to the company by saying things in a room to other people at a prescribed time. We are tracking towards our secret top-level company goal of 200 million meetings this year, so it’s important to crush them all.
Dana Hooshmand
Dana Hooshmand
9 min read
Business

The Stock Market Always Rebounds

The stock market will always crash; and it'll rise again. Don't try timing, just buy and hold and you'll be fine.
Dana Hooshmand
Dana Hooshmand
1 min read
Business

Why You're Not Using Email Lists Right at Work

Learn how to grow your email list at work and build soft power across an organisation. The secret? Be helpful, informative and interesting, and let the word spread naturally.
Dana Hooshmand
Dana Hooshmand
7 min read
Business

Movie Poster Meeting Invites (and other ways to get people to enjoy meetings)

Don't just be informative. Be interesting and entertaining and people will want to show up to your meetings and pay attention the whole time. You only have to try a little to be way ahead of the curve.
Dana Hooshmand
Dana Hooshmand
6 min read
Business, Life
Featured

How I Turned Down My Dream Silicon Valley Job for a Life of "Discomfort"

This is the story of how I said no to a million dollars, and why it was one of the easiest big decisions I've ever made in my life.
Dana Hooshmand
Dana Hooshmand
9 min read
Business, Tech

Ranking Higher on SERP Without the Effort by Hacking Search Intent

How to rank by sending signals to Google that "this is the page people are looking for".
Dana Hooshmand
Dana Hooshmand
7 min read
Business

No BS Direct Marketing by Dan Kennedy: Summary and Notes

A complete summary of Dan Kennedy's book No BS Direct Marketing.
Dana Hooshmand
Dana Hooshmand
13 min read