Angie Hicks

Angie Hicks is more than the name behind the nation’s most trusted source of local consumer service reviews. She’s a real person with a lot to say on many subjects, from what it takes to run an ever-growing business to why people should be savvier consumers of health care.

Angie's Commentary

Workplace culture: Ready, aim, splat!

February 05, 2014     Business and Leadership
One of the things I love about Angie’s List is that we work hard but don’t take ourselves too seriously. Proof came just the other day, when employees took a 15-minute break for an old-fashioned snowball fight. They say that when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Well, at our Indianapolis-based company, we say that when life dumps... Read More

A global perspective on success

January 30, 2014     Assorted Topics
Last summer, at Arianna Huffington's invitation, I participated in the first-ever Third Metric conference, which Huffington organized with journalist Mika Brzezinski as a way to explore defining success beyond money and power. Recently, Huffington — editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group — asked a variety of leaders in their fields how... Read More

Are you a considerate consumer?

January 20, 2014     Assorted Topics
Angie’s List is all about consumers reviewing service providers. But in a recent Angie’s List Magazine column and in my weekly Living Smart newspaper feature for McClatchy-Tribune Information Services, I challenged consumers to look in the mirror and consider how well they communicate with contractors: Take the quiz: How do you... Read More

Pledge to get your house in order this year

January 02, 2014     Consumer Empowerment
Who couldn’t use some help making home maintenance more manageable? My team and I devised an approach we’re calling the Angie’s List Pledge. We provide a simple framework and some free resources and you end up feeling more secure about the state of your house. I’ve talked about the Pledge in several settings, including a recent commentary for... Read More

Leadership post among most engaging of 2013

January 02, 2014     Business and Leadership
In 2013, I had the honor of becoming one of LinkedIn’s stable of “Influencers,” business and thought leaders who periodically post commentary and advice for the social media site’s 260 million members. In December, I learned that one of my posts made LinkedIn’s list of top 10 most engaging Influencer posts of the year. What a thrill to join a... Read More

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