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
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 rate?
By Angie... Read More
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 the... Read More
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
It’s been about a year since LinkedIn invited me to be one of their “Influencers.” That means I get to post commentary on their site, including pieces on monthly topics that LinkedIn editors select. November’s was “The Book That Changed Me.” As you might expect, most Influencers wrote about rather weighty or famous tomes. My choice was a bit... Read More
A small delegation of Angie’s List staff recently visited Philadelphia to accept the Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care award for Corporate Leadership. Award presenter and Philadelphia mayor Ed Rendell (in photo with Angie's List day care director Kim Shultz) said our company “puts its money where its mouth is” with childcare and parenting programs... Read More
I was really happy to see Angie’s List included as one of the 46 healthiest companies in North America. It was such a surprise and extra fun because we didn’t even know this honor was headed our way.
We got word from Greatist.com that we’d been chosen a few weeks ago and did supply them with some facts and photos. The picture they used was of our... Read More
How did I spend the first part of National Boss Day today? In New York, on the set of NBC’s “Today” show, taking questions from Al Roker, Willie Geist and viewers on how to deal with supervisors who would get F ratings if they were on Angie’s List.
We believe in frugality at Angie’s List, but I must admit one viewer’s boss takes it way too far.... Read More