You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.
Questions and answers about my live events and seminars.
What topics do you speak about?
What are your speaking requirements?
Are your talks boilerplate?
Questions and answers about my books, blog posts, and articles.
Can I reprint or cite your articles and blog posts?
- You must attribute my work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).
- You may not use my work for commercial purposes without express written permission from me.
- You may not alter, transform, or build upon my work without express written permission from me.
You can read more about Creative Commons here.
Will you write for my site for free?
Of which of your books are you most proud?
How much do you charge?
How do you arrive at these numbers?
- The value of my content
- The time that it takes me to generate articles, white papers, and blog posts
- The prices that those in my cohort charge
Do you control the prices of your books?
Consulting and Services
Questions and answers about my advisory practice.
What are your payment terms?
What kinds of consulting arrangements do you offer?
- Traditional or full-time, on-site consulting
- Milestone consulting (although I admittedly have my reservations about the effectiveness of this type of arrangement)
- Remote consulting
Do you sign NDAs with your clients?
Will you work as a subcontractor?
Questions and answers about everything else.
Where do you live?
Got a current resume?
For a very long time, I didn’t maintain one. If I did, I figured that it would look like the ones referenced here. In short, I believe that my body of work on this site and many others trumps a three-page, text-laden document that proves that I can conform to rules. I have worked extremely hard over my career at creating what I believe is interesting and valuable content, the vast majority of which you’ll find on this site.
I still believe these things. However, recently pursued—and landed—a a full-time professor position, I buckled and put one together.
I like your website. Can you build mine?
First, thank you for the compliment. For a while, I built websites for a select group of clients. I ultimately decided, though, that the squeeze just wasn’t worth the juice.
Who built your website?
What kind of traffic does your site get every day?
The short answer is “it depends.” Here are some stats though:
- Google Page rank: 5/10. More information can be found here. Note that the Alexa backlink number is very inaccurate.
- Unique visitors per day: Anywhere from 150 to 200 on average weekdays
- Page views day: Anywhere from 250 to 400 on average weekdays
Also note that all of my traffic is genuine. It’s not hard to buy backlinks, page views, and social-media shares. I choose not to.
Can I guest post on this site?
No. There are more than 1,000 posts on this site. There’s plenty to read.
What keeps your powder dry?
It’s very important for me to get my ya-yas out. I like to get a proper sweat going every day either at the gym or on the tennis court. Depending on the time of year, I might torture myself on the golf course. Beyond physical activity, I feed my brain via reading, Sudoku, Scrabble, and other games designed to keep it sharp.