How Much Vacation should an Inside Salesperson Take?

Posted On Aug 20 2016 by

There’s been a recent trend of high-profile technology companies offering their employees ‘Unlimited Vacation’ or ‘Open Paid Time Off.” It’s in an effort to recruit top talent and keep employees happy. But if you are in sales too, you know that these types of employee perks always seem to apply more to the non-sales departments at companies. Like ping pong tables for example. Companies tout new ping pong tables like they are some kind of Fountain of Youth that offers an unending supply of joy and health. But us salespeople know one thing: That ping pong table is not for …

I’m taking Computer Programming Classes at MIT, from my living room (for free)

Posted On Aug 20 2016 by

I could hardly believe what I was reading. Someone, a distant connection on LinkedIn, threw up a random post that mentioned the Massachusetts Institute of Technology offering all of their courses online for free, for anybody. In between sales calls, I googled ‘MIT OpenCourseWare.’ Fortunately, the person on LinkedIn wasn’t kidding around. It’s true. MIT has put their entire curriculum, lectures, recommended reading, notes, on their OpenCourse website for all to access. I immediately busted out my wallet and donated to this incredible cause. For doing so, I got a sweet little button to post here: I am currently ‘enrolled’ …

OptionsHouse, a perfect platform for the novice Investor

Posted On Aug 20 2016 by

If you spend a lot of time in technology it might make sense to throw some money into companies you believe in. I recently was looking for a way to do just that but didn’t know how to start. As always, I turned to Google for some advice. After a simple search for ‘buying stocks online’ I saw some lists of the best platforms to use. One company I kept seeing getting positive reviews was OptionsHouse. What caught my attention first: NO MINIMUMS. What I mean is you can start buying stocks on OptionsHouse with only a couple of hundred …