Author Archive | Matt Hopkins

The iPad – My first impressions

My new shiny iPad was delivered last Thursday (one day early) and so with five days of working with it, I thought I’d share my experiences and views. Love at first sight.  It was heavier than I expected.. but in a good way.  It feels solid.  Expensive.  How could you not love it’s design. Initial […]

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Eliminate Prima Donna’s from your Business

Sometimes you get an employee who is smart, creative, passionate and pretty darn good at what they do; but they are also arrogant, obstructive, demoralising and high maintenance.  This is the prima donna employee and despite their benefits, they are not worth keeping. I’ve had to deal with many prima donna employees during my career […]

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Inbound Marketing – A Book Review

I just finished reading Inbound Marketing by Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Shah. The primary emphasis of this book is to demonstrate how traditional “outbound” marketing methods no longer achieve the results that they once did (if they ever did).  Marketing your business in today’s “digital economy” should focus on “inbound” methods – something that I […]

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Built to Sell – A Book Review

I just finished reading Built to Sell by John Warrillow and it immediately hits my top 5 list of essential business reading.  If you combined the teachings of The E-Myth Revisited (Michael Gerber) with Built to Sell you would have a text book in running small businesses that deliver more value to customers, employees and […]

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Online backup providers – a winner at last

UPDATE:  The information in this page is out of date and although I am leaving it here for archive purposes, please do not rely on the advice.  Today, I only use Backblaze for Mac and Timemachine backups. I’ve been using online backup services for a couple of years now – both personally and professionally.  I […]

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My top three favourite (new) gadgets

I like gadgets – always have, always will – and 2009 has been a bumper year for gadgetry in my house. Here’s my top 3 list of gadgets (so far): 1. iPhone. I can’t believe that I put up with Windows Mobile for as long as I did.  My new iPhone 3GS is one of […]

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