Kirk McElhearn

Kirk McElhearn has been writing about technology and business for more than 15 years. He has written for national publications, has authored or co-authored more than two dozen books about technology, and writes for a number of publications and blogs. Find out more about Kirk on his blog Kirkville, or follow him on Twitter @mcelhearn.

How to Slim Down iOS and Android Notification

Information Overload? How to Slim Down iOS, Android Notifications

As smartphones have matured, operating systems have added tools to fix this information overload. In this article, we'll explain how to slim down your iOS or Android notifications and simplify your life.

Why You Should Outline Business Documents

Why You Should Outline Before Writing Important Business Documents

From your business plan to your website and press releases to company memos or emails, writing these documents is important - and there’s a skill that is essential to crafting efficient documents: outlining.

Analog Tools for Business

The Virtue of Using Analog Tools for Business

Analog tools for business are gaining popularity and changing the way we work. We explain what are analog tools and how to use them to help you focus and be more productive at work.

Lab Rats: How Silicon Valley Made Work Miserable for the Rest of Us - Book Review

Book Review – Lab Rats: How Silicon Valley Made Work Miserable for the Rest of Us

In this book review, we look at New York Times bestselling author Dan Lyons book, Lab Rats: How Silicon Valley Made Work Miserable for the Rest of Us.

Content Marketing Manager

How to Know When It’s Time to Hire a Content Marketing Manager

In the early stages of a business, your marketing manager will probably oversee all content marketing. But as your business grows, you should consider hiring a content marketing manager.

Boost Your Creativity Learn to Cook or Play Music

Boost Your Creativity: Learn to Cook or Learn to Play a Musical Instrument

Creativity is hard to quantify, and ever harder to nurture. Your creativity is like a muscle that needs to exercise to remain agile. Two ways you can boost creativity are by learning to play a music instrument or learning to cook.

Translation and Localization Tips for Startups

Going Global: Translation and Localization Tips for Startups

As your startup grows, you may want to increase your reach internationally. This requires you to localize your website, your promotional material, and your sales platform. Follow these translation and localization tips, so your startup can get off on the right foot in foreign markets.

Book Review The Four

Book Review – The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google

Business book review: We look at "The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google," by Scott Galloway. Why read this book? It makes a good case for treating these big companies differently than we have been since their inception.