About FordLogicIn a world that's inundated with clever business angles and catch-phrase filled advice, FordLogic is a forum where entrepreneurs, business owners and media professionals can share and discuss simple, actionable and effective advice that stands the test of time, from boom through bust. Driven by my own life experiences spanning 15 years navigating the ups and downs of building a digital media company in Silicon Valley, it's about getting back to the basics and doing what's right. No shortcuts. No bullshit.
About Alex FordAlex Ford is the founder and longtime CEO of Praetorian Digital, the leading online media company in the public safety and security market with more than 1 million members and more than 3 million unique visits per month. Praetorian was recently named the 2013 Small Business of the Year by the US Chamber of Commerce.
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This article originally appeared as a two part series for Folio Magazine’s new Web site launch. For many, the New Year is about new beginnings, but if you’re running a media business, it’s about solving the problem of how to build upon what’s already … Continue reading
If you’ve started a company or have been promoted up through the ranks to a management role, chances are that you’re really good at doing things yourself and controlling every detail. Early on in our careers, it’s often what makes … Continue reading
As I discussed in the first two parts of this series, it’s critical to set the right context for delivering negative feedback as a manager and leader as well as build a feedback process. But even if you’ve done a … Continue reading
If you’ve set the right context within your team – established objectives, focused on professional development and clarified expectations – the next step is to make feedback part of your company DNA and build a ‘feedback process’. For me, having … Continue reading
Learning to give negative feedback not only constructively, but gracefully, is one of the toughest and most important lessons of being an effective entrepreneur or business professional because it’s one of the skills that elevates you from being a manager … Continue reading
In my 15 years of being a CEO, there is one simple rule I follow: Never send negative feedback via email. That includes chat or text message and essentially anything electronic. Particularly for those of you in the workforce under … Continue reading
Politics and drama are often seen as unavoidable fixtures in business and corporate life. Is it possible to create a culture that spits out drama and minimizes the politics? I know a lot of accomplished business people who take a … Continue reading
There’s a lot of advice out there about how to hire. Clearly you need people who are smart, proactive, self-starters, team players and have the right skills. The list goes on and on. But if you’re running a small, growing company … Continue reading