Posts By: Mike Landman

Macs and PCs Living in Harmony

Mac next to a PC

A while back our founder, Mike Landman, answered some questions for Smart Business Magazine about Macs in a PC world. Here’s that conversation.. SBM: How is it that Macs have gone from being the computer of choice only for graphic designers to becoming a popular choice for mainstream computer users in business? Well, Macs always had a… Read more »

Mac and PC Support With Microsoft Office 2011

Mac next to a PC

Supporting Macs and PCs together has lots of challenges. One of the biggest has been that Microsoft email has been so different in each platform. Windows users have Outlook, the de facto standard (albeit not the most elegant), and Mac users have had Entourage – possibly one of the worst software crimes perpetrated on IT… Read more »

Firing Clients

Should You Fire Clients?

The story about the JetBlue flight attendant who lost it after dealing with a rude passenger reminded me of an article I wrote in 2006. I think it still holds up. Firing Clients Sure. Why not? Seth Godin has a post about people being rude and disrespectful to airline staff. His question is: Should companies… Read more »

Mike Landman’s 7 Rules for Job Seekers

Mike Landman | Ripple IT

You are a product. Your resume and interview are your marketing. And a product has to differentiate itself to have a chance of being noticed and valued. It astonishes me to continually get the same generic resumes, the same attempt to prove diverse skills, and the same generic answers – that I must conclude are coming from the world of resume/interview advice. The prevailing theory seems to be “offend no one, never take your self out of contention.” Imagine that process recruiting for a sports team or a movie cast. Terrible. So I have my rules.

Ripple, ROWE, and Inc. Magazine

Ripple IT and ROWE

Inc. Magazine published an article about starting and running a business in Atlanta. In it, I’m quoted talking about how Ripple is a results-only work environment, or a ROWE. Today I’ve had a number of people ask me what that means. I thought maybe the best thing to do would be repost my previous post about Ripple and… Read more »

Taxes: Section 179 Changes and Small Businesses

Tax Changes to Section 179

Congress has just passed The Economic Stimulus Act of 2008, which includes some significant tax breaks for small businesses. Highlights of the legislation include: Increased section 179 expense amount – Under current law, most small businesses can elect to immediately expense up to $128,000 each year of the cost of furniture and equipment purchased for… Read more »