Anna Lawrence

Anna Lawrence

Let’s Fight About It

Passionate people, fight. They fight for what they care about, to express their enthusiasm and to get others to see their viewpoint. They fight, because it really matters.

Mouths Are Not For Listening

As the mother of a four-year-old, I’ve become aware of a series of books that help parents deal with common, yet annoying, preschooler behavior. The books, such as “Hands Are Not for Hitting” and “Tails Are Not for Pulling” are the work of author Martine Agassi, and they have inspired me to take a look at an adult behavior that is also both common, yet annoying.

Why You Hate Marketing People

All my life, I have encountered business owners who suffered bad experiences with “marketing people”. Some would lump marketing people into the stereotypical lot of “dishonest” professionals such as auto repair mechanics, lawyers and IT professionals. All by the way, have had the misfortune of being misrepresented by a few very noticeable, sour and rotten apples.

An Easy Way To Build Value In Your Company

Four words – invest in your people. Your people are the most valuable asset of your company. Not only do they do the work that clients pay for, but they can also be the most effective brand evangelists you can have next to loyal and happy customers. And by the way, they can also lead to more of those.

The Truth Hurts. Seek It Anyway.

“You lied! You said it wouldn’t be so bad and it is the worst ever!” These were the words uttered by a friend’s five-year-old son who had just had his tonsils removed. A heartbreaking moment for both child and mother, as any parent can imagine. But that’s the greatest, realest, sometimes excruciating and often embarrassing thing about kids – brutal honesty without fear.