Author Archives: David Spinks

Make People Happy by Understanding What Freedom Means to Them

I had a really interesting discussion with Hiten Shah and Nadia Eghbal the other day about freedom and what it really meant for each of us. Freedom is something many of us strive for. It can affect where we choose to work, who we date, who we live with, where we live and probably a lot of…

Just Hit Publish

I’ve struggled to keep up with my writing lately. I started writing a post every day for over 100 days. I accomplished that goal and things were humming along. Then all of a sudden, I started to falter. What happens when you write that much is a lot of awesome stuff: – I started being…

Learned from Failure – Why You Should Never Send Negative Emails

I’ve learned a lot about what makes for good communication in business. I’ve also learned about what makes for really poor communication that results in anger, drama and failure. There’s one philosophy that has consistently proven true for me, in multiple jobs, over multiple years with many different kinds of people. Negative emails make for…

How to Make Other People Feel Good About Themselves

Want to make friends and build a strong network? Want to be the person that people want to spend time with? Want to earn someone’s trust and respect? Want to be that manager that everyone loves and enjoys working with? There are a few people I’ve met in my life that I have a deep…

7 Lessons Learned from Getting Press for our Startup without Pitching

Photo cred: Coal Miki

This post originally appeared on PRTini. It was 6 years ago I was first introduced to the world of PR. I picked up an internship for Ruder Finn Interactive where I continued to freelance for about a year. At the time, twitter was just becoming known, blogger outreach was still considered an “innovative approach” and…