Tonight on The Purple Tie Radio Show!
Muhammed Ali passed away the same day we recorded this. It’s a sad day. We all lost a great champion.
We jumped around a lot during this episode, but at some point, we reviewed the Wacom Bamboo Fineline2 Stylus. It’s got some great features at a decent price. There are a few drawbacks, especially when you’re talking about the required program to use it with your iPad, but overall, it’s a great addition to your arsenal.
We also talked about using crowd sourced competition sites to up your freelance work. We mentioned 99designs.com, logo tournament.com, designcrowd.com, and fiverr.com. Robert has some choice words to say about that last one, but we’ll move on, for everyone’s sake.
Holidays can throw a kink into your cash flow if you’re a small business. And when an employee decides to take an impromptu vacation because you have one day off the following week can be a big hurdle to cross as well. We talk about that during story time.
The weekly challenge is pretty straightforward. Change one habit you have for one week. Drink coffee? Change it to tea. Used to taking one specific route to work? Change it up, take a different route. Usually start your day off with a workout? Push it to the evening. It’ll help boost your creativity to change your daily routine for just a week.
During the tech news segment, we were all over the place. We talk about the Mentos and Diet Coke Guys (and how they’ve been doing it for 10 years now). We talk about Google creating an AI death switch. And we’re all over the place, in general.