Dads Say The Darndest Things

Dad likes to talk. Or write. Whatever; just as long as he gets to be heard, Dad is happy.

When Rent A Dad has something to say, he says it here.  Are you listening?

Assembling IKEA Cabinets — Or Knowing When Not To

One of the things Rent-A-Dad gets asked to do—a lot—is build furniture. A ton of that furniture is from IKEA. And assembling IKEA cabinets or other IKEA furniture is ... well, it's something that Dad does pretty much every day. Rent-A-Dad has opinions about IKEA...

Car Negotiation Isn’t What You Think It Is

Besides buying a house, car purchase is probably the biggest personal financial deal you're ever going to make. Well, surprise! Car Negotiation isn't what you think it is. I could go on about this at length. There are different parts to any deal you make, and your job...

The Ratcheting Screwdriver: Great Idea, or Disaster?

If you're Rent-A-Dad—or really, any Dad-With-A-Plan—you think about things like tools. Hand Tools. Power Tools. Cool Tools in general. You love tools, or at least see them for what they are, which is ... well, OK ... tools. But Dads are a practical lot, right? Tools...

Improved Feel For The Water … (Context Matters)

Content may be is king, but without context you have little more than click-bait. Let's get an improved feel for the water. Yeah, I'm being clever, but that's the point of this post—and a big piece of what we help our clients accomplish. Every day, you feel your way...

Savoring Small Victories in a Wacky World

A few years ago, I told you about Google predicting that I'd be visiting a Costco in New Jersey. While I was sitting in my office in New York. Using a desktop computer. While it's a complete coincidence that Google's handling of data is becoming a serious anti-trust...

“He’s My Geek”. Or Is He Something Else?

I've been helping people get things done for ... well, let's just leave that at "a long time". Because that's so, I have some observations that time has only made more true. One is that people almost always think of you in the first context they encounter you. And...

The Difference: Careful and Paralyzed

The astronauts of NASA, including David Scott and ... yes, that other fellow is first-man-on-the-moon Neil Armstrong ... are very careful. They have to be; their missions wouldn't work otherwise, and absent great care people would die. But Careful and Paralyzed are...

Too Many Cooks Spoil The Logistics

As our deep dive into the issues surrounding restaurant management and delivery logistics continues, it becomes more and more obvious that we're looking at complicated issues. Recently, I realized that one problem is—and I'm not being flip—that too many cooks spoil...

A Ten-Dollar Bonus Beats 250 Dollars

A few weeks back I began a slow-reveal on the issues in our study of the Gig Economy. And while I never specifically said it if you read between the lines you likely concluded I wasn't impressed. A 50% bonus? Holy Cow! Problem is, that bonus was designed to...