Author Archives: Kimberly MacArthur Graham

The First Mobile Device: Your Brain on Foot

Walking Blog

  If I had a theme song, it would be “The Ancient Egyptians” by cross-pollinating musical group Poi Dog Pondering. Subtitled a “love letter to Jonathan Richman,” it’s an ode to walking that begins with a nod to ancient history and ends with the benefits of ditching vehicular transport today in favor of one’s feet. [...]

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Hear Ye, Hear Me: 5 Things to Consider Before You Hit “Send”

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  Conversation at a recent networking event segued from technical writing and the RFP process to more casual business correspondence. A tax attorney commented that he’d had an extremely productive and satisfying day – and specifically credited the telephone. He had needed a list of specific information from 6 different individuals. Instead of taking the [...]

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Tips for Executive Summaries that Flow

Executive summaries

As part of my technical proposal writing and one-voice work, I frequently need to write executive summaries. They are very short – typically ranging from a single paragraph to a few pages – but they can be fearsome.  Different from a document’s cover letter, introduction, or conclusion, an executive summary is a stand-alone piece that [...]

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Great Company Name or .com: Which comes first?

Shakespeare famously inquired, “What’s in a name?” When naming a company, product, the answer is “A lot of thought, discussion, and research”! While it’s always been a balancing act of creative, strategic, and practical (including legal) aspects, but in a world of proliferating websites, everything can be trumped by availability. That’s right. In any naming [...]

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Finding My Sole Mate: A Tale of Two Brands

  Recently, I was in the market for some new “Casual Friday” shoes. (Some would claim that my “shoe market” is always open.) I’m going to start by saying I am not a fan of Casual Friday – even though as the company owner, I’m the one who instituted it at Layer Cake. It’s not [...]

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