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Working from home has brought a number of challenges to the fore as more people than ever before have found themselves in this flexible position. One of these issues is having an office space that feels boring and that does nothing to spark your creativity and increase your productivity. If you've already had a home office for a while,...
Over the last few years, many workers have transitioned to working from home. Whether it's on a hybrid or full-time basis, creating the right environment at home makes a huge difference in comfort and productivity. This article has some tips for creating the perfect space for your new at-home job. A Changing Job Environment There are some startling figures that reflect...
It should be no secret that we're big fans of fall and the holidays around here, so it was only a matter of time before the seasonal fun made its way into The Rock Father Podcast. This week, James Zahn discusses the (delicious) arrival of pumpkin spice coffee and the annual arrival of the "too soon crowd" — the grumpy...
Black Rifle Coffee is on a roll, but before I go any further, I will fully disclose that I am a shareholder in BRC Inc. (NYSE: BRCC), so this news is particularly exciting because I believe in the brand, its products, and its mission. Last week, BRCC dropped the curtain on its second quarter earnings to reveal growth on several...
The Adventure Media & Events (AM&E) team is headed to Las Vegas for Licensing Expo, taking place May 24-26, 2022, and I'll be there! For the first time, the AM&E team will be exhibiting at Licensing Expo with all-new issues of The Toy Book and The Pop Insider making their debut at the show. If you're headed to Las Vegas,...
The yearly round of "Is playing Riot Fest?" is about to begin and a new talent buyer is stepping up to become the hero or the villain in the lineup-making story depending on whether or not your favorite band makes the bill. Beginning April 1, Milwaukee music industry vet Marc Solheim will begin a new role as Senior Talent...
The Toy Book Deputy Editor James Zahn — aka The Rock Father, founder of this publication — was recently invited to serve as the moderator for a panel presented by Future Today at the 2022 Cynopsis OTT Virtual Conference. On March 8, 2022, Zahn was welcomed to the virtual stage by Cynopsis Media Editorial Director Lynn Leahey to introduce and...
The symbolic halting of sales for "Russian" spirits — particularly vodka — at bars, grocers, and liquor stores across the U.S. and Canada has been a misguided effort, despite its good intentions. Two of the biggest "Russian" vodka brands may have Soviet roots in their lineage, but neither Stoli nor Smirnoff are made in Russia. Stoli is a Global Brand Made...
The business world is evolving at an astounding rate, and this is mostly thanks to technology. Let's look at five of the main ways tech is affecting the world of business. Better Interconnectivity With about 1.8 billion websites operating at the same time each day all around the world, it's easy to see how much easier it has become to connect...
The home office has become incredibly popular in recent years as our ability to work from any location has grown. This means that going into an office space is becoming an antiquated concept, as even paying rent on such a space is no longer necessary to many businesses and jobs. However, with this has come a lot of eco...