Danny Groner

Manager, Blogger Partnerships & Outreach, @Shutterstock and freelance writer for such publications as @medium.


Confessions of a Facebook Oversharer


I overshare on Facebook. Not in the traditional sense where people give too much information about themselves and repel and therein repulse others. Rather, since my Twitter and Tumblr activity are tied into my Facebook feed, everything I post throughout the day winds up in one place: on Facebook. My rationale for this is that since a majority of people…


Meeting 200 People in 200 Work Days Changed the Way I Approach (at) Work

In mid-April 2014, I was at a company happy hour and remarking how I knew fewer and fewer people at each work event I attended. You don’t realize how quickly a company culture can change until you’re nursing a cold beer and surveying the room for someone to mingle with. I decided to solve that problem by…


How to Effectively Tell a Complete Story in One Tweet


Here’s something that happened less than an hour ago that provoked a strong response in me. I decided to share it on Twitter:


It’s Not About You (But It Sort of Is)


There’s been an influx of articles on the web by young, aspiring writers, a.k.a Millennials, who talk about what it’s like to be them. Many of these articles begin with something like “When I graduated…” or, worse, “As I was I was standing there on the graduation stage…” Growing up with intense ambition and drive seems to come along with a dramatic…


Change You Can Believe In


A few weeks ago, I had dinner with an old friend and I treated her the same way I always do. I didn’t think anything of it. Until the next night when she emailed me to ask me politely if I could drop the old jokes and material in favor of giving her a chance to recreate herself. She’s been on a journey without my noticing, hoping to shed some of the negative aspects…


First Impressions from My #OnePerDayinMay Campaign


I’ve stayed committed to meeting one person at the company every day this month. It’s been less of a challenge to approach people than I would have expected, as I come in early and locate isolated people before their teams have fully filed in and gotten their daily groove on. I’ve found with no exceptions so far everyone I have met to be…


Meeting One Person Every Day in May


As companies grow, it’s sometimes difficult to maintain the small feel that we all know is so essential to feeling like you belong. This is true for both new employees and veteran ones. If you value community and culture personally, you will prioritize them. It’s a myth that people don’t have time to do something easy and important. They just don’t make…


House Beautiful


Growing up, I lived next door to an elderly woman who had elderly woman interests. She played in a weekly mahjong game, baked, and gardened. As her backyard transformed into a scenic, serene area, she had to install a fence to keep the deer and rodents out. It became her private sanctuary, complete with rocks, running water, and other minor details that you’d see more often in a…


3 Overlooked Areas of Your Company You Need to Get Right


Everyone knows how important it is to hire the right people and to have an excellent recruiter at the helm. Talent is hard to come by, sometimes even harder to keep. That’s just one of the departments that companies should make sure they invest strongly in. Other areas that will help tell the story of your company’s mission and…


Some Frank Talk About Competition


Let’s talk about competition. We do our best work, arguably when we’re under the gun and are pretty much forced to. In the heat of battle, we step up our game. See the imagery that gets so closely attached to competition — war and sports dominate the thinking. It stretches beyond metaphors and into actual language that penetrates its way into the collective…


For Best Employee Results, Change Things Up Every Few Months


In October, The Wall Street Journal ran a story about how some innovative companies are asking employees to switch seats just for the sake of it. “By shifting employees from desk to desk every few months, scattering those who do the same types of jobs and rethinking which departments to place side by side, companies say they…