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LinkedIn Report: Top Office Pet Peeves

September 28, 2011

There have been many a time when someone has come rushing into my office, shut the door and said, “OMG, that woman is going to drive me up a wall! She keeps putting all her peanut-buttery dishes in the dishwasher and so we have to run it twice. Just rinse things off!” Maybe it’s not […]

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Behind the Scenes

June 30, 2011

I was watching Iron Man 2 the other day, and as in many cases where a hero deals with having to balance saving the world with his day-to-day identity, Stark was having a little bit of a meltdown (spoiler alert). In the public, he was a playboy CEO who just handed the reigns of the company […]

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Anonymity isn’t an Invitation to be Rude

March 30, 2011

This post is available over at Forbes blogs: Social media has brought a sense of “realness” to the fakeness of online identities. People used to hide behind anonymity, and then we declared (with Mark Zuckerberg leading the way) that you couldn’t be taken seriously if you were hiding behind avatars and names like TechKitty5837. We embraced […]

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Are Princesses Still Relevant?

February 15, 2011

The following post is available over at Forbes blogs – Work in Progress: Most women can remember a time in her childhood when she ran through a store looking for the pink section. Between all the dolls and stuffed animals, there would be those precious items that could completely change your world: the dress up […]

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Does Customer Focus Alienate Customers?

January 20, 2011

As a marketer, I constantly think about the role marketing has in business. For example, we are discussing behavioral economics in one class. Essentially you bring psychology and economics together to study how rational theory and our actual purchasing behavior collide. In one sense, you should buy product A because it may be cheaper and […]

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Play Like a Human

July 1, 2010

As a ballerina, I’ve dealt with bleeding toes, messed up knees, and a dislocated ankle. For four years of varsity crew, my bands were ripped up and callused from the oars. In soccer I shoved and got shoved, slamming into hard-packed dirt on fields without enough funding to be fully covered with grass. Female athletes […]

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Shove the Tool in the Toolbox

June 29, 2010

There are times in our lives when you see someone or something they did, and your inner monologue responds with: “Jackass.” Should you accidentally blurt it out, you might catch a couple turned heads, but they’re probably just happy you said it first. Unfortunately in the warm-fuzziness of political correctness, we can’t call a spade […]

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