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Revisit: Were We Raised to be Generalists?

August 9, 2016

  After years of wearing all the hats, it turned out I could specialize in something. But only because I appreciate the greater context of digital marketing. I spent the last few years in marketing agencies and it’s easy to specialize there. You’re a copywriter, you’re a designer, you’re a developer. If you’re on a […]

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Revisit: Hi, My Name is Emily, and I’m Pro-Corporate

July 22, 2016

Yep, the corporate life is totally for me. Since I’m in a new role “in-house” after four years at agencies, it seemed like this was one of the best posts to revisit as part of looking back. I wrote the original six years ago before I was in totally free, creative environments. The fact that […]

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Going Back to the Beginning

July 20, 2016

“If I could turn back time…” “Yes, there were times, I’m sure you knew/When I bit off more than I could chew…” “Oh the movie never ends/it goes on and on and on and on…” Yes, I just quoted some song lyrics. There’s nothing like meeting a new colleague who’s already checked out your blog. […]

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Tips from Maureen Francisco on Seizing Opportunities

January 22, 2013

There are opportunities for anyone who wants to take them. That’s the insight Maureen Francisco offers anyone who feels like they’re in a rut. Now, the opportunities might not be pretty, and you might have to make some sacrifices. But the opportunities are there. Maureen is a media figure, public speaker, producer and author who […]

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How Gen-Y Can Ignite Their Creative Entrepreneurial Mojo: Part 1

September 20, 2012

Guest post by: Nikos Acuña Millennials have a unique collaborative skillset. They are bright, eager, and are passionate about being successful. They are tech-savvy, creative, conscious about their health and the environment, and they are extremely social, often having many overlapping concentric circles. Some employers would criticize Gen-Y for not having enough focus to excel […]

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Feed the Pig!

March 1, 2012

One thing I can tell you has not changed in becoming a student again is that it is still tough to save money. I’m not quite eating ramen like most undergrads, but a graduate student budget isn’t much bigger. It is hard to save, and it is really hard to save when you’re young. It […]

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The Pursuit of Fabulous: Your Best Foot Forward

August 2, 2011

A conversation with Ellen Lubin-Sherman, author, The Essentials of Fabulous/Because Whatever Doesn’t Work Here Anymore… First impressions are everything. We make snap judgments of people within the first five seconds of meeting them which is why controlling your image is critically important. Did we say “Good morning” when we walked into the office? Or just […]

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Gen Y and the Pursuit of Fabulous

July 26, 2011

A conversation with Ellen Lubin-Sherman, author, The Essentials of Fabulous/Because Whatever Doesn’t Work Here Anymore… The fabulous people of the world are fabulous because they work at it. Sure, there could be attributes inherent in a person that makes being fabulous a little easier (like having patience or a friendly disposition), but even those attributes can turn […]

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You Know It, Now Do It!

May 25, 2011

The other day I was talking with a trainer at the gym about my health goals. After a severe car accident and some big changes in my personal life, I spent the last few years struggling with how I was going to get my fitness back on track. The worst part, however, was in the […]

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