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Be the One of Ones

January 2, 2012

In my Bloomberg Businessweek that summarized 2011, there is a multi-page article about all the protesting and rioting that happened this year. At the end of it were three interviews by police officers who were present in London, Athens, and Vancouver. What struck me as a great statement of what happened in many of these […]

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The Passion of Gary Vaynerchuk

April 29, 2011

This post is available at Forbes blogs: I have not had the opportunity to ever to be a guest on one of Oprah’s “Favorite Things” episodes…but I now feel like I understand the insanity that ensues. Gary Vaynerchuk spoke at Virginia Tech on last night, and as I’m sure he always does, he blew the roof off the […]

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Striving for #1

April 26, 2011

When I decided to come back to school full-time, I didn’t think I would spend the next two years focusing on the job search. Yes, if I pause and think about the concept of taking myself out of the workforce, it follows that I would need to spend time finding my way back into the […]

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Being the Active Individual

September 6, 2010

Is it just me, or are we all suddenly a society of passive people? Maybe it’s not society as a whole, but somehow I manage to keep running into people who are disgruntled, yet do nothing about it. Is it because there’s some grand illusion out there that one person can’t make a difference? That’s […]

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What a Waste

March 31, 2010

There’s something that I see happen all the time: the waste of potential. You’d think with the recession that companies would have figured out the extra skill sets people have. Nope. It doesn’t even have to be employers. There are tons of people who could do amazing things…and they don’t. There are two major ways […]

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When You Identify the Real Excuse Holding You Back

October 15, 2009

4:45…the waterfall noise is replaced by beeping. Oh joy. 5:15…I have to give myself a pep talk to get into the water. 7:00…wishing I had an IV for coffee. Yup, I’m talking about 4:45 AM. As in really dark and cold in the morning AM. I’ve been doing the 5:15 wake-up-to-work-out routine for a while […]

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5,6,7,8…SYTYCD Gets the Rhythm of Entertainment

June 11, 2009

We’ve got the Top 20 and now we’re in business. Literally. The business of reality talent contests has brought a change to television which results in new revenue. American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD) have their own concert tours, merchandise, and then open the door for other revenue. Would you have […]

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