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Seven Steps to Getting Promoted

Seven Steps to Getting Promoted (that many Millennials never learned, or seemed to have forgotten)   There are methods and techniques used by the highest-paid and most successful people in our society to get paid more money for what they do and get promoted faster to higher levels of authority and responsibility. When you begin to … Continue reading

Ten Biggest Pitch Mistakes (from Bill Joos)

From Bill Joos (Go To Market Consulting) Too darn long Poor positioning Lack of tight focus No “real world” market focus No business dashboards Unclear business (revenue) model Poor or incomplete competitive analysis Weak team information Poorly defined or weak go-to-market plans Goofy fundamentals that distract

Ten Insanely Great Tips on Productive Creativity (or is it Creative Productivity?)

From 99U: 1. Break the seal of hesitation.A bias toward action is the most common trait we’ve found across the hundreds of creative professionals and entrepreneurs we’ve interviewed. While preparing properly as you start a new project is certainly valuable, it’s also easy to lose yourself in planning (and dreaming) indefinitely. We must challenge ourselves … Continue reading

Five Tips to Writing a Manuscript

1. Don’t worry about format until you are finished. Details like this only stand in your way from writing a great story. Worry about cooking the meal first before concerning yourself with presentation. You can wait until much, much later to adjust your manuscript and adhere to formatting guidelines. And, when you are ready, read … Continue reading

Cues to Identifying a Corporation’s Culture

How long do you have to wait in the lobby for someone to ask if they can help you? Does the organization run on-time? How do people introduce themselves? What information is deemed pertinent enough to include when they tell you about themselves? What type of diversity is evident, whether it’s people, environments, opinions, clothing styles, … Continue reading

Five fatty foods that can help make you skinny

5 FATTY FOODS THAT MAKE YOU SKINNY 5. #1: Grass-Fed Beef: Yeah, I know: grass-fed beef is a little pricey. But its higher ratio of good-for-you fats make it well worth the cost: A study in Nutrition Journalfound that grass-fed meat contains higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids, which are known to reduce the risk of … Continue reading

How to train your creative mind

As Louis Pasteur once famously said, “Chance favors only the prepared mind.” To be an innovative entrepreneur, you want to foster creativity in your daily life so that your mind is ready when opportunity arises. “Creative ideas often come from unusual combinations,” explains Steven Smith, professor of cognitive psychology at Texas A&M University. “The best … Continue reading

How to prepare to be a Leader

1. Visibile We know that leaders need to be seen by followers–from formal presentations and announcements, to a crisis, to simple “managing by walking around.”  The less-obvious occasions, however, are easily overlooked. They can be lost opportunities, or powerful expressions of leadership. As a leader, when do you feel out of your comfort zone? Maybe … Continue reading

The Ten Most Difficult Books to Read

  Nightwood by Djuna Barnes – Dylan Thomas called Nightwood “one of the three greatest prose books ever written by a woman,” but in order to behold this greatness you must master Barnes’ tortuous, gothic prose style. In his introduction to the novel, T.S Eliot described Nightwood’s prose as “altogether alive” but also “demanding something of a reader that … Continue reading