Lifer: a person who has made a lifelong commitment, usually in a certain career. Some of the most influential humans in recent history have made powerful statements by doing the complete opposite and bestowed powerful marketing lessons along the way. Like who, you say?
We all know the feeling: having big ambitions but quickly falling prey to the busy person's dilemma: no time. Well, consider this crazy busy nut cracked.
Obsession pays: after 1,460 days, 500 Uber Eats deliveries, 160+ applications, ~63 rejection letters, and 4 offers, I signed a piece of paper that would set in motion my first full-time role in 4 years.
The job market tells us to be a "master of one" but isn't this actually ill-chosen for the long run? Think about it; there are so many factors outside of your control: bull markets, increasing job market competition, advances in technology, automation, natural catastrophes, that it's safe to say it's too much of a wager … Continue reading A 4-Step Roadmap To Becoming A “Master of Many”
What if I told you it's easy to start a company? Would you believe me? And what if I took it a step further and said you could start a branded and incorporated tech company, for just $500? You'd probably call me bananas. But it's true. Before the Internet, starting a company was a $100,000 … Continue reading Are you bananas? Retire the 9-5 & Hustle
Remember stock business photography of people in suits smiling, pointing at a desktop computer, all gazing intently at something important? Or people sitting around, gripping note pads & #2's during a business meeting, where you imagined them throwing around business jargon like "bandwidth," "business processes," "PM'ing," or " ROI?" For Millennials, this was the picture painted for … Continue reading How Hoodies & Flip Flops Became The New Blue Collars & Rockports
"'Well, I don't know about you guys, but I don't feel connected to what's going on outside of finance. Sometimes I feel like a consultant myself. At other companies where I've worked, I've always been more involved in sales and operations, and right now, I feel isolated in my own area." -Jan in The Five Dysfunctions … Continue reading Memoirs of a Community Manager