"Marketing is a tax you pay for not building a phenomenal product." I'm not going to tell you what you want to hear, but rather what you should hear: marketing accelerates growth, it doesn't cause it.
I would have paid for a "conference game playbook" telling me untapped tricks to meeting speakers & venture capitalists. So we created one: The Beginners Guide To Conference Game. If Part 1 was a snapshot, this is the first, full roll.
"Focus on output more than input" -Tim Ferriss Those who are close to me know that I'm a Tim Ferriss fanatic. But this quote especially resonates with me. It summarizes one of the biggest concepts I love about his teachings: what is the impact? I think rarely do we look at what we're doing and … Continue reading Week 9-The Many Dimensions of Job Hunting
"When I find myself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause & reflect." -Mark Twain This quote is powerful and every time I'm job hunting, I think back to Mr. Twain's quote. What are the common tools the majority use when on zi hunt? 2 devices come to mind: Big company career … Continue reading Week 8-Badass Tools of Job Hunting
Assignment for this week was to apply to 2 jobs and join a local or national industry-related business organization. However, I'm in Prague visiting family for the next 2 weeks so we'll be taking a break from the internship, starting up again on Monday, December 26th. That said, I've applied to 2 jobs since last … Continue reading Week 7-Burgers & Deep Thoughts
I've found the recipe. Or so I think. After experiencing moderate results, I now understand a smarter strategy for job searching. You see, I thought I was already being creative. I was: Only picking positions that played to my strengths & passions Writing a witty cover letter that set me apart from others Incorporating a sharp design to … Continue reading Week 6-Layer Cake
No assignment for this week. Meant as a catch up if Richard Guldi or I missed any weekly expectations in our 9-week Job Search Internship. “””” Why do they say it's important to build a brand identity after piloting your business concept? Is it because design costs could easily become sunk costs if the company or … Continue reading Week 5-A Brand Is Where The Heart Is
In a podcast with Tim Ferriss, he talked about the "long game" of building a world-class network. He took the anecdote of going to South By Southwest, the must-attend festival for any curious person who geeks out about film, music, and technology. Moreover, when attending and being surrounded by all these world class influencers there, he recommends not playing the … Continue reading Week 4-Making Connections
In dating and attraction, there is the concept of "one-itis." If you're actively single, you don't ever want to date just one person and one person only, since putting too much weight and significance to that one human will mess up your entire mental frame. If you do focus on just 1 person too much, you're much more … Continue reading Week 3-Diversifying Yourself
This internship is a "foot in the door" to job searching. Having a weekly assignment of applying to 1 job simply got the ball rolling so once it started going, there was no stopping. Case in point: Week #2's expectation: apply to 1 job and schedule to attend a networking event. Reality: over 7 days, I've applied to 8 jobs … Continue reading Week 2-Hacking The Job Market