“So is the new like.” My dear friend Kate recently said this to me and, BAM! I was instantly transported to 1982 and getting a lecture from my journalist Dad about saying “like, you know, and um”. He was relentless with us and it worked. “Like, I just got accepted to Harvard, and um, I’m
Woo. When you have Woo, you are someone “who loves the challenge of meeting new people and winning them over. You derive satisfaction from breaking the ice and making a connection with another person.” This is the Woo definition from Strengths Finder, our most favorite management book on the planet. I have a strong Woo.
I am totally digging the Four Surprising Factors that Influence Creativity article, written by Rohan Ayyar. The idea is that all people are creative (which I firmly believe), but some of us can access it easier than others. In the article, the four surprising factors that influence creativity are living abroad, getting tipsy, walking and politics.
How much time do you spend working on your business versus working in your business? There are less than 50 days left in 2015. This is an excellent time to step back and evaluate where your business is today and where you want it to be in 2016. For many businesses the thought of annual
Does your brand deliver the right message when marketing to women? How to reach more women remains a hot focus in the booze industry. With nearly two-thirds of whiskey drinkers in the US being men, marketing to women taps into a new and potentially stronger demographic. Earlier this year, author Fred Minnick asked a Bourbon Classic panel of
A few weeks ago, Jennifer Lawrence published an essay on Lena Durham’s blog about the inequality of pay between men and women in acting. While she openly admitted she has different challenges than other women in the workplace, her feelings and story could be the same for many women all over the world. She shared
#OptOutside. It’s the latest from REI. On Black Friday, the $2.2 billion retailer is telling all of us to opt outside. As in, don’t shop. Connect with your family and friends … preferably using our products … in the great outdoors. Because this is what the REI brand stands for and they are living it
Standing on the edge, looking over. Feeling my stomach flutter. My hands clammy. My heart pounding. Paralyzed in the moment. Looking over at my ten year old son who had a look of complete confidence in me (even though he’s terrified of heights) reminded me that all you need is 20 seconds to be brave.
“If your content sucks, it will suck expensively.” Amen to that. This is my favorite line from an awesome blog by Eric Deckers. What I like most about Decker’s simple and straightforward insights is that if you start with crap content and throw some glitter on it, you have sparkly crap. Awesome. Your customer will smell
Raise your hand if you’ve ever watched or presented a really long, text-heavy and overly-designed PowerPoint presentation … is your hand raised? Mine is. I have strong opinions when it comes to presentations. I also have a strong dislike for PowerPoint (to be fair, I also feel the same way about Keynote, but only reference