Archive for August, 2010

Asking: Networking's Main Ingredient

It should be no surprise. It’s vital for all of us to hone our asking abilities. We constantly need to ask our network for help, for all sorts of information and referrals. Let me tell you my little summer story. To this day, I still feel envy and awe at one of my friend’s bold […]

Orfelea: Success is all around us

Paul Orfelea at Stanford Graduate School of Business Paul Orfelea, the founder of Kinko’s, had some interesting things to say. This is more or less what he said. “My mother didn’t care about my grades. She taught me to care about learning. Look at places where people are standing in line. How much money are […]

Finding your passions

(Shortened to 19 minutes, starting on 35:00 to 54:36.) Science fiction author Ray Bradbury regales his audience with stories about his life and love of writing in “Telling the Truth,” the keynote address of The Sixth Annual Writer’s Symposium by the Sea, sponsored by Point Loma Nazarene University. Sometimes it’s better to get out of […]

What is personal branding?

Business Tips via Mixergy, home of the ambitious upstart! Andrew Warner brings us this fantastic interview with Sasha Strauss. Sasha teaches a graduate course on branding at USC, and consults innovation companies and individuals on how to position themselves. In this entertaining interview, Sasha explains personal branding and describes the steps to create your own. […]