Category Archives: Career Development

When things go wrong, it’s ok to be angry but be a pro

When it comes to athletics, there’s a big difference between being an amateur and a being a professional.   Some amateurs can be highly capable and every bit as good as a professional. What separates them from professionals is that they … Continue reading

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Assembling relationships – One of my favorite hobbies

When strategy and development are critical aspects of your professional life, the people you know, meet, and work with are your most valued assets. I won’t say that it’s who you know more than what you know. Both are important … Continue reading

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Four years after my career upheaval I am still standing

In some ways the summer of 2012 seems like more than four years ago. In July of that summer I was…Forced? Compelled? Convinced? whatever you want to call it, to end the operations of my former business that had been … Continue reading

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Create more professional opportunities using the VC strategy of Deal Flow

It seems today as if everyone knows someone who’s trying to raise money for something. In my experience it’s often an entrepreneurial idea or an effort to take a struggling enterprise to a higher level.   As a business strategy advisor … Continue reading

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Personal recommendations have greater risk than reward

Most businesspeople agree that referrals and recommendations are the best way to grow your professional network, reputation, and career. Personally I am always flattered when I receive a referral or recommendation from someone I know and respect. And then I … Continue reading

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Don’t be afraid to say ‘I don’t get it’

I don’t know about you, but the 1988 movie BIG starring Tom Hanks has stayed with me since I first saw it in the theater and it’s one of those movies that when stumbled upon on television I always end … Continue reading

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What exactly are you doing these days?

It has been nearly two years since the closure of my former print-centric company.  Having been so focused on commercial printing for many years before moving into the digital world has made for a bumpy ride.   Sure I added a … Continue reading

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