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Born Global: Five Reasons to Travel & Experience More

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / February 14, 2013

We are the “Born Global” Generation. We are suspicious when on evening news that is only about America, we dream of vacations in Mykonos rather than Martha’s Vineyard, and are excited to meet people from countries we have never heard of. But, what does “Born Global” really mean? Ted D. Zoller, Executive Director at the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at Kenan-Flagler Business School introduces it as such: They are better traveled…

24 Awesome Blogs and Twitter Accounts Every Entrepreneur Should Follow

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / February 8, 2013

There are a ton of blogs out there talking about small businesses, startups and entrepreneurship but a bunch really standout from the crowd.  These bloggers are all also active on twitter, which is a great way to engage them and see what else they are reading, thinking and talking about. Below are some of the top blogs and their twitter accounts to follow when it comes to entrepreneurship…

How to Make Big Problems Into Sexy Businesses

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / January 30, 2013

  I couldn’t decide what to title this post.  How do we drive views to a traditionally non-sexy topic like helping the poor?  I see it in our email open rates…  Write a title b*tching about how cold it is and everyone opens it.  Ask people to lend a hand to those less fortunate and nobody even notices… Our startup / entrepreneur / social media community is amazing.  Someone gets…

10 Places to Learn for Free Online

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / January 22, 2013

Everyday, more resources are becoming available to any one who spends time online. Colleges and universities are opening up and letting everyone access some of their best courses and learning material. Teachers and experts are creating amazing content and hundreds of thousands of people are taking advantage of it. In the past few years there has been an explosion of companies and organizations that are trying to make all of…

Being “Nice” Is WAY More Valuable

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / January 11, 2013

Under30CEO co-founder and my good friend Matt Wilson wrote a recent article, “How to Stop Being Nice and Get What You Really Want.” While I can’t begin to explain how much I respect Matt and his perspective, I strongly disagree with this particular point of view. From Matt’s article, I deduced that “nice” means being thoughtful, fair, self-aware, and caring. I agree. The logic goes that somehow these attributes cause problems…

Stop With the BS: Five Practical Tips For Any Career or Business

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / January 10, 2013

The following are excerpts from the recently published book, Stop With The BS, a book that looks to address some of the problems in corporate culture and workplace today. I decided to write a book. I got on a train and I started writing. I was sick of the BS that is corporate culture and the way that people get jobs—resumes are a joke. Everything is changing. And in…

Top 60 Career Experts to Follow on Twitter

by / ⠀Personal Branding / January 9, 2013

Looking for a job? Looking for great people to follow on twitter? We have the best of both worlds! Below are 60 of the best career experts to follow on twitter. They all tweet out advice, tools and resources for career seekers on a daily basis. You’ll find everything from great job openings to that little burst of inspiration to keep looking for that perfect fit. Who should…

Can You Return to a 9-5 Job?

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / December 26, 2012

In my years of following transformation and empowerment experts, I’ve heard plenty of people saying not to take a client out of need and not to price yourself on an hourly basis and how instead you should work a job and work your passion, which most times meant self-employment. In real life, when you’re broke, all the dreaming and intending goes out the door. No magical thinking helped…

3 Things to Consider when Deciding the First Step of the Rest of Your Life

by / ⠀Personal Branding / December 21, 2012

If you’re reading this, most likely, you’re under 30.  You might be close to graduating from college with your BA or BS.  Maybe you are graduating from grad school—either because you think an advanced degree will further your career, or your undergraduate degree wasn’t enough to land you a job in this tough economy.  Or maybe you are looking for a new career after a few years of…

Do You Choose Your Job or Does Your Job Choose You?

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / December 20, 2012

Consciously or unconsciously we make thousands of decisions every day. Every waking hour, we face innumerable situations where we have to make choices that impact our life. Given so many choices that confront us, there are only a few decisions we consciously put our time into. One of those decisions is when we enter the job market after completing our university education. While graduating from the Technical University…

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