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The Most Important Question In The World

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / January 6, 2015

  Right around now, we’re all making a list and checking it twice. I could do without the cold, but the holidays are the perfect hour to help yourself. All year we wait for the chance to tell our closest friends and family what we want. This year, I decided to do things differently. Instead of focusing on what I might get, I’m considering what I can give.…

On Friday, I Quit Google. Here’s Why

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / October 7, 2014

This isn’t the first time I quit my job, but it will be the last. Honestly, saying goodbye to Google was supposed to happen a year ago.  And six months before that. If you ask my friends, they’ll tell you that I’m kidding myself and Google is too good to let go. They’re right, but I promise you that this is it. On October 3rd I quit. Is…

Why It’s Time to Break Up with Your Boss

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / February 4, 2014

   Most relationships fail miserably. Why? Boredom has a lot to do with it. We’re a generation diagnosed with ADD. I think the poet Jay-Z said it best, “I’m on to the next one, on to the next” in On To The Next One. Also, relationships require work and working sucks. There’s the active listening part, then actioning what you were asked to do and finally being admonished…

I’m Quitting My Job Friday and I Invite You to Leap Into the Unknown With Me

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / June 25, 2013

And it’s been three years in the making. Well, 2 years and 364 days to be exact, but who’s counting? Everyone always talks about walking off stage with diploma in hand, but I think the beginning is much more exciting. Single file into the aisle and up the steps, wait for your name to be called, approach the podium (don’t trip!), remember to accept with your left and…

How to Build a Website (For Dummies)

by / ⠀Startup Advice / October 24, 2011

If I had to do it over I would have minored in Computer Science. CS grads code the websites we frequent, program the software we download and design the apps we utilize on our phones, tablets and web browsers; none of which I can do. As a Finance and Entrepreneurship major I never developed the programming skills to turn my Silicon Valley dreams into reality, but that hasn’t…

Is Your Idea a Good One?

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / August 16, 2011

The thing about working in the Silicon Valley is that start-ups are like opinions; everyone has one. At co-working spaces, networking functions and launch parties everyone lays claim to the next Google or Facebook. The unfortunate reality is that not all ideas are created equal. How do you know if yours is a good one? The Obvious Need If you’re like me, you find an opportunity in every…

Perception is Reality. What is Yours?

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / July 13, 2011

Sight, Hearing, Taste, Smell and Touch: our five senses shape our worldview. We interpret to arrive at an opinion, and those opinions form the base of all future interactions. Perception becomes our reality. Truth is in the eye of the beholder. Whether accurate or not, if you arrive late on your first day of work, I will assume you are unpunctual, disinterested and lacking professionalism.  Despite a top…

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