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Monthly Archive for: ‘January, 2007’

  • Comedian

    Jerry Seinfeld is one of the most successful entertainers of our time. He had a stand up comedy career in the ’80s that led him to be the highest paid entertainer and to the most popular television program of the ’90s “Seinfeld.” The show ran …

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  • Elevator Pitch: YOUR TV Show Opening Narration

    It’s important to have an “elevator speech.” A 30-second summary of what you’re working on to tell the boss… When meeting new people, a quick way to summarize the value of your company and what you do. It can be challenging to boil down what …

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  • Solve Anything – With Three Key Steps

    I love cheat sheets… pages, charts, process flow, lists that chop complex ideas into small chunks. The following is adapted from a design process presented in the endnotes of Seth Godin’s book “Free Prize Inside.” This works extremely well for problem solving, product development, and …

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  • New Year’s Resolution: ‘Comp Yourself’

    Happy New Year! It’s resolution season. How do you avoid the let-down, after you have enthusiastically created resolutions for a new year, starting with a clean slate, and by February you’ve stopped working at them? Here is a New Year’s Resolution… nay… a life philosophy… …

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  • Qualities of a Good Leader

    How are you performing as a leader? The January issue of Harvard Business Review (HBR) magazine is chock full of great leadership advice. One article that especially stands out is “The Tests of a Leader: What to Ask the Person in the Mirror” by Robert …

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  • How to Be Different: “Create A Contagion”

    The crux of Guy Kawasaki’s book “The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything” is about turning ideas into action! In chapter 9, “The Art of Branding,” Guy offers advice on how to create a remarkable product or brand. Who: …

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  • Periodic Table of Visualization Methods

    Ever have information you need to present but just don’t know how to organize it? Knowing a picture is worth a thousand words – something visual would be just the trick. Get inspired by the Periodic Table of Visual Methods on the Visual Literacy website. …

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  • New Year’s Resolution That’ll Stick – Inbox Sand, Jan. ’07

    Happy New Year! Looking for a New Year’s Resolution you may be able to sustain for the year… or for at least a few months? This month I offer a practical and stick-to-able New Year’s Resolution that you just may adopt as a life philosophy. …

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  • Sweet Technology

    I’m in the Orlando airport en route to Amsterdam using my Mac with a free airport wireless connection. I’m reading installments on Engadget featuring live updates of the Macworld 2007 keynote address of Steve Jobs is presenting Apple’s new technology. Above is Apple’s new iPhone… …

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  • Success Tips for Work… Life…

    Looking for some – or more – words to live by? The cartoonist and author Scott McCloud, in his recent book, “Making Comics” offers great advice in his book’s closing. While Scott’s advice is targeted toward cartoonists… It is great work and life advice for …

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