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Summer Reading List 2015: Game-Changing Inspiration

On a recent trip to Portland, Oregon, I not-so-accidentally landed in my favorite book shop (more like a department store for bookworms like myself). Most of you are probably thinking, why am I still reading the paper stuff? Though I’ve attempted to read from e-readers and my tablet, a book, to me, just has a […]

Makes Cents to Support Local Business

It thrills me to see the steady expansion of smart local businesses (not to say that I don’t shop at mega international vendors, that tends to be a given). Smart means local coffee shops like JJ Bean, opening their 16th location in March. These businesses often figured out the region’s market formula. Starting off conservatively, […]

Highlights of Lessons Learned from 2014

Looking back on blog posts from the past 12 months there was so much to be learned. Here’s a roundup of five lessons learned from 2014. To read on about how I came across these gems of knowledge you can find related blog posts for these particular lessons referenced in their corresponding links. 5. Wearable […]

Why Geek is Chic in 2014

In the 90s super brainy and socially awkward Steve Urkel from the TV sitcom Family Matters was considered the quintessential geek, a character that none of the cool kids in school aspired to be. According to the Oxford Dictionary a geek is defined as, “An unfashionable or socially inept person” or a knowledgeable and obsessive […]

The Upside of Being Thrown in the Deep End

Be it a job or a favor, have you ever felt you’ve not understood all there is to an opportunity before committing to it? Perhaps you were distracted by the proverbial dangling of the carrot, be it the payoff or benefits. Or, maybe, you thought you were being of service to a friend. Then, only […]

Lessons We Can Learn from Great Organizations: Disrupting the Family

I spend a lot of late nights cultivating relationships with family and friends. Like any another evening, I was speaking to a close confidante, Peter (Pseudonym), about his issues in relating. He yearns to have a good relationship with his extended family members, but he’s not sure if it’s possible. He’s also afraid of rejection […]

A Holiday Greeting | A Note of Thanks

How was your 2013? Give yourself a moment to reflect up on it. Whether it’s changes at work, with relationships or with your health and well-being, my hope is that you are able to appreciate who you are and the people and things that bring you peace, joy, love and teach you life’s lessons. On […]

The Connoisseur’s Fall Reading List 2013

Dare I say the dreaded word, but the changing colors of falling leaves don’t lie, autumn is here. With chillier evenings and rainier days to come, the perfect way to spend time indoors is curled up with a good read (whether you enjoy paper or paperless copies, though I encourage you to pay it forward […]

Marketers Rank Blogging for Business a Top Priority

Creating a connection with clients is what every entrepreneur knows they should be doing to develop business. But how many know which is the best way to reach their clients? When it comes to social media, there seems to be an ever growing number of tools and strategies, which one is the best to use […]

What I Learned From Oprah

“I know many of you grew up with me! Some of you started watching when you were 10 with your mothers and now some of you are mothers yourself (laughingly, Oprah mentioned that this was an indicator for her to stop doing the Oprah show, which aired as the top rated daytime talk show for […]