Say what?!? Conventional wisdom says that if you want to be a success, you need a degree in whatever field you want to work in. No degree, no chance. While that is true for some fields (for example, please do not try to be a nurse if you have not gone to college!), it is just not the case in […]
In a corporate environment, the focus of a job interview has long been demonstrating your match to the skills and experience outlined in the job description. In my experience with startups, that is still necessary, but not sufficient. Today’s business world has become totally customer driven, so customer-centric and people abilities really make the difference […]
In college, a summer retail job seemed like easy work with little commitment where I could punch in, punch out, earn some money, and spend the rest of my time doing what I loved. When it seemed like only retail jobs were available once I finally graduated with a degree, it quickly became apparent that […]
As a mentor to aspiring entrepreneurs, and having graduated from a big company myself, I talk to many people who have spent years struggling up the corporate ladder and dream of jumping ship to become an entrepreneur. I typically suggest that the grass always looks greener on the other side, and the move from employee […]
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“What the heck does that mean?” If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me that after I introduced myself, I’d be sitting on my own private island right about now. I’ve had a few unique roles in my career—instructional technologist, principal consultant, product strategist. It’s not surprising that people don’t get exactly […]
You’ll work harder and better if you feel a sense of meaning or purpose to what you do. We all want our lives to have meaning and to feel like what we are doing is what we were born to do. We all have something within us that is ours and ours alone. Something that […]
I talk to many people who have spent years struggling up the corporate ladder who dream of jumping ship and becoming an entrepreneur. I hasten to tell them that every job move is fraught with risk, but the move from employee to entrepreneur is on the high end of the risk curve. It’s a big […]