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Business Tips from the World of Stand-Up Comedy

By: Guest | February 28, 2013 | 
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Today’s guest post is by Susan Murphy.  I am really fortunate in my line of work that I get to participate in some incredibly rewarding projects with outstanding people. Most recently, I was thrust into the world of stand-up comedy, as I volunteered for the Cracking-Up the Capital Comedy Festival. This four-day festival brought together some of Canada’s top comedic talent, all with a goal to support [&hellip... Read More
Arment Dietrich

Five Tips (and Some Tools) to Manage Information Overload

By: Arment Dietrich | February 27, 2013 | 
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Today’s guest post is by Allen Mireles. How do you manage information overload? We’ve all been there and some of us are are still there. You know, that point in time where you realize you are staring blankly at the computer screen and simply not taking in what you’re reading or watching. Or that moment, in the middle of the night, when you find yourself trying to [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Yahoo! Letter: Was Their Communications Team Consulted?

By: Gini Dietrich | February 25, 2013 | 
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By now, many of you have likely seen (and had some emotion about) the letter that was sent to Yahoo! employees regarding their new policy about no more remote work. In my Facebook stream, emotions ran from: Marissa Mayer is setting back women 20 years or many defiling her use of “easy baby” because she has lots of help with her newborn to the company probably [&hellip... Read More
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Women’s Equality: It Starts with Us or it Stays an Illusion

By: Gini Dietrich | February 21, 2013 | 
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A couple of weeks ago, Sam Fiorella wrote an interesting blog post called, “Under-Representation of Women in Corporate and Political Offices.” In it, he discusses how women make up more than half the population in the United States and comprise nearly 47 percent of the jobs, yet less than 20 percent hold executive seats in either boardrooms or political offices. When I commented on the post, [&hellip... Read More
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Office Life: Google Hits it Out of the Park

By: Guest | February 5, 2013 | 
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Today’s guest post is by Ralph Dopping.  When you think of Google, the last thing you probably consider is how their office space looks. We have all heard about the crazy stuff they do for their people. I had an opportunity to tour their new Toronto offices recently and got a firsthand peek behind the curtain. As of today, Google has approximately 53,546 employees. That’s a jump [&hellip... Read More
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The State of the New York Startup Scene

By: Guest | February 4, 2013 | 
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Today’s guest post is by Andre Archimbaud. As they say, if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. In my 15 years of living in New York City, I’ve seen just this time and again. In days gone by, this statement applied to actors, dancers, singers. While it still holds for that crowd, it now applies to coders and tech geeks. In New [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

What Not to Do: Eight Lessons from Airports

By: Gini Dietrich | January 31, 2013 | 
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As many of you know, I spent a good deal of time on the road last year. Sixty-three trips, to be exact, but who’s counting? During that time, I had the grand opportunity to get to know the way our government runs airports intimately well. How should I say this? It, well, sucks. From people standing around at security while hordes of people wait in line to not [&hellip... Read More
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Two Reasons a Personal Brand is Imperative to Business Growth

By: Gini Dietrich | January 28, 2013 | 
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A couple of weeks ago, I spoke to a group of business leaders about the use of the web to grow their organizations. During the conversation, the issue of personal branding came up. I know, I know. There is a conversation about whether or not personal branding even exists. For sake of this blog post, let’s lean on the side of personal branding as a way [&hellip... Read More
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Getting Things Done: Why Working at Home is Better

By: Gini Dietrich | January 24, 2013 | 
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Yesterday, we spent a good hour with Sarah Evans talking about [Re]frame, her book of daily inspirations. During the live Q&A (you can see the archive here), the topic of working at home came up (she works from home about 70 percent of the time and in the Tracky offices the rest). Steven Coyle said he finds working at home really appealing, but a lot people [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Lessons Learned from National Novel Writing Month

By: Gini Dietrich | January 21, 2013 | 
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Many of you have asked me how my fiction writing is going, particularly because I made it public I was participating in National Novel Writing Month this past November. Let’s just say I was very naive about the process. The goal is to write 50,000 words in one month. I accomplished that…gold star for me! But did you know that’s not a full book? It’s only [&hellip... Read More