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    Senior Year In The “Real World”

    For those who remember the good old days when we were still in school…

    Freshman year is when you are just getting acclimated. Sophomore year, you start to figure things out and gain some confidence. Junior year is about hitting your stride and performing well, and then senior year is about planning for the next …

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    Posted in Career Development, gen-y, Misc, Personal Branding

    Writing Tools, Part 2 – Living With An iPad

    In less than a month, my Apple iPad has become an everyday writing tool, significantly increasing my efficiency and effectiveness.

    In Part 1, last week, I described some of the specific ways I use my iPad for writing and marketing.

    This week, I’d like to describe my reactions to the iPad as a newcomer to …

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    Posted in authors corner, guest post, Misc, Success Strategies

    The Good (and Bad) of Winning an Inc 500 Award

    This year’s list of fastest-growing companies in the U.S. as ranked by Inc magazine was released this week.  Entrepreneurs everywhere are salivating over the successful men and women who’ve led their companies to a spot on this prestigious list in 2011.

    First off, congrats to those individuals and their companies.  It’s a sure sign of …

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    Posted in Misc, Networking, Sound Branding, Success Story

    Personal Branding Interview: Steven Levy

    Today, I spoke to Steven Levy, who is the author of In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives. He is a senior writer at Wired, and was formerly senior editor and chief technology correspondent for Newsweek. In this interview, Steven reveals some secrets from one of the most prize companies in the …

    Posted in Book Reviews, Interview, Misc, People, Personal Branding

    Disagree With Personal Branding? Read This!

    I took a week vacation, where I was barely online (it costs 59 cents per minute to use the cruise ship internet service) and I thought really hard about all the criticism that personal branding has received in 2009.  I’ve heard rants from people who think personal branding is selfish and others from people who …

    Posted in Marketing, Misc, Personal Branding

    7 Funny Personal Branding Cartoons

    Some personal branding cartoons for a good laugh.

    #1 Marketing

    #2 First impressions

    #3 Egosurfing

    #4 Dressed for success?

    #5 Aloof

    #6 Googlebot

    #7 Having a plan

    This cartoon is by Dave Walker.

    Bonus #8

    If you like this, you might also enjoy my 20 Best-ever Web Comics About the Job You Want to Leave.…

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    Posted in Brand Yourself As, eBrand, Marketing, Misc, Personal Branding

    Road to Me 2.0: The Book’s Introduction Revealed

    This is the complete introduction for my new book, Me 2.0: Build a Powerful Brand to Achieve Career Success (Kaplan, April 7). Me 2.0 is already available for purchase and will hit book stores on March 31st, but my promotional plan is still targetting April 7th.  The book, as well as myself, was recently cited …

    Posted in Me 2.0, Misc, Personal Branding

    Road to Me 2.0: The Benefits and Obstacles of Publishing a Book

    As I near my book launch, which is set for April 7th, I want to reflect back on the process and the perceived benefits and obstacles for publishing a book. Looking back, I laugh because I never used to like reading, writing or presenting, yet that is much of what I do these days.  The …

    Posted in Career Development, Me 2.0, Misc, Personal Branding, Positioning

    Personal Branding Interview: Richard Thaler

    Today, I spoke with Richard Thaler, who is a professor at the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago.  He also authored the bestselling book Nudge.  Richard talks about what a nudge is, an example of a nudge, how they can help us make better business decisions and how technology fits in the picture.…

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    Personal Branding on Display

    What if you were applying for a job and as part of the application, you have to write a post for the company’s blog?

    There are no other requirements for the post and you can write about anything you want.

    This is actually happening right now at an innovation consultancy in Richmond, Virginia! The company, …

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    Posted in Career Development, eBrand, Interview, Misc, Personal Branding, Recruitment, Social Media
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