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    Graduating in This Economy

    In Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers, it is argued that the year you are born could have a monumental impact on the success you see in your lifetime.  For example, in the 1860s and 1870s, the US economy went through an amazing boom.  If you were lucky enough to be born in the 1830s, then you had …

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    Posted in Job Search, Personal Branding, Recruitment

    Balancing Casualness and Formality

    I just spent the past week at an industry conference, and after returning home, have come to appreciate the intricacies of personal branding and how you should conduct yourself when meeting a slew of new people, especially in a business setting.

    The truth is, I am fond of people watching; I am fascinated by human …

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    Posted in Career Development, Networking, Personal Branding, Reputation Management

    Being a Smooth Operator

    Happy Valentine’s Day, and I hope everybody is having a great 2009!

    What better day than today to discuss what it means to be a smooth operator.

    What is a smooth operator?

    To be a smooth operator means you’re able to handle situations with ease, no matter

    how complex the situation is.  It doesn’t matter …

    Posted in Corporate Branding, Interview, Personal Branding, Positioning, Reputation Management

    Personal Branding in the Classroom?

    I had a discussion with a friend late last night. He is an old roommate and is now in Japan doing his last semester of law school. While he is a regular reader of my blog, he actually finds personal branding very hard to understand. I’m still trying to determine whether that’s a factor of …

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    Posted in Brand Yourself As, Education, Personal Branding, Reputation Management

    Cut Through The Personal Branding Clutter

    Have it your way. Talk all you want. Converse on Twitter. I do it too.

    But at the end of the day, results speak for themselves. Networking by conversing on Twitter is plain and simple, a terrible way to network. Look at the top people on Twitter based on followers. The majority of them have …

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    Posted in gen-y, Marketing, Networking, Personal Branding, Reputation Management, Social Media

    Your Personal Branding Business Model

    One of the most important aspects of creating a personal brand, is first attempting to determine what your goals are. Are you trying to become the President of the United States, the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, a serial entrepreneur, a social activist? This will certainly help you understand how to frame your brand, …

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    Posted in Brand Yourself As, Career Development, Corporate Branding, Marketing, Personal Branding

    Seth Godin’s Tribes and Why The World Needs Personal Branding

    I’d like to begin by thanking Dan for giving me the opportunity to contribute to Personal Branding Blog, which I will be contributing to on Saturdays. I recently had a chance to read Seth Godin’s new book Tribes.

    My introduction to Tribes

    I was at my desk a few months back, when the CEO of …

    Posted in Book Reviews, Career Development, entrepreneurship, Interview, Personal Branding, Social Media
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