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    Ditch the Pitch: An Interview with Steve Yastrow

    Recently, I had the privilege to connect with Steve Yastrow, a former marketing executive and the founder of Yastrow & Company, a consulting organization that helps businesses improve results through breakthrough marketing, customer relationship, and sales ideas. Steve’s new book, Ditch the Pitch: The Art of Improvised Persuasion, makes the case against a standard sales …

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    Aerodynamics of Yes: An Interview with Christian Capozzoli

    Recently, I had the privilege of grabbing coffee with Christian Capozzoli, one of New York City’s top improvisational comedians, the author of the improv manual, Aerodynamics of Yes, and a member of the team “Bucky” at the famous Upright Citizen’s Brigade theater. In addition to his presence at UCB, Christian is a respected teacher for …

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    Romancing the Brand: An Interview with Tim Halloran

    Recently I had the privilege of connecting with Tim Halloran, President of Brand Illumination and author of the new book Romancing the Brand: How Brands Create Strong, Intimate Relationships with Consumers. We discussed the key ingredients needed for a strong brand, how small businesses can take the first step to create meaningful, long-term relationships with …

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    Side-Hustling: Chantel Waterbury, CEO of Chloe + Isabel

    I recently had a chance to catch up with Chantel Waterbury, founder and CEO of Chloe + Isabel, an exciting jewelry company that employs merchandisers to build their brand. It is very popular with Millennials, and each merchandiser is essentially an entrepreneur “side-hustling” to bring in extra income, which makes Chantel an excellent addition to …

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    How do you get ahead in the workplace?

    Some people over-deliver on projects they are assigned, hoping to be recognized with increased pay or a promotion. Others look for inefficiencies in the company that can serve as new leadership opportunities. Still, some employees favor becoming a voice of the brand, writing external-facing articles and speaking …

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    Young & Reckless: An Interview with Chris “Drama” Pfaff

    This was one of my favorite interviews. A couple of weeks ago, I got a chance to chat with Chris “Drama” Pfaff. At only 26 years old, Drama is a successful entrepreneur and the star of 3 hit MTV shows, including the new season of Fantasy Factory which premiered this month. He also has a …

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    Fit at Last: An Interview with Ken Blanchard

    Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with Ken Blanchard, one of the most influential business leadership experts and author of the iconic One Minute Manager. His newest book, Fit at Last, demonstrates how his leadership techniques can be applied to achieving success and strengthening commitment by chronicling his journey to better health. We discussed …

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    Economy of You: An Interview with Kimberly Palmer

    Recently, I spoke with Kimberly Palmer, senior money editor and Alpha Consumer blogger at U.S. News & World Report. Kimberly is also a successful “side-hustler,” building an Etsy shop of money planners to help create some financial freedom. She also is releasing a new book, entitled The Economy of You: Discover Your Inner Entrepreneur and …

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    Side-Hustling: Angelo Sotira, CEO of deviantART

    Up next in the “Side-Hustle” series is Angelo Sotira, CEO of deviantART, an online community and marketplace for artists to showcase and sell their art that was founded in 2000. Angelo founded deviantART at the age of 19, but it wasn’t his first company. At the age of 15, he built and eventually sold a …

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    POWER of Branding: An Interview with J.D. Power

    Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with James David “Dave” Power III, the visionary entrepreneur whose company, J.D. Power & Associates, has become a household name since it’s inception in 1968. Dave shares many of his successes and failures in the new book, POWER: How J.D. Power III Became the Auto Industry’s Adviser, Confessor, …

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