A Different Way to Approach Feedback and Criticism

Too often we fall into the trap of measuring the value of what we create based on others’ perceptions. I do this when I write a blog post and eagerly wait to read the feedback and see what people think. I consider it success when something I create is popular

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New Infographic Highlights The Strengths of Hiring Millennials

A new infographic courtesy of UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School has given employers another reason to take a close look at what millennials can contribute to the workforce. As Forbes puts it, this new research data gives us a reason to shed previous stereotypes of millennials that focus on them being apathetic.

Are Too Many People Going to College?

There are several different opinions that vary on this issue. Yes: too many people are going to college and racking up debt for themselves while the government is subsidizing their expenses. No: college is an essential aspect of someone’s life and a gateway to a meaningful career. To keep it

10 Qualities of a Good Writer

Keep in mind that there’s always exceptions to the rule, but these are qualities found in most good writers. 10. Punctuality: the writer is timely and fulfills commitments. 9. Magnanimity: the writer gives credit where it’s due. 8. Credibility: the writer is persuasive. 7. Industry: the writer never stops writing.

Are Soda CSR Campaigns Really Misleading?

I read a disturbing bit of news yesterday. A Policy Forum article from Washington has been released asserting that corporate social responsibility (CSR) campaigns by soda companies such as PepsiCo and Coca-Cola are misleading and don’t face enough regulation from the government in comparison to Tobacco companies. I strongly disagree.

3 Ways We’re Attracted to Brands Like We’re Attracted to People

What makes a product brandable, or rather, have the ability to be promoted effectively? I liken the dynamic to relationships. Specifically, how people are attracted to other people. It takes three ingredients: 1. Appearance Aesthetically, how does a brand and its product appear to the consumer? For most of us,

At Some Point, Any Step is in the Right Direction

We love to talk a lot about what we’ll accomplish someday. Friends get together and find pleasure in dreaming like teenagers. “Eventually, I’ll get out of this town. Eventually, I’ll get the job I’ve always wanted.” Something strange happens. We stagnate, and not for any particular reason. Your environment has