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The Specials this Week are
Brass Tack Thinking
But I really think they missed the mark with The Influence Project, in a big way, and confused the idea of âinfluenceâ with ego.
With small- and medium-sized business playing such a critical role in the health of our nationâs economy, it is no surprise that there are thousands of blogs aimed at helping people grow or manage their companies. However, with so many blogs written for the entrepreneur or business owner, we felt it important to highlight the ones we believe offer fresh insight or the most value.
One Mann’s Opinion
Many in the room thought we should stop leaning on certain phrases and terms.
The challenge is to know when a saying becomes a clichÃ© and when a clichÃ© becomes a crutch.
I raised my hand, I gripped the microphone. And, in front of 75 odd people – some I know and some I donât, I said, âThis has always been my dream. I would love to have a television show focused on telling peopleâs stories – average, everyday people. We all have a story.
C-Level Strategies & Awakenings
Successful people are, generally speaking, open to and aware of opportunities and they approach their visions and dreams with intent.
And yet we often hide from our success in important ways that dim our ability to inspire and energize others and thus impact the world. What do I mean by that?
Online Media Daily
Meanwhile, displaying a degree of comfort bordering on foolishness, 42% of respondents think photos of themselves visibly intoxicated make appropriate Facebook fare, while 32% say photos of themselves or others making obscene gestures are okay. That’s despite the fact that two-thirds — 63% — claim to use Facebook as a career networking tool.
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Yes, logo design is only one facet of the powerful force that we call brand identity. Yes, a branded design environment can communicate sophisticated brand meaning without much (any?) usage of logos. But some âbrand gurusâ or âbrand evangelistsâ (translation: âbastions of corporate pretensionâ) seem to enjoy making hyperbolic pronouncements just to sound shocking or cutting-edge. Logo design is not dead.
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