New TED Talk: The Innovation of Immigrants

Here's my newest TED talk, from TEDxFrontRange 2015 Heroes are found through stories, many of which are as close as our family members. The stories of the challenges, struggles and successes of immigrants can lend guidance and inspiration in our everyday pursuits.

Free Book Promotion

This weekend, my first book, How to Get Sponsorships and Endorsements, will be free to download on Amazon.com! Building a relationship with a corporate sponsor is one of the most important things an organization needs to do in order to achieve its mission. Sponsors can not only provide a source of income, but also increased … Continue reading Free Book Promotion

7 Essential Tips to Prepare for Your TED Talk

This is a follow up to my first guide on How to Get a TED Talk (and what to do when you get there). As I am getting ready to present my fifth TEDx talk, I wanted to share some of the best practices I’ve learned along the way on preparing for a TED talk. … Continue reading 7 Essential Tips to Prepare for Your TED Talk

11 Options Available for New MBA Graduates to Launch Their Careers

  For the past few years, there has been an onslaught of articles questioning the worth of higher education. Many of these have been examining the return on investment for MBA programs as well. Yet for all of the number crunching and statistics (hint: almost every major study confirms that education pays off), I found … Continue reading 11 Options Available for New MBA Graduates to Launch Their Careers

Social Media Listening Tools That Everyone Should Be Using

Are you listening? Are you really listening? I’ve mentioned it a few times before: treat social media more like a telephone and less like a megaphone. However, some might not know how or where  to listen. This is important because you want to know what’s being said about you and where are they saying it. You’ll also want to know how … Continue reading Social Media Listening Tools That Everyone Should Be Using

Forbes Feature – The Millennial Game Plan: Career And Money Secrets To Succeed In Today’s World

  Today, the newest book in the Forbes Signature Series was released. It's The Millennial Game Plan: Career And Money Secrets To Succeed In Today's World by Laura Shin. It features some very personal stories with yours truly. Yes, it's true that I originally dropped out of college to be a rockstar and that I was laid … Continue reading Forbes Feature – The Millennial Game Plan: Career And Money Secrets To Succeed In Today’s World

Interview with Business Info Guide

I recently did an interview with @bizauthor of Business Info Guide about the inspiration behind my book, How to Get Sponsorships and Endorsements, as well as how I like to stay organized for productivity. Check it out here.

Thoughts about the Status Quo

During a long drive today, I had some time to think about the status quo, tradition, and people who justify their actions because "that's the way it's always been done." Here are some thoughts about that: If you do what you've always done, you'll never achieve more than you ever have. In fact, the law … Continue reading Thoughts about the Status Quo

Using Social Media to Deliver Strategic Communications

It's common to hear phrases like "think strategically," "strategic communications," or "marketing strategy." Yet, for all of our education and focus on using strategy to deliver key initiatives, one thing is often overlooked: delivery of that information. This seems to be especially the case with social media and how many organizations approach it. In my experience, … Continue reading Using Social Media to Deliver Strategic Communications

Leadership Lessons from the Lion King

While watching the Lion King last night, I couldn't help but think of Simon Sinek's quote, "There are leaders and then there those who lead." It's like the old leadership proverb, "He who thinks he leads, but has no followers, is merely taking a walk." For those unfamiliar with the story, Scar is the disgruntled … Continue reading Leadership Lessons from the Lion King