Shortcuts

When I was in fourth grade, my family moved across town to be closer to the restaurant we owned. My new elementary school was only about a mile from our home so I walked home everyday. Soon, I made friends who lived near me and they told me about their super-secret shortcut. The shortcut involved … Continue reading Shortcuts

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Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop

A few weeks ago, I put my notice in at work with no set plans, no confirmed next step. I just knew that it was no longer my place. That night, I received affirmation by way of fortune cookie: Some thoughts: I realize how many of us end up in a trap. We have been … Continue reading Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop

How to Get a TED Talk

My newest TED talk, "How to Get a TED Talk," has just been uploaded to YouTube (though it has been retitled to "Pitching Your Way to the TEDx Stage"). Here it is: I hope you enjoy it. If you do, please consider sharing it. Thank you!

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

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

Creating the Right Team: Passion Makes the Difference

  During the past month, I've been a part of two hiring committees and served as an advisor for the recruitment efforts of four other groups. I've combed through hundreds of resumes, read responses to supplemental questions that have been asked, and have had the privilege of meeting some incredible talent. Anyone who has been … Continue reading Creating the Right Team: Passion Makes the Difference

How to Google Yourself (and Why You Should Do It)

Googling yourself isn't just a running joke on 30 Rock, it's actually important for brands, reputation management, background checks, and privacy. Whether you are launching a marketing campaign, conducting a job search, or just curious about what comes up with your name, you'll want to "Google yourself" properly with these steps: Learn how to use … Continue reading How to Google Yourself (and Why You Should Do It)

Avoid Using Auto-Reply Messages Like the Plague

These days, do you hear anyone complaining that they don't receive enough email? "I wish I had more pointless messages coming into my overcrowded email box," said no one ever. This is why I am against using auto-reply messages for any reason other than their intended use: as an away message (and even then, we … Continue reading Avoid Using Auto-Reply Messages Like the Plague

The Best Form of Revenge Is…

  Rejection. It can sting. Whether a potential employer or current supervisor that doesn't give you the opportunity to shine, the reality is that sooner or later, you’re going to face rejection. How you deal with that rejection can ultimately determine your success. I once heard that the best form of revenge is success. In … Continue reading The Best Form of Revenge Is…

5 Things You Can Learn From Your Day Job for Any Career

  Last week, I posted an article on my Music Marketing blog called "5 Things You Can Learn From Your Day Job in Your Music Career." After thinking about it some more, I realized that it could apply to any type of career. These are basic skills that entrepreneurs should be picking up as learning experienced … Continue reading 5 Things You Can Learn From Your Day Job for Any Career