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October 20, 2017
The Power of a Little Idea
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October 14, 2017
You Charge How Much?!

Back when I was getting my speaking business off the ground, I also made ends meet as a graphic designer. One day I was on the phone with a client, and I made a costly mistake. Client: Could we try a different font on the site? Me: Sure! *couple clicks* Refresh the page. Client: Whoa, […]

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September 25, 2017
Cognitive Bias in Business

The Many Ways Thinking Can Go Wrong Our brains are incredible creations. They run on about as much energy as the lightbulb in your fridge, yet it's responsible for making sense out of millions of details all day, every day. Things go well so often that it can be difficult to remember how¬†wrong your brain […]

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September 10, 2017
How Important Is Your Holiday Party

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] It's That Time of Year Again: Time to Plan Your Office Holiday Party Every office is different, every budget is different, and every company's culture is different. But, there's one thing that stays the same: The holiday party is an incredible opportunity to foster employee happiness, show appreciation, and start the new year with […]

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August 2, 2017
Silver Bullet Thinking

Don't Forget the Human Element A wonderful talk on the importance of not ignoring the human element from decisionmaking. "Silver Bullet Thinking" This is a term she used which piqued my interest. It's usually those who think they can find a silver bullet that are most affected by them. "Oracles never stand alone" To gain […]

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July 22, 2017
The Eyes Have It

Psychology of Gaze You're out in the park catching up on Facebook on your phone when, out of nowhere, you feel the distinct sensation that someone is staring at you. You look up from your phone, and sure enough, you see someone looking right at you. We've all had some form of this experience happen […]

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July 5, 2017
Paying Twice On Time

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In my experience talking with individual clients and companies, there's a common thread I've seen when they're stuck in a problem: they value money more than they value time. Too many clients would prefer to spend time on a problem in order to save money, instead of the other way around. They'll say, "Whoa, that's […]

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June 23, 2017
Stupid Skateboard

Growing up, one of my favorite things was going to the grocery store with my Mom. We always made time to check out the magazine aisle, and I'd go straight to the skateboard publications. Every birthday and Christmas I'd ask for one, and eventually my parents gave me one from Wal-Mart. I spent weeks riding […]

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June 20, 2017
Disqualifiers

In my work, I have the unique pleasure of helping a veritable cornucopia of different people. There are entrepreneurs, full time employees who want to start a side hustle, corporations that want to connect with their employees and prospective customers. Every single situation is unique, and it's that kind of variety that I thrive on. […]

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May 24, 2017
My True Superpower

I'm a professional mind reader, but that's not my true superpower; it's paying attention. In high school my debate teacher asked us to try a simple experiment: think of something boring for 2 minutes. We picked a door knob. He started the timer and within 4 seconds it seemed like my mind had pinged from […]

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