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[Tips for Women Entrepreneurs ] “I Can Do That”

I hope to have coffee soon with a friend I’ll call “Margie.” While it won’t be Wizard of Oz dialogue (Cowardly Lion: “What makes a king out of a slave? Courage!”), there will some similarities. And those similarities will have a lesson for entrepreneurs who are female. For starters, the impact and power and roles […]

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[Tips for Company Founders] Paging Betty Crocker: Culture is not a Cake Mix

A chuckle was the first reaction when I saw Ann Handley’s (@marketingprofs) retweet of Ted Minnini’s post – For Sale: Business Culture – on the retailing of the Zappos culture. Zappos founder and CEO Tony Hseih – whose company was recently sold to Amazon – has been offering 2 days seminars for people to learn […]

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[Life Back West] October 2009 – “Moving Day”

Boxes weren’t packed but files had been saved and addresses were changed: it was moving day at BackWest.com earlier this month. Gone was the former hosting company Dotster, whose spotty reliability made visiting the Back West website a hit and miss proposition. “New” was web hosting company JustHost.com, (#2 on this ratings recap here ). […]

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[Managing Your Career] Is Someone on Facebook / LinkedIn Stalking You?

Help! I think I’m being stalked. Not the case of “someone’s watching you at home, better protect your family” sort of way, but being followed, and for five months no less. And funny thing is my bet is that the would-be stalkers – G.J. King and Darek DeFreece – don’t even know they’re stalking me. […]

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Save the Whales – And Your (Career) Network!

Save the Whales was founded 1977 to preserve endangered species of whales. With tongue someplace in cheek, preserving your career network may not be far behind. Act now or your career network too will be endangered Why is this important? Because your career network is probably the most important asset you have today for getting […]

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[Through the Glass Door] “Don’t Leave Before You Leave”

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Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg offers some gems of advice on her work/life philosophy in the September 23, 2009 issue of Fortune to people in general and women in specific. Sandberg writes “But after watching talented woman after talented woman pass up opportunities, I realized that too many women make the mistake of leaving before they […]

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I’ll Take China

My first trip to China last week as part of work with a client brought back memories of business from almost three decades ago. It was a different time and a very different place, but ff you worked in business in the 1980’s in the United States, all eyes seemed to be focused on Japan. […]

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[Land O’Spin] The Genentech Talent Factory

There are a number of the ways to spot effective leadership over a period of time. One to watch is the degree to which people from the leader’s organization succeed outside the firm. While this is a knife that cuts two ways, as covered below, it’s a quick test to see if that leader has […]

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