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Networking

The Five-Minute Favor

In business and life, any five-minute favor is worth your time. Give without any expectation of return, and good things will happen.

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Branding

Don’t Trident my iPhone, Apple.

Product vs packaging. Is the packaging simply something to be taken at face-value, or is it a symbol of something more important? Something more “make-or-break”.

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Pet Peeves

Flush the Flushing

Pet peeves. We’ve all got them. In fact, to some of you, the expression “pet peeve” may be one of them. But don’t tell that to Merriam-Webster. I digress. As a former student of journalism and lover of language, many of my peeves were born of use, overuse, or misuse of words, phrases and expressions. […]

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Hustle

Always Call Customer Service. Always.

They say everything is negotiable. Maybe that’s an overstatement, but so few people really take full advantage of that maxim. I’m not just talking about negotiating on price; in fact, I’m not going to address “haggling” at all. Instead, let’s discuss customer service with regards to past purchases. In the 5+ years that I’ve been […]

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Hustle

Free Time? Not Free.

More free time. That’s what everyone wants, right? You know–Working for the weekend. Retirement. But what is free time, really? A couple hours to binge Game of Thrones or catch up on The Bachelor. (They tell me that The Bachelor escaped the house, made a break for it, and was on the lam. “They” are […]