As a full-time, self-employed consultant, my health and retirement benefits must be taken care of separately. While having private insurance isn’t necessarily expensive, it’s not always easy to figure it out. Fortunately I’ve found a few great women to assist me. Thanks to their help I am well on my way to being healthy, happy […]
Recently we enrolled our dog in a social behavior modification training program at Performance Dogs to help him socialize better with dogs and people, while getting lots of exercise. We rescued Sampson, a blue Pit Bull, more than two years ago. And while we don’t think he was physically abused, we do know that he […]
I’ve been working since I was 15. For more than half my life I’ve had the privilege of working for others in a variety of organizations. Each job has taught me different life skills as well as those which have contributed to my overall skill set as a marketer and strategist. While each manager, director […]
Some people have a stack of books by the side of their bed. Me, I have stack of podcasts that pile up on iTunes. I love podcasts because they can go anywhere. When I drove to an office or took the metro to work, I would use that opportunity to listen to podcasts. Not only […]
This year I spent Valentine’s Day with Watson. Watson, of course is IBM’s super computer that is competing on Jeopardy against accomplished champions of the game show. The three-day event aims to show-off Watson’s computer skills and ability to answer natural language questions. So far, so good. And I am in love.
Those who know me, know that I love typographic design. I love the shape of letters. The beauty of counter space. The delight of clever kerning. This weekend I revisited one of my favorite documentaries, Helevetica.
In 2008, I applied and was accepted into the Masters of Science Communications Design program at Pratt Institute. At first I deferred admission, and then ultimately decided to decline admission. But not because I didn’t want to go — I did! While there were a number of factors that influenced my decision, I decided to […]
Early this week, my Twitter feed was a-buzz with talk about Quora, the online and user-generated and edited collection of questions and their answers. After browsing the site, I created an account and started answering questions. I can easily say that Quora will become a big part of my suggested marketing strategies in the year […]
Working from home affords me the luxury of doing laundry, dishes, cleaning, walking the dog, and watching tv during the day. While some may discourage multi-tasking, I embrace it. I’ve found that having the freedom to do what I want when I want to makes me more focused. It also provides me many opportunities to […]
As we look ahead to the new year, it’s hard not to get lost in predictions and retrospects. For many small businesses, the goal is simply to maintain rather than evolve. However, I strongly encourage all companies, big and small, to pick one thing to learn more about, or grow, or implement in 2011. Whether […]