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Dare Mighty Things - mantra for all entrepreneurs and creators

Posted by Joe on Friday, December 18, 2015, In : Professional Development 
One of my favorite quotes is quite apropos for all entrepreneurs and creatives:

It is not the critic who counts; nor the one who points out how the strong person stumbled, or where the doer of a deed could have done better.

The credit belongs to the person who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; who does actually strive to do deeds; w...

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Cialdini - The Science of Persuasion

Posted by Joe on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, In : Professional Development 
I love being involved with the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business serving on the Marketing Executive Board. As part of my involvement there, I agreed to be the first participant in professor Jennifer Osbon's book club with marketing students. Tomorrow night I will be discussing Cialdini's fantastic book:

Influence: Science and Practice by Robert B. Cialdini (affiliate link)

Here is a cool illustrated video that explains the concepts in the book:




Hope you enjoy,
Joe


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Why I Am Bringing The AgencySparks Team To TEDxPeachtree

Posted by Joe on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, In : Professional Development 


I wrote a brief piece that appears on the TEDxPeachtree blog last month:

I am a firm believer in lifelong learning as a way to constantly evolve ourselves by feeding our minds with new ideas and experiences. TED Talks and more specifically TEDxPeachtree, offers me the opportunity to put away my mobile phone and laptop for a day to learn, mingle, and share with like-minded individuals from other professions.

As the founder and CEO of AgencySparks, I have built my company culture on the ideal of ...

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The Value of Mentorship

Posted by Joe on Saturday, March 1, 2014, In : Professional Development 
I have been fortunate to have some excellent mentors over the course of my career.  

Here are some of the pieces of advice they have given me in recent years:
  • Keep your knees bent (skiing analogy to be prepared for change). (MW)
  • When considering your next opportunity, remember to weigh the intangibles. (KG)
  • Join an organization where you know what you do well will make a big impact. (KG)
  • Don't jump into your next career.  Take some time to reflect and make a sound decision. (DW)
  • Take a trip or othe...

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