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Resume advice from Henry David Thoreau

Resume advice from Henry David Thoreau

“In most books, I, or first person, is omitted; in this it will be retained; that, in respect to egotism, is the main difference. We commonly do not remember  that it is, after all, always the first person that is speaking. I should not talk…

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How to avoid career paralysis: crafting your own personal value statement

How to avoid career paralysis: crafting your own personal value statement

I spend important time with clients framing their unique, specific and vivid story: the pitch for the gig that will get them where they want to go. This brief statement presents what they care about, what they have achieved and why a hirer should pay…

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Design innovation: notes from product designers

Design innovation: notes from product designers

Following are some notes I made at a recent panel of product designers in NYC. Single Use vs Swiss Army Knife. There’s a significant difference in the way the Americans and the Chinese use mobile apps. In the West, designers prefer apps that do one…

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Is strengthening your skills really what you are dreaming of?

Is strengthening your skills really what you are dreaming of?

Michael Scott talks about his leadership skills. When I work with clients who tell me they want to improve their leadership skills or build stronger teams or present better or be stronger in interviews, I always ask them why they want this. What are they…

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To get progress do you accentuate the positive or eliminate the negative?

To get progress do you accentuate the positive or eliminate the negative?

“Anthony. What is it you want to achieve here?” I had a fascinating conversation with a psychiatrist recently. While she was not focused on the creative professions, it seemed that many of her clients had similar issues to mine, and were stymied in their attempts…

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When is your great idea just so much hot air?

When is your great idea just so much hot air?

  You probably have a million great ideas. But they are all worth nothing unless you develop them, or publish, or execute, or produce something from those ideas. Without your action they are just hot air. But the leap to action can seem daunting –…

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Want a response to your email request? Make your question easy to answer.

Want a response to your email request? Make your question easy to answer.

You open your email and you are faced with a bunch of questions that want answering. Some of these are easy ones: yes/no, no-brainers, and you can quickly get them off the list. “OK done.”  But some of them are harder requiring deeper consideration: “I’ll…

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Here’s a lively letter of introduction: Copland writes about young Bernstein

Here’s a lively letter of introduction: Copland writes about young Bernstein

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Pollock found in top 25 Business Coach profiles in NYC!

Pollock found in top 25 Business Coach profiles in NYC!

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Top 7 sound-bites from BuzzFeed Prez, Greg Coleman

Top 7 sound-bites from BuzzFeed Prez, Greg Coleman

On BuzzFeed’s crazy-fast growth When he started out, BuzzFeed founder Jonah Perretti was experimenting with contagious media in his Chinatown lab – because he was interested in what would work and not because he was following a business plan. At BuzzFeed we live in a…

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