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Why You Should Ignore Him And Listen to The Leaders of The New School

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In a recent interview with Noah Smith, Marc Andreessen gave the most out-of-touch response for a venture capitalist when asked by Smith “If you could give some advice — career advice, or otherwise — to a smart 23-year-old American today, what would it be?”

First off I don’t know why…

This is how you keep it from happening to you, protect your intellectual property: trade secrets, patents, trademarks, and copyright know the difference

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Can you imagine inspiration striking, knocked you upside your head? The universe got your attention. Your muse was on duty this day. Overwhelmed you start messy crying, think of Viola Davis in Fences. …

What The Running Industry Needs

Running + Entertainment = Runutainment

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Footwear News asked a few Presidents and CEO’s what the biggest trends in fashion/retail would be in 2021 and Ankur Amin, CEO, TGS Holdings (Parent company to Extra Butter) said, “It will be experiential retail. Brick-and-mortar retail will need to be more disruptive.” …

Dare to want more

How to lead from the outside: a primer from an introvert

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There’s a half-moon circle, where cars line up, and it extends, snaking on a two-way street. Parents, nannies, and Uber drivers patiently wait their turn to get to the elementary school’s front entrance. …

Death to Chit Chat Podcasts

Chasing vanity metrics instead of investing in the long tail game of producing dramatic podcast

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Podcasts are at an inflection point. Because anyone with a phone and Anchor can start a podcast. Does that mean they should create a podcast? I’ve had this argument with myself for a while, and I crack myself up, so I figured I’d share those thoughts with you. I love…

Three brands at different levels one commonality

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On December 22, 2020, I logged into Instagram, and there is a clip of someone vigorously applying what appears to be body butter in preparation to brave the elements. Black doesn’t crack, but it gets ashy. I needed some light-hearted humor, so my eyes stayed fixed on the screen. There…

Out of touch elites are at it again

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In August 2020, the most extended year in history, Prince Harry wrote a well-intentioned op-ed for Fast Company. In it, Harry said: “Our message was clear: The digital landscape is unwell and companies like yours have the chance to reconsider your role in funding and supporting online platforms that have…

Insights from Lead From The Outside preface and introduction

Stacey Abrams provides a case study on leadership and how to respond after a setback. Abrams said: “I sat shiva for ten days. Then I started plotting.” …

The ruthless art of eliminating excess in your life in order to find and maintain your peace

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A young immigrant boy from Barbados growing up in Brooklyn didn’t own name brand clothes. …

There are only three concepts you have to know.

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Nicky Saunders is not your average content creator. She is not the type that will hit you in your DM with offers of creating unique cartoons, promises of instantly grow your account, or my most annoying inquiry DM me, let’s collaborate contact my main account. Nope, that’s not her style…

Derek Oxley

Host of BTW Podcast:( ) a show that amplifies ordinary people who are doing EXTRAordinary things in their communities

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