Influencer Power

A quick tour of Instagram will reveal the power that influencers have in marketing products. These Influencers are using social platforms to reach thousands, if not millions, of followers for product endorsement. Manny the Frenchie, a French bulldog with 4 million followers, models Martha Stewart’s Petsmart products and appeared on Steve Harvey’s TV show. Since 2014, Manny has made millions for his owners...
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The Oscar Goes To…

Watching The Oscars made me realize how many good movies I hadn’t seen this year. Of those I did see, they moved me. I believe what makes a movie memorable is a good story – capable of transporting me to a different time, place or mindset. A good film doesn’t need to be nominated for an Oscar or even...
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Make Some Noise

Let’s be honest, predicting a gold medal for the Men’s U.S. Curling Team was a long shot. Defeating Sweden, the top-ranked team in the world, was both astonishing and inspiring. John Shuster, the face of American curling for the past four Winter Olympics proclaimed “this is a team that never gives up.” That was a bold proclamation...
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Calendar Lists

I can remember that new millennium promise to become a “paperless” society. That didn’t work out so well, and if anything, we use more paper as we download receipts, print emails and make backups of our digital files. We just love paper. A decade later, I committed to reduce my paper usage by 75% –...
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Garage Sale

At 1107 E Street in Belmar, New Jersey, a group of musicians rehearsed in a garage squeezed between a house and the south-side fence. October 1972, The E Street Band lead by the legendary Bruce Springsteen was formed and the rest is history. Fifty years prior to Born To Run, Walt and his brother Roy...
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Email Anxiety

We all know that email is a necessary evil – a delicate balance between necessity and nuisance. The trick is to establish practices that ensure important emails arrive in your inbox and the rest go confidently into your spam folder. One decision that has dramatically reduced my inbox load is Slack – a valuable tool for...
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