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Be Captain Of Your Destiny, Not A Prisoner Of Wishful Thinking

March 22, 2012 by comments 0

It’s hard to will a business into being. Anyone who doesn’t understand this through intuition figures it out soon enough through experience. To win, an entrepreneur needs the conviction to overcome inertia. People have gotten along just fine without whatever it is you hope to sell them. Fact is your early attempts to convince them…

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A Brand Is A Story

March 1, 2012 by comments 0

One of our folks wrapped up a storied 4 year stint at the agency today, to pursue her dream of making a living doing what she’s really passionate about: baking. She and I had lunch a couple weeks back, and talked about where that passion came from. She told me a story, about how her…

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It ain’t easy

January 2, 2012 by comments 0

No matter how easy they make it look, all great brands share two things: clear vision and painstaking attention to every detail. In the early stages of my career I had the privilege of working on a piece of Bank of America business. I thought I had it made. I’m not even 21 and I…

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TechProm – Video World Premiere

September 26, 2011 by comments 0

I caught a great presentation by Sean Lindsay last week, and it really hammered home for me how the Boston startup and digital marketing community is coming into its own. Social events have and will continue to play an important role in knitting us all together, which is why I’d like to take a moment…

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You want to be right, or you want to be rich?

September 24, 2011 by comments 1

This post originally published in Bostinnovation It takes a certain confidence to be an entrepreneur. You’re brute-forcing something into the world that didn’t exist, in the face of indifference, cynicism, or even opposition. Not for the faint of heart. The hardest part of a startup for me is that transition from where you have an…

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