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Social Media and your Job Search

Social Media and your Job Search

Last weekend, I was invited to be a panelist at Columbia University School of Journalism Social Media weekend. The name of my panel was “Social Media and your Job Search”.  Luckily, one of the panelists was a dear friend Maggie Mistal that worked with me during my tenure at Martha Stewart Living.  The other panelist was my... Read More »

The Brainstorming Process Is B.S. But Can We Rework It?

The Brainstorming Process Is B.S. But Can We Rework It?

Can we rework it? Yes.  Should we rework it? Well…  That headline appeared in Fast Company.  Click here to read the original article (with commentary).  Here’s my POV. To begin, let’s define brainstorming… Brainstorming is a method for gathering lost of ideas in a fast paced and unrestrictive approach.  It enables... Read More »

Rosalind Brewer named as Wal-Mart Sam’s Club CEO, first woman and African American to hold CEO position

Rosalind Brewer named as Wal-Mart Sam’s Club CEO, first woman and African American to hold CEO position

Wal-Mart Stores Inc has named Rosalind Brewer as CEO of Sam’s Club — the first woman and the first African-American to hold a CEO position at one of the company’s business units. Brewer, 49, is replacing Brian Cornell, 52, who is leaving the company so he can return to the Northeast for family reasons. He had served in the... Read More »

Change or Die

Change or Die

I read Change or Die in May of 2005.  It begins “What if you were given that choice? (Change or Die.) What if it weren’t just the hyperbolic rhetoric that conflates corporate performance with life and death?  Not the overblown exhortations of a rabid boss, or slick motivational speaker, or self-dramatizing CEO.  We’re talking... Read More »