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3 Things Survivor Taught Me About Success

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If you’re into reality television at all, you’re probably well-versed in all things Survivor. After airing its first season back in 2000, Survivor is currently in the midst of its 30th season. You read that right. 30 seasons.  The success of the show is questioned by many, and, personally, I was a skeptic until last… Read more >>

Managing Project Management

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It’s a New Year, and for project managers this means client’s schedules have started fresh. Long hours, gallons of coffee and post-it notes lining your desk leave you thinking, “there has to be a better way!” A few simple changes in your daily routine can have you sitting back and breathing easier…at least long enough… Read more >>

Grab Your Vacation When You Can

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In our line of work, we put in a LOT of hours. They tend to come in waves and right now I am in a particularly busy time. When you are in the production business, you tend to travel quite a bit as well. Sometimes it’s to exotic locales. Sometimes, not so much. But whether… Read more >>

Three Ways To Clean Up Your Social Media

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In my short time in the advertising agency life, there’s one thing I’ve learned that stands out among the rest: your reputation is everything. Similarly, the image you present to the public goes a long way. With Camp Reality just around the corner and floods of applications coming through my email, I felt it was… Read more >>

The Value of Intrapreneurship

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Apply the lean startup model, think like a business owner, move fast and break things — these are directives that entrepreneurs are hearing and embracing as they start their new businesses. But they are also principles that are being applied by established businesses as technology rapidly changes and every person in a company has the… Read more >>

Decision-Making From the Inside Out

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Decisions. Decisions. Decisions. How do you think the best executives make decisions? Well, forget what you think you know. Recent studies from the world of neuroimaging are revealing what is really going on inside the brain when people are working, being creative and making decisions. These discoveries can help us learn how to best motivate… Read more >>

Studio Visit: Artist Neal Harrington

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Last year, at an art exhibit, I was stopped dead in my tracks by a giant, snarling, powerful bull. But it wasn’t really a bull, it was the Greek god Zeus who had disguised himself as a bull. But it wasn’t really Zeus, it was an 8-foot tall woodcut print created by artist Neal Harrington. I’ve… Read more >>

One Step Back; Two Steps Forward

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During the summer months around our place, it’s common to see at least one or two empty chairs each week. From tropical locations to european dream vacations, the Stone Ward family is exploring and enjoying every corner of the earth…and making everyone jealous with their Facebook updates. It was during a recent “staycation” that I… Read more >>

Camp Reality, Week 1

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When I told my parents that I accepted a position as an intern in Stone Ward’s Camp Reality program this summer, to say that they were less than thrilled would be an understatement. While my parents support me in everything I do, they had the typical parental concerns. Especially considering I had just graduated from… Read more >>