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SXSW 2015: Innovation Propaganda


It’s been an amazing week here at SXSW, inspiration on every corner. I’ll leave you with some fun visuals from the presenter of one of my last sessions, Hugh McLeod, Creative Director of GapingVoid. One of Hugh’s talents is brining the entrepreneurial experience to life through art. He sees his mission at helping people understand… Read more >>

Managing Project Management


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 >>

The Value of Intrapreneurship

Working with Max Farrell of Create Reason to bring ideas to pitches at our Creation Jam session.

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


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 >>

Know When To Quit. (It’s not such a bad thing and you should do it more often)


A quitter never wins, and a winner never quits. This is impossible to argue with, right? Winners press on, winners keep going long after others have given up, these are the people we admire. Athletes, entrepreneurs, scientists, the only way to achieve something monumental is to plow ahead and make things happen! Just like every… Read more >>

Cultural Chemistry

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Head-to-head battles on the football field are expected, as is the verbal exchanges that go along with them. The recently publicized events between Miami Dolphins teammates Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin is a battle less would approve of. Martin is on leave from the team and the league and receiving medical treatment, some have said… Read more >>

Coping With Workplace Common Areas

Our Stone Ward Skybox kitchen/meeting space.

Common areas are an important part of every business and company, whether a front entrance, reception area, kitchen/lunchroom, etc. Frequented and used by many, their basic upkeep can either be assigned to an individual or handled through a collective effort of business etiquette and common courtesy; creating the perfect place to hang a sign, “Your… Read more >>

A Good Agency/Client Relationship Has Three Legs

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This summer I was pleased to attend the Advertising Marketing International Network Management Conference in Montreux, Switzerland.  These are smart agency owners from around the globe who come together once a year non-competitively and share knowledge and experiences—the good, the bad and the ugly. Beppe URSO, EVP, Global Director Client Compensation and Strategic Sourcing, Leo… Read more >>