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Tom Libertiny | Now

Now

“Think of what you’d tell a friend you hadn’t seen in a year.”  I had the opportunity to meet Derek Sivers, the author of this quote, after he had founded CDBaby.com.  It’s been years since he sold CDBaby and its been fun to learn about him and occasionally communicate with him as he reinvents himself,…

Lingerie | Entrepreneurs

What happens when you connect two driven entrepreneurs with lingerie?  Secret Blossom; a New York company that was founded by Mimi Dang and Alex Trang.  Their speciality is designing and making unique lingerie that’s custom fit, all for an amazing price.  To quote Alex:  “No one beats our price.” They’ve launched a Kickstarter program to…

John P. Kotter

Leading Change | 8 Steps

I remember thinking when I first read John Kotter’s book Leading Change:  “…this is a great book for businesses, but it would be an extremely helpful first read for entrepreneurs and people who are just getting started in business.” That was several years ago. After organizing and facilitating many seminars for entrepreneurs and small business…

Trevor O'Donnell

Marketing the Arts | to Death

Marketing the Arts to Death | How Lazy Language is Killing Culture.  “The book is about how the arts use an outdated, hackneyed and often meaningless promotional language to appeal to diminishing audiences of aging fans. And it’s about creating a new, relevant, persuasive language that appeals to new audiences.” Not only have I read…