Street Smarts

Original thought leadership on relevant and emerging topics impacting your business.

Original thought leadership on relevant and emerging topics impacting your business.

The Pennysaver Shuts Down…Should We Care?

The Pennysaver Shuts Down…Should We Care?

Should we really care about an old print dinosaur shuttering its doors in the middle of the night? The unequivocal answer is yes. Will you be a Pennysaver or an Apple?

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Valley Venture Mentors – A Two Way Street

Valley Venture Mentors – A Two Way Street

By mentoring start up companies, I realized was that I was missing something while at corporate America. I was missing not only the fire and the passion that the startups that I started to work with displayed, but I was missing the problem solving skills that they had.

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What’s Your Personal Mission?

What’s Your Personal Mission?

Every year and sometimes twice a year, I gear up and train for a marathon or sometimes a half marathon. Millions of Americans participate in this pastime now. When I decided to venture into long distance running eleven years ago I wanted to do it for a cause. And my cause has become my personal mission – to help end cancer. Over eleven years, I have run fourteen marathons and six consecutive Boston Marathons amongst those runs. I have added half marathons and walks in the mix to add to my cancer crusading mission. I have been blessed with...

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What Employees Want – The 4 C’s

What Employees Want – The 4 C’s

Organizations have complicated what employees want. It’s simpler than all that. They just want the 4 C’s – contribution, capital, culture & compensation

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Hope Is Not A Strategy

Hope Is Not A Strategy

“Sure hope the old man got that tractor beam out of commission, or this is gonna be a real short trip.”

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A Billion Little Pieces

A Billion Little Pieces

Overnight the media landscape has completely changed and transformed. The simple ways of reaching your customers and prospects become seemingly complex and puzzling. It was like someone took the china bowl of advertising and dropped it on the floor and it broke into a billion little pieces.

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Are Your Brands Listening?

Are Your Brands Listening?

The sales and service model is changing rapidly to meet the expectations of the empowered consumer. Brands better get on board quickly. Engage, respond and listen to your consumers. Try the experiment. Tweet your favorite brands. Let me know what you find.

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The Epiphany

The Epiphany

I was groomed to manage risks away. To eliminate failure before failure occurred. To grow and be successful. No’s were easier than Yes’s to say. On one of my runs, I had my epiphany. It hit me like a rock. I was free. I could take risks. I could fail. And I could do anything I wanted to do.

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