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Myths About Entrepreneurship

Linda Rottenberg, author of "Crazy Is a Compliment," on what it really takes to start a business.

Interview Horror Stories–Even When It’s Not Halloween

Each year as Halloween approaches, Hollywood and the rest of the entertainment business roll out the horror features that are always a staple at this time of the year. All of the “horror” stories, however, are hardly fictional or strictly limited to the movies and TV. Show More Summary

Monday @ Noon: Job Doc Chat with Tracy Cashman

Tracy Cashman is Senior Vice President and Partner of the Information Technology search division at WinterWyman. She takes your career-related questions during a live chat Monday at noon.

Considering a Career in Public Relations? Set Yourself Up for Success With These 5 Tips

Still contemplating what your future career might be? If you’re considering public relations, here’s what you need to know. The post Considering a Career in Public Relations? Set Yourself Up for Success With These 5 Tips appeared first on Brazen Life.

The Old Neighborhood Medical Network

I go in for my quasi-annual physical today. Started going to a young internal medicine doctor several years ago because my other doctors kept retiring. Mel Brooks once said that Zero Mostel would rather eat a broom than go to a doctor. Show More Summary

Nordstrom’s Awesome Employee Handbook is a Myth

Nordstrom’s famously has the shortest employee handbook ever. Here is the entire handbook: Welcome to Nordstrom We’re glad to have you with our Company. Our number one goal is to provide outstanding customer service. Set both your personal and professional goals high. We have great confidence in your ability to achieve them. Nordstrom Rules: Rule […]


Workbooks. Roster. Evals. Notes. Cans of espresso. Directions. The briefcase is packed. Thoughts are swirling. I'll arrive early and get in the zone.

How Much Should Culture Matter in Hiring Decisions?

Before you sink a lot of money into recruiting, you need to precisely define your company's core attributes and goals.

How Universities Are Failing Their Graduates

Universities are failing their graduates in many ways. My purpose in addressing such topics is not to chastise higher education, which I don’t believe can be reformed, but rather to warn future educational consumers and help more recent...Show More Summary

Concerns about using social media for a job hunt

Pattie Hunt Sinacole shares advice to a reluctant user of social media.

Struggling to Explain Your Unconventional Career Path? Do This Instead

If you’ve had several different jobs throughout your career -- and aren’t sure how to make sense of them all -- it’s time to figure out your “through-line.” The post Struggling to Explain Your Unconventional Career Path? Do This Instead appeared first on Brazen Life.

Crisis Planning and Worst Case Scenarios

While watching the news, I pulled two books off the shelf: 6 Nightmares: Real Threats in a Dangerous World and How America Can Meet Them by Anthony Lake. [Published in 2000.] 7 Deadly Scenarios: A Military Futurist Explores War in the 21st Century by Andrew F. Show More Summary

The Most Valuable College Classes for Small Business Leaders

When you enter college, you do so with the hope of learning a few things that will lead to a fabulous career. Looking back, the courses that helped us the most may not have been the ones we’d thought would be important when we were in school. I asked 10 small business leaders and entrepreneurs […]


They don't agree with the facts or the goals or the necessity for change. They pretend to cooperate but instead covertly throw obstacle after obstacle in your path. Committees and delay are their friends. Papers get "lost." Meetings are delayed. Show More Summary

3 Reasons Why Startups Don't Need CFOs Anymore

The role of the financial officer is changing. So is its effectiveness in a small company.

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