I’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit. When I was about 13 or 14, I partnered with a friend to make specialty chocolates that we sold at school. We were successful until the partnership dissolved over an argument on how to use our profits. It was better than going belly up, and I learned my first valuable lesson about communication.
I was in my car inside the company parking deck dreading going inside to start yet another workday. My soul screamed...
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There’s a common thought that the most important moments in your life happen without you realizing their meaning...
The tax deadline, April 15, is tomorrow. As last minute tax filers are preoccupied with filing their returns and gathering their documentation, cybercriminals will be lurking online, unleashing clever phishing scams and trying to steal personal data.Read more ›
Two out of every three web servers have been potentially compromised by a flaw in the encryption software OpenSSL.
Since the news broke on April 7th, webmasters have been in a mass scramble to correct the issue, which potentially leaves personal data open to any inquisitive hackers.Read more ›
You invested a lot of time, energy, and money bringing on that new employee. They show up on that first day ready for your orientation doing their best to disguise their nervous anxiety. Feeling a bit anxious yourself, you want to get them up and running as quickly as possible [...]Read more ›
If you asked me fifteen years ago if I would be a manufacturer, I’m sure the thought would never have entered my mind. I was busy acting in TV commercials and hosting infomercials. You know, the ones that start out “Has this ever happened to you?” And then they solve whatever problem it is with a new gadget that someone invented.
As I said those words on camera, it never occurred to me that one day I would invent one of those products and solve a problem for someone else. The problem was dehydration and the solution would be swiggies, wrist water bottles.Read more ›
Books are transformative. Period. I bet much of the growth you’ve experienced has been a result of the books you’ve read. I can trace so much of my personal development to 5 specific books. I’ll never forget when I heard it. A reporter on the radio was sharing a recent [...]Read more ›
Entrepreneurship is in the air. 54% of Millennials either want to start a business or have already started one according to a 2011 Kauffman Foundation Survey. In addition, 21% of freelancers are still enrolled in university. The barriers that discouraged previous generations’ entrepreneurial aspirations have all but crumbled for today’s [...]Read more ›
Twitter is celebrating its eighth birthday. The 140 character network that started as simple 140-character bursts of plain text today has become a network of connection and revolution. Over the years we have seen how Twitter has evolved to become a medium of self-expression for the common man in very [...]Read more ›
“Millennials require different marketing than other generations…Even brands with an older target demographic cannot neglect the Millennial generation, given their size and influence. The sooner that established brands can begin creating a relationship with Millennial consumers – even if by merely starting a dialogue – the better.” ~Jeff Fromm, Marketing [...]Read more ›
Resume writing is less than pleasant. You have to sum up years of work in to a few clever lines, make yourself look attractive, and maintain relevance in both your industry and the career field in general. Not to mention making yourself stand out among tens, hundreds, thousands of other applicants.Read more ›
Saw this comic floating around on LinkedIn and thought it captured the corporate life versus the startup life perfectly. Having worked in the corporate world for almost 5 years now, I can honestly say that while I love my role, team, and projects, there are days where I feel like [...]Read more ›
My whole life has always been a challenge of odds (perhaps another story for another day). My first dream was to become a professional soccer play and I came close a few times. I became an All-American in Junior College and 2 time national champion with soccer.Read more ›
My career has always been about solving problems with technology and making ideas happen. I enjoy nothing more than taking a concept, written on the back of a napkin, and bringing that idea to life in the form of software product, website or business.Read more ›
I am the Founder and Lead Technician of Edward Technology, one of the fastest growing IT consulting firms in the Chicagoland! I may be in my early thirties, but I have been building computers from scratch for almost 17 years now. I received both a Microsoft Certified Professional Certification and an A+ Certification before I finished high school in the year 2000. In between onsite support visits, I love to travel the Chicago area to view each town’s history.Read more ›
Are you quick to blame technology for the erosion of human interaction? Look carefully at the below photo from 1947 of people on a crowded subway car. Would you cry foul on the newspaper for eroding the same human interaction? Those who cry foul on technology hate change and puppies. It’s [...]Read more ›
The ever growing and constant exposure of company cultures like Google, Facebook and Square have reset the work expectations of the emerging generations that are pouring into the workplace. Slides, free food, nap rooms, beer carts and no vacation policy are becoming staple work perks for job-seeking Millennials. There’s no [...]Read more ›
PointDrive is a Chicago-based startup creating new and differentiating ways for business people to present content. Our web-based application addresses the presentation and feedback limitations of email by enabling sales-minded professionals to quickly deliver documents, images, links, videos and comments in one polished, cohesive presentation that returns intelligence on customer engagement.Read more ›