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The Resume Is Dead, The Bio Is King

If you’re a designer, entrepreneur, or creative — you probably haven’t been asked for your resume in a long time. Instead, people Google you — and quickly assess your talents based on your website, portfolio, and social media profiles.

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Why 98% of Innovators Get the Pitch Mixed Up

Just because you think you’ve found the special magic that will change the world doesn’t mean your journey is over. Selling a disrupting concept to the world requires a strategic pitch. The story you tell – the journey you take your audience on – has to leave them with hope that the best is yet to come. You’ve solved a problem they may not even realize they have, and that their life will be better because of your idea. Here, in …

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Stop Trying To Change The World: Find A Better Mission

“Helping others to reach their potential” is not your life’s mission. Neither is it “to make the world a better place.” Nor is it to “teach others how to grow and transform their lives.” Sorry. I know, I might be upsetting you right now. Just bear with me… The above statements are descriptions of your potential action and impact. But they’re not missions. A mission is a specific calling that comes deep from within: To decode the human genome. To master …

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Value-Perception Equation: Translate Intangibles into Meaning

Context + Perception = Value Things change, and they change fast. And in this environment of flux, leaders have an important job: to paint the picture and frame the bigger conversation. You take for granted what everybody else most wants and needs to know. Your staff, don’t have the same vantage point that you do. Neither do your investors, or customers, or any other audience. Help them see what you see. To make that easier for you, consider the following framework: …

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5 Essential Storytelling Books to Add to Your Summer Reading List

With summer approaching I thought I’d share a few of my favorite storytelling books to add to your bookshelf (or Kindle Library) this summer. You’ll find a quick summary on each book, along with links so you can check out reviews and more details. Let me know which of these is your favorite, and if you’ve got other essential books on your summer reading list. Illuminate – Nancy Duarte In Illuminate, acclaimed author Nancy Duarte and communications expert Patti Sanchez …