Category Archives: Portland

5 ways to get back at LePage right now

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Let’s strike back at Governor LePage. Whenever LePage says something stupid, hurtful or racist—or when he says somethings stripped of context in a way that signifies an ignorance of abstraction or an intentional pandering to people who respond favorably to these things—I find myself faced with a dilemma. Do I respond by underscoring, demystifying and offering […]

Letters, cards and notes can go a long way

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I have always been an advocate for sending handwritten notes and—when that can’t quite work out—writing personal messages to friends, clients, collaborators and project partners whenever possible. As was the case for many, my grandmother was big on writing cards in response to everything. While I spent my 20s much more disorganized than she, I—though admittedly imperfectly—somehow held onto and […]

Networking through an improv lens and with an eff it attitude

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After reading my thoughts on networking last week, my friend Rachel Flehinger told me that a lot of the concepts that I covered are ones that come up in her classes. Rachel, a longtime improv veteran, teaches classes that incorporate improv into situations that entrepreneurs, small business people, and corporate folks run into day to day. She […]

What is branding and why should I care?

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Not only does brand consideration, thinking and strategy enter my company’s work with clients on a daily basis, we at my company is currently going through the process of a rebranding ourselves. While the process of brand development can be extraordinarily beneficial for companies and entrepreneurs, I realize that it remains mysterious to many. Because of this, I reached […]