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5 Reasons to Attend the 2015 Digital Media Summit

One question you hear a lot in digital media has to do with advice: in a world where over 100,000 Twitter accounts identify themselves as “social media gurus”, how do you know who to listen to? The answer is to stop looking to individuals who boast their expertise, and focus instead on gatherings of professionals. […]

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Take What You Need: You Need to Take a Risk 1

  “I was 17 when I thought of the concept of the Take What You Need series. I was taking a GO Train and knew no one would bother to read until I had taken a chance on my own advice and done something with it.” – A.R.     Your head and your heart […]


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Why I Hate Valentine’s Day Cards

  I tell this story every year. Forgive me if you’ve already read it.   Since the first time I celebrated Valentine’s Day at the age of 16, I’ve thought the “holiday” sucked something fierce.   It was February 13th, 2005. I was scouring Shopper Drug Mart’s greeting card section for the perfect love note […]


Qatar Business Class Review

Note: Opinions expressed herein are my own and have not been influenced by Qatar or any of its partners. I did not receive compensation in any form for this post. Between January 2nd and January 20th 2015, I was fortunate enough to spend 56 hours in Qatar’s Business Class traveling from Chicago, USA to Melbourne, […]