While watching the Lion King last night, I couldn’t help but think of Simon Sinek’s quote, “There are leaders and then there those who lead.” It’s like the old leadership proverb, “He who thinks he leads, but has no followers, is merely taking a walk.” For those unfamiliar with the story, Scar is the disgruntled […]Read more "Leadership Lessons from the Lion King"
I’ve been out sick most of this week so I decided to pick up Simon Sinek’s Start With Why and Guy Kawasaki’s Enchantment. Hoping to read them tomorrow when I’m feeling a little better. I love Sinek’s notion that people don’t buy what you do but rather why you do what you do. It’s the reason why […]Read more "Start With Why by Simon Sinek"
During the past month, I’ve been a part of two hiring committees and served as an advisor for the recruitment efforts of four other groups. I’ve combed through hundreds of resumes, read responses to supplemental questions that have been asked, and have had the privilege of meeting some incredible talent. Anyone who has been […]Read more "Creating the Right Team: Passion Makes the Difference"
This past weekend, I had the honor of presenting at University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Law APALSA conference. It was an incredible event with an impressive array of speakers, including Judge Pamela Chen (U.S. District Court Judge, Eastern District of New York), Helen Wan, Associate General Counsel, Time Inc., Deeana Jang (Chief, Federal Coordination and Compliance Section, […]Read more "Penn Law APALSA Recap"
Last week, I was talking to my father about one his favorite pastimes: fishing. When talking about where and how to catch fish, I realized that it served as a perfect metaphor for digital marketing, especially how people treat social media. Whenever I get asked what the best social media site to use is, […]Read more "Broad Advertising vs. Targeted Ads"
This past weekend, I lectured at Stanford University on the “Reclaiming of Words and Ideas.” Reclaiming cultural icons, symbols, language, and ideas (otherwise known as reappropriation) has something that has been occurring through nearly every social strata of human history for thousands of years. In recent decades, social justice activists have been using this tactic […]Read more "Stanford University Recap"
I recently received two very common questions about businesses and social media. Here are my answers: 1) What are the top social media skills every business executive should possess? The most important social media skill that every business executive should posses is the ability to connect with their target audience. This involves being able to write well (and succinctly) as well as the […]Read more "Answers to Popular Questions About Social Media and Business"