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Purpose drivers

on September 14th, 2014 in Brand and Business, My Work and Articles, Sustainability and Social Value by | Comments Off

It seems everyone is talking about purpose these days. Imperative has a new take on what purpose means in your career — it’s not the cause you work for, but how you work. Curious to see what surprises it might reveal, I took Imperative’s purpose driver quiz. My results:  …

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Small Giants

on March 15th, 2013 in Brand and Business, Sustainability and Social Value by | 2 Comments

The book Small Giants resonated with me in a way few business books ever have. Author Bo Burlingham defines small giants as “companies that choose to be great instead of big”, an idea near and dear to my heart. As a young designer in Chicago, my employers and clients were…

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Do It Now

on September 21st, 2012 in Serendipity by | Comments Off

The book The Happiness Project has inspired me to find ways to bring more energy in my life. The most important lesson for me to implement: Do it now. I’ve been wanting to master this particular commandment for years — I long to act faster and check off long-standing to-do…

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Library a-Go-Go

on July 10th, 2010 in Uncategorized by | Comments Off

Out at the farthest edges of the Bay Area in Contra Costa County, I saw this amazing mini-library in a BART rail station. From the library web site: “Library-a-Go-Go is an automated book dispensing machine. It’s a self-contained collection of books that allows Contra Costa County Library card holders to…

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