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Open to Work? Help me help you!

Always looking for efficient and effective ways to make an impact, let’s get to work Recently, I expanded on the need to re-invent yourself and re-invest to avoid the mature, declining stages of a company in order to avoid death…. Continue Reading →

Are Millennials the Entitled Generation?

Every generation gets a bad rep growing up, then looks down upon the next one in line As a perennial champion of the underdog and downtrodden, I’m rooting for Millennials and for the past decade have put our money where… Continue Reading →

Born on Third Base

James Murdoch’s comments capture the paradox of life and echoes what a true hero said this week: “Thank you, but f&ck you.” Is James Murdoch, the son of Rupert Murdoch, lacking awareness or displaying courage when he says that “media… Continue Reading →

The Closer: The CRO is Dead, Long Live the CRO

Over the years, the rise of search, social, video & mobile tidal waves have upended the traditional role of the closer, or Chief Revenue Officer When studying finance at college, sales was almost a dirty word. For beer money, I… Continue Reading →

Eagles vs Turkeys

You need a cast of characters with everyone to contribute to win, but the most likely way teams lose is casting people in the wrong roles Given my Nature and Nurture, I’m so naive and idealistic that I’m surprised I… Continue Reading →

The Art and Science of Developing Talent

I expanded on our RAM initiative, or Resource Allocation Management, in a previous article. I am updating and posting here as a stand-alone piece before Part 2 In 2020, during a pandemic no less, we unveiled RAM within The Academy, our… Continue Reading →

The GM: Managing payroll as a bootstrapped startup’s CEO

As a bootstrapped CEO, you have to avoid running out of money, that means not letting costs get out of hand until you break even; after which point you want to build up your cushion before re-investing After IGN bought… Continue Reading →

Insecurities: The Persian

Your heritage should be a source of pride, but sometimes, we feel responsible for the sins of others This is part 2 in my series on Insecurities. I was born in Iran in March 1978 to Muslim parents. We weren’t… Continue Reading →

Not Asking for Permission: MsMojo Origins

Launching MsMojo was an example of listening to your inner voice, serving your community and not giving in to the perpetually-offended (now help me serve another demographic) Part of WatchMojo’s brands, MsMojo turns 5! It’s turned out to be a… Continue Reading →

Success is 80% What You Don’t Say or Do

Donald Trump never showed any discipline, but his actions on Wednesday may have ruined his future more than the sum of all of his previous words and actions Twitter finally banned Donald Trump. As a publicly-traded company, Twitter can do… Continue Reading →

People Ahead of Profit

For as long as I can recall, I’ve referenced the concept of “people ahead of profit,” which goes beyond looking at the bottom line, reinvesting, empathy and not chasing near-term profits You can blame Facebook for the destruction of democratic… Continue Reading →

Vision vs vision

Vision figuratively speaking is usually juxtaposed with Mission and Statement of Purpose. But literally speaking, I have also compared Vision with vision Vision vs vision In business, Vision is discussed relative to Mission and Statement of Purpose, for that, read… Continue Reading →

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