Category Archives: Entertainment

Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

Photo credit: Wayne Hile “Get comfortable being uncomfortable” is one of those pearls of wisdom that career coaches are fond of sharing to inspire others to succeed. The notion makes sense: only by stretching your comfort zone can you learn … Continue reading

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Would Led Zeppelin Succeed Today?

Led Zeppelin. The name evokes the hammer of the gods, hypnotic music forged in the mists of Mordor and the mountains of Kashmir, and the heavy gravitas of legend. Here is a band whose place in rock history is secure. Five … Continue reading

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Fake It Until You Make It

Photo Credit: Brian Schultz How would you like to have a job that requires you to be always on? Where the cameras are always rolling, and someone is always watching you? Where you smile and laugh no matter what kind … Continue reading

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Why Mr. Spock Endures

How does a fictional character eclipse his real-life creator and become embedded in the fabric of popular culture? I have been pondering the question while watching the widespread outpouring of grief and nostalgia in the wake of the death of … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan Doesn’t Need Your Stinkin’ Badges

Bob Dylan has always defied expectations. He famously went electric when folk was acoustic and released the austere John Wesley Harding when electric psychedelia was in vogue (among many other career twists). With the release of his 36th album, Shadows … Continue reading

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Hey, Beyoncé: Let’s Call a Fraud a Fraud

Photo source: Wikipedia. This file was derived from: I Am… Tour 11.jpg Beyoncé has been busted again. Nineteen months after being criticized for lip-syncing during the presidential inauguration, she was caught lip-syncing at a recent concert in Paris (and doing so badly). … Continue reading

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How Acting in a Renaissance Faire Has Made Me a Better Executive

Photo credit: Steven Bourelle This summer, I have been living two lives. During the week, I am CEO of David J. Deal Consulting, helping companies build their brands with content marketing. But during the weekends, I transform myself into Nicolas … Continue reading

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How Old-Time Radio Flourishes in the Digital Era

Photo Credit: Amanda Kulczewski If you had visited Chicago’s Public House Theater on a recent June evening, you would have witnessed a most curious sight: a dozen actors and actresses adorned in 1940s-era suits, hats, and dresses gathered around microphones and … Continue reading

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Don’t Take No for an Answer: Career Advice from Norman Reedus of “The Walking Dead”

If you want to get the job you really want, you can’t take no for an answer. Just ask Norman Reedus, who plays the popular character of Daryl Dixon in the AMC hit television series, The Walking Dead. As Reedus … Continue reading

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Introducing “20/20,” a Film Shot with Google Glass by Clark Kokich

Clark Kokich has built a career helping brands master digital technology. So it’s only fitting that Kokich, the chief strategy officer at Marchex, former Razorfish CEO, and author of Do or Die, has created 20/20, the world’s first narrative live-action … Continue reading

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