2013 Trends and The Power of Women

Women on Business

I was recently asked to think about how 2013 trends will impact women in the work force and how women will impact the trends. I had to step back and think about the themes in my own career and what I’ve been hearing this year from women all over the country.

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Amazing people

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Her career spanned decades, and teaching was her calling. I knew she was amazing because: …she spoke of struggling to pay her bills in an area where real estate (and other things) were too costly, and her paychecks didn’t fully cover her modest living style.

Capturing (positive) attention for your brand

Women on Business

Don’t waste prime real estate on industry jargon and empty descriptors. Career Development Communications Female Entrepreneurs Marketing Networking Online Business Public Relations Social Media StrategyWhen you’re trying to grow your business, it’s your job, 24/7, to capture attention, and when you have it, to make a meaningful connection. You do this by being clear about what you do, who you do it for and why your product or service is useful.

Salespeople have questions. Jeffrey has answers.

Strategy Driven

Jeffrey, I’m an independent commercial real estate lender and commercial real estate mortgage broker. ” All the people you’re talking to in the real estate business only want to get a deal done.

How Military Veterans Can Turn Their Skills into a Corporate Career

Harvard Business Review

Transitioning from a military career to the corporate world can be a fraught process for the nearly 360,000 U.S. In addition to networking their way into new professional circles and learning new cultural mores, veterans have to face down the even more fundamental questions: what career will best suit them? “I felt very intimidated” by undergraduate classmates who had gone into more traditional corporate careers, he told me.

Land an Interview with a Cold Call

Harvard Business Review

Browsing the Forbes 500 , she read about a billionaire real estate mogul who lived in her city. Elizabeth''s cold call-driven informational interviews gave her insights that continue to resonate in her new career, running an online game startup based on cutting-edge brain research.

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The Innovation Mindset in Action: Jerry Buss

Harvard Business Review

Buss launched his career in real estate with $1,000 in 1959—a venture that proved lucrative. Innovators think and do things differently in order to achieve extraordinary success.

Hire a Great Chinese Engineer by Impressing His Girlfriend's Mom

Harvard Business Review

They are the legacy of China's one child policy, sometimes referred to as the "six pocket" generation, since they grew up with two parents and four grandparents (six pockets of money) focused on their educational and career success.

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The “Four P’s” of Marketing a Law Firm Online

Strategy Driven

Frank at Sagapixel told me about a conversation he had with Eric Diaz, a prominent real estate attorney in Philadelphia. In the course of my years partnering with web developer and SEO specialist Sagapixel, I’ve learned a lot about how to market my firm.

Keeping It Professional When You Work in a Family Business

Harvard Business Review

Experience in an outside firm should be a requirement before embarking on your career in the family business, says Lachenauer. You’ll also gain much-needed perspective on what you hope the arc of your career might look like. Define your role and career path.

Writing Your Résumé When Your Job Title Doesn’t Reflect Your Responsibilities

Harvard Business Review

You’re ready to make a career move, up to a higher level or into a different industry or an entirely new field. And she wrote her summary headline — a prime piece of résumé real estate — to immediately show that she had the experience these new positions require. Described by faculty as “the Hope Diamond among the many gems on staff” when received 2016 and 2013 Staff Excellence Awards.

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Why Do App Developers Still Live with Their Moms?

Harvard Business Review

With the virtual disappearance of major white-collar employers like Eastman Kodak and Westinghouse — once fairly reliable career on-ramps — young talent is focusing on entrepreneurship as a path forward. The Thiel Foundation president points out that “the safe career track is totally broken.” Facebook had 2,400 employees in 2011; 3,500 in 2012; 4,900 in 2013; and 6,300 today. Career planning Education Tech industry

What Amazing Bosses Do Differently

Harvard Business Review

And when it comes to promotion, look past rigid competency models and career ladders for growth opportunities tailored to the ambitions, talents, and capacities of each person. A 2013 Society for Human Resource Management survey of managers in the U.S.

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Employees Perform Better When They Can Control Their Space

Harvard Business Review

As co-CEO of the design and architectural firm Gensler , I’ve spent my career designing workplaces and studying the link between design and business performance. If you want to build a culture of high performance , start by taking a look at your office environment.

Law Firms’ Grueling Hours Are Turning Defectors into Competitors

Harvard Business Review

Counsel on Call was worth nearly $50 million as of 2013 , with over 900 lawyers; it serves one-third of the Fortune 100. So here’s the real story.

How Singapore Became an Entrepreneurial Hub

Harvard Business Review

Today, there’s an investment seemingly every week; venture-capital investment in the tech sector increased from less than $30 million in 2011 to more than $1 billion in 2013. based WiFi service provider Ruckus Wireless snatched it up in 2013. “You are crazy.”