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I’m about 250 pages in to Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs. (That’s less than halfway for those of you who haven’t laid eyes on the mammoth hardcover that I happen to be foolishly carrying around in my tote bag for those moments when I can get away with reading a morsel.)
I had heard that Jobs could be a bit of a harsh guy, so that came as no surprise. Plus, Isaacson set up quite clearly in the prologue that this wouldn’t be a rosy depiction of the late creative genius. But I have been struck by what many in Jobs’ life refer to as Steve’s “reality distortion field”: his tendency to not only actively bend the truth and what most would consider realistic expectations, but also truly believe in the distortion.
We are enthusiastic about our new business strategy and have an opportunity to add a salesperson to our team. Hooray!
Are you energetic and self-motivated? Are you hungry to make sales and do you thrive on the rush they give you? Do you have a keen understanding of the social, branding, marketing and business space in Omaha and beyond? dd|a – an intensely strategic and creative, award-winning “brandscaper” – is looking for an outstanding salesperson.
So the question is: Do you fit the bill, or do you know someone who might? Read on … Read the rest of this entry »
As a follow up to our previous posts, especially this one here, asserting that HR and talent management decision makers must also own or, at least, drive the brand, here is the HR Ignite presentation encapsulating that concept, delivered at the HR Reinvention Experiment conference. For a primer on the Ignite format, take a look here.
It is bright and festive at dd|a this morning: cheerful Christmas lights draped across every possible surface, the Pandora “Michael Bublé Holiday” station serenading us from the conference room, the scent of our nine-foot Frasier Fir wafting whenever anyone walks by … plus, a few empty wine glasses, abandoned cheese trays and wrapping paper shreds from last night’s open house – evidence that good times were had by all.
We celebrated the season with clients on Wednesday evening to say “thank you!” for such a memorable year. All of us had a great time decorating our space, wrapping National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation-themed gag gifts (requiring movie-viewing research, of course) and enjoying the company of those who make our world go ‘round. Read the rest of this entry »
Food is delicious. Sure, that’s a blanket statement that hardly makes sense, but I know you’re thinking, “She’s right: food IS delicious.”
It seems only fitting to be consumed by such a thought with the most gluttonous day of the year fast-approaching, but that’s really not what has fueled my hunger.
Instead, I’m inspired by a website of stunning menus featuring distinctive logos and savory typography and delectable descriptions and yummy paper stocks and … sigh … It’s just too much to bear.