I’m 30 and I really like Snapchat

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Why would you remotely want to use Snapchat? You send a message and then it’s deleted…  that seems pretty pointless. I used to be familiar with the platform in the sense that I understood the marketing opportunities and followed the trends and changes, but I wasn’t an active user by any stretch. Snapchat had been [...]

Vegetables Take Center Stage/Plate

“The next culinary macro-trend will be ‘veg-centric’ dining,” stated Chef Gerry Ludwig, while speaking at the annual Research Chefs Association’s annual conference. I participated in the concept Wednesday night at Root & Bone, a New York City restaurant revered for its fried chicken, but also serving up some delicious veg-centric dishes. On this particular night, [...]

9 Tips to Give Your LinkedIn Profile a Boost

Around Mother’s Day, students across the country will graduate from colleges and universities and head out into the world to make a lasting impact. Some will go on to medicine school, others will study for the bar exam and the best will no doubt go into public relations. However, each student should have one thing [...]

BuzzLine: Fools or Not?

Earlier this week, the pranksters of the world got to celebrate my least favorite holiday, April Fools’ Day…DUN, DUN, DUUUUN. I don’t consider myself a gullible person, but then this special day comes around and I’ll believe literally anything I see—like that Samsung came out with a “smart knife,” or that someone invented a “Selfie [...]

National Stress Month: 3 tips to reduce your daily stress

As we kick off another month of 2015 (and spring!), I encourage you to take some time to think about the different methods that help you cope with stress. April is National Stress Awareness Month, and as humans, we are constantly faced with busy schedules and tight deadlines, all of which can leave us feeling [...]

How Are Millennials Changing The Way We Live?

The last generation born to the 20th century is beginning to earn more responsibility and buying power in the economy, and our attitudes are beginning to influence how we live, work and play in a very real way. A couple of Millennial attitudes to highlight are that we’re the generation with the least faith in [...]

Starbucks’ #RaceTogether Campaign and the Shift toward Pro-Social Brands

If you’ve been to a Starbucks in the past week, you may have seen something other than your name written on the side of your coffee. The company recently launched a new campaign encouraging baristas to write “#RaceTogether” on coffee cups in order to engage customers in discussions about race relations. While the sentiment behind [...]

An Afternoon In The Middle Market

Earlier this month I had the opportunity to spend an afternoon listening to a panel discussion, hosted by Dale Kurschner, Editor-in-Chief of Twin Cities Business.  The panel included some pretty notable middle market heavyweights, including Archie Black, President & CEO of SPS Commerce (a leader in cloud-based supply chain management solutions), Paul Lidsky, President and [...]

Without a Leg to Stand On: Take 2 – More on My Experience in Healthcare

Last December, I offered four insights that came as a result of seven months of rehabilitation after back and knee surgeries. I admitted that healthcare from the patient’s perspective is quite humbling – and much different than what my 25+ years of healthcare experience had taught me. Here are the four observations that I wrote [...]

Scary Numbers in #HigherEd

Inside Higher Ed unveiled its annual survey of college presidents last week, on Friday the 13th. Intentional? I doubt it. But surveyed presidents’ lack of confidence in higher education’s financial situation over the next decade is scary, nonetheless. They expressed the least confidence in nonelite private four-year colleges, with just 10 percent agreeing that their [...]