I Co-Founded a Silicon Valley Startup in My 50s. These Are All the Lessons That Brought Me to Where I Am.

Thirty years have flown by since I landed in Silicon Valley, where I’ve been an executive at companies like OpenTable, Amazon, Eventbrite and Upwork. Related: Success Can Come at Any Age. Just Look at These 6 Successful Entrepreneurs. Here in the Valley, the narrative of the young entrepreneur has taken hold, while older people fear aging out. It […]

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Why I Had to ‘Become French’ and Other Lessons Learned to Save My American Business

Excerpted from I Lived in France and So Can You, soon to be published by Dzanc Books. We had been open scarcely a week when the immigration police raided our place of Business. Related: 5 Life Lessons Essential for Business Success My former wife Molly and I — both of us Americans — had decided to open Molly’s […]

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Building Your Personal Brand: Tactics for Successful Career Branding

Building Your Personal Brand: What is it that all successful companies have mastered — and what job-seekers looking to advance in their careers need to master? What is it about Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Starbucks, Disney, and McDonald’s? What makes a consumer buy one product over another — and makes one job-seeker much more sought after than […]

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12 pieces of advice for giving talks that have impact

12 pieces of advice Sharing an idea isn’t like snapping your fingers — things don’t just instantly change. But as more people hear an idea over time, it can trickle into people’s thinking — and shifts, both subtle and extreme, can happen as a result. In a TEDWomen session called “The 19th Minute,” host Courtney […]

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