Jun
23

Haggling isn’t cool. Here’s why.

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Churchill: "Madam, would you sleep with me for five million pounds?" Socialite: "My goodness, Mr. Churchill... Well, I suppose... we would have to discuss terms, of course... " Churchill: "Would you sleep with me for five pounds?" Socialite: "Mr. Churchill, what kind of woman do you think I am?!" Churchill: "Madam, we've already … [Read more...]

May
12

The work of the 21st century creative

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I am an artist. Using my imagination and my creativity to earn a living is my lifelong love and fascination. Now some of you may be thinking ‘so how’s that working for you?’   I can almost see the starving artist stereotype appearing like the white elephant in the room between us right now. It’s one thing, if you are Kanye … [Read more...]

Apr
28

How to Navigate the Business World as a Woman

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Written by Au-Co Mai It’s no secret that in the business world it’s predominately male driven. As women, we face challenges in the workplace that men are less likely to face. Working women who have families often leave work only to clock in at home for the second shift, juggling even more responsibilities and demand of time and … [Read more...]

Apr
14

Developing Your Mindset

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According to Carol Dweck, author of the book Mindset, there are two fundamental types: a fixed mindset and a growth mindset. In a fixed mindset, people believe their basic qualities, like their intelligence or talent, are simply fixed traits. They spend their time documenting their intelligence or talent instead of developing them. … [Read more...]

Apr
07

How Different Cultures Define “Type A Personalities”

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Written By Ilan Nass- an editor at Fueled.  We develop iPhone and Android apps. Type A people tend to be ambitious, assertive, proactive planners who are focused on high achievements – all traits that can be advantageous for entrepreneurs. However, when doing business with other cultures it’s important to understand that being a … [Read more...]

Mar
31

Creating Harmony: The new game to learn how to play in the creative economy.

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Harmony is not about what's lasting or permanent. It's about individual voices coming together for a moment. And that moment lasts the length of a breath. That's what I think about my time here.  ~Francis Underwood, House of Cards Harmony is a valuable resource that cannot be overlooked in the 21st century creative economy. The speed of … [Read more...]

Mar
24

Arts Advocacy Day: Lobbying for the Arts

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Written by John Eger Arts Advocacy Day 2014 is this week (March 24-25). But what to advocate this year? More money? Always nice. More prestige? That, too. The argument I would put forth to artists and art organizations alike -- who most likely will be calling on local, regional politicians and Congress -- is the role that art … [Read more...]

Mar
05

Obama Administration releases its Cultural Agencies FY 2015 budget

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Yesterday the Obama Administration released its FY 2015 budget request to Congress, which includes funding for the nation's cultural agencies and programs, such as the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the Office of Museum Services, and the Department of Education's Arts In Education program. As Americans for the Arts President … [Read more...]

Feb
10

A Model for Building New Ventures in America

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Today many college graduates aspire to finance, consulting, law school, grad school, or medical school out of a vague desire for additional status and progress rather than from a genuine passion or choosing those professional paths because they are a personal/lifestyle fit.  Perhaps these folks really do have something to learn from the … [Read more...]

Feb
02

Living (or not) the Creative Life

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"Growth is much more than a strategy. It is a complex change process that involves the right mindset, the right processes, experimentation and an enabling environment." ~ Edward Hess teaches business administration at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business. Ed got it right. For the last eight years my professional growth … [Read more...]

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