In Chapter 4 of 11 brand marketer and Austin on-air radio personality Randall Metting shares how an Atlanta marketing job at Coca-Cola out of college shaped his career. Metting get involved with the Dasani Water product launch and learns about grassroots marketing, regional promotions, and new category expansion. Metting is a brand developer focused on the intersection of luxury goods, professional sports, and charitable cause sponsorship and promotion.
In Chapter 4 of 10 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, brand marketer Randall Metting answers "How Have You Found Contract Consulting Project Work to Pay the Bills and Make Ends Meet in Between Full-Time Jobs?" Metting shares the experience of how he was able to land a consulting project through his network. Specifically a friend Brian Gallagher from when he worked at Coca-Cola introduces him to another friend, Brian Addison, who is looking for help navigating Austin.
Executive burnout is in the spotlight as factors like the economy and shareholder discontent put more pressure on senior managers than before. Leslie Kwoh reports on the News Hub. Photo: Cassandra Giraldo for The Wall Street Journal.
At big companies, bad news travels slowly. Doing the right thing is often incompatible with pleasing the boss - but CEOs claim they don’t want to be isolated: They’d rather hear bad news than be saddled with a mess to clean up down the line. Adam Auriemma reports. Photo: Getty Images.
In Chapter 3 of 16 of his 2009 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, Simon Sinek defines his daily purpose: To Inspire People to Do the Things That Inspires Them. Underlying "Start With Why" author Sinek's perspective is an immense amount of positive energy geared to make people happier and more optimistic. Further, he discusses how reaching individuals' within their company environment and changing company culture for the better can make a difference.
In Chapter 15 of 19 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, charter school executive Andrew Epstein shares how short and long term thinking shape an organizational strategic plan. Short term goals, including the annual budget, are very precise, whereas longer term goals require more variables and are more of a thought exercise. Epstein is currently Senior Director for Finance at Democracy Prep Public Schools in New York City.
In Chapter 17 of 20 in her 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, Courtney Spence answers "What Has Been Your Approach to Finding Business Partners Whose Mission and Values Align With Your Own?" She notes organizational success is highly predicated on working with individuals and organizations who share your mission and goals. She learns the power of mission-alignment participating in the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) annual meetings. She applies this approach to partner with Participant Media.
In his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, author and writer Scott Gold says he believes everyone in America should be obligated to work in the service - or restaurant - industry for one year. The experience teaches humility, providing high quality service independent of your feelings about the customer. Working at a restaurant, Gold finds himself learning something new every day and always trying to improve how he serves customers.
In Chapter 12 of 13 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, innovation strategist Hammans Stallings shares how he sets job search priorities before graduating from Northwestern with a Kellogg MBA. Stallings finds an venture capital internship too similar to investment banking. He learns that top venture capitalists often have deep operations experience. Stallings chooses to find work where he can gain operations experience working across industry verticals.
Believe it or not, it's that time of year again--time for your annual employee review process. This year, instead of thinking of your annual review as a dreaded trip to the office, wouldn't it be great to have a game plan ready to get you through it?
At a time when work and home lives are more intertwined than ever, there’s a slice of the population opting to maintain the divide by carrying two phones. Elizabeth Holmes reports on Lunch Break. Photo: Brian Harkin for The Wall Street Journal.
In Chapter 2 of 12 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, IndieGoGo co-founder and entrepreneur Slava Rubin points to the growth of his company, IndieGoGo, and is now used in over 158 countries by 22,000 users. He notes how four films featured at South By Southwest 2011 were crowd financed on IndieGoGo and how media exposure, including Good Morning America, continues to spread the company's project crowdfunding message. Rubin is co-founder and CEO of IndieGoGo.com.