Many of us separate our work and personal lives, seeing friendship as something that happens outside of the office but a recent study shows that healthy friendships on the job improve workforce profitability and help you get ahead in your careers. Guests Miriam Salpeter, Shola Richards and Dr. Michael Housman join to discuss.
In Chapter 9 of 17 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, Internet entrepreneur and SimpleGeo CTO Joe Stump shares his experiences learning to work with startup company investors. In his 2009 Capture Your Flag interview, Stump shared how he developed a "tell it like it is" approach. He carries this into venture capitalist and investor meetings. Surprisingly, he finds his transparent and honest approach well-received. Stump is the co-founder and CTO at SimpleGeo.
In Chapter 12 of 17 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview, education entrepreneur J.T. Allen answers "How Have Your Used Customer Feedback to Improve Product and Service Offerings?" Allen shares how both customer and user feedback shapes how he builds an education services offering to meet college client goals of finding students while meeting prospective student needs to find the right school or academic program. J.T. Allen is the CEO and co-founder of myFootpath.
In Chapter 4 of 16 of his 2010 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, online media sales executive Geoff Hamm shares the job search process he uses to find great jobs. To identify an opportunity, Hamm looks for great product and compatible culture. Once he identifies these, Hamm then qualifies each using his business and personal network. This provides him honest insight, feedback, and introductions that further the matchmaking process.
In Chapter 5 of 20 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, Carrot Creative social media agency CEO Mike Germano answers "What Did You Learn From Expanding Your Business Into the Middle East?" After speaking in the Middle East before the Arab Spring in 2011, Germano and his team opened an office there in 2012. The experience teaches him what it means to do business in new locations and the challenges doing business in different cultures can present. Mike Germano is CEO of Carrot Creative.
In Chapter 9 of 17 in his 2012 interview, entrepreneur Doug Jaeger learns from mentor, Carl Johnson of Anomaly, how London creative agencies work out of storefront offices. After opening JaegerSloan as a hybrid office / gallery, Jaeger finds unexpected surprises being connected to the local community. By being present in the community, Jaeger finds he is able to both participate and contribute as a member and help it flourish. Doug Jaeger is the co-founder of JaegerSloan, Inc.
Whether you cry or lose your composure because you're blamed for something that wasn't your fault, there's a stigma attached to emotional responses in the workplace. Dennis Nishi has details on The News Hub. Photo: Bloomberg.
In Chapter 1 of 10 in her 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, fashion stylist Lulu Chen notes how her fashion styling small business is expanding and she has gotten her own office space. She values separating personal and professional space, especially given she has assistants and has many client meetings. She finds chemistry with an artistic community in an office space nearby her apartment. Lulu Chen is a New York City based fashion stylist.