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    Respect

    RespectAretha Franklin What you wantBaby, I got itWhat you needDo you know I got itAll I'm askin'Is for a little respect when youget home (just a little bit)…-R-E-S-P-E-C-TFind out what it means to meR-E-S-P-E-C-TTake care, TCB…-Or you might walk in (respect,just a little bit)And find out I'm gone (just a littlebit)I got to have (just a little bit)A little respect (just a little bit)Songwriters: Otis Redding  Respect lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Universal Music Publishing Group...  Learn More

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    Ep. 15: Christine Wzorek - Is it time to disrupt HR?

     Christine Wzorek is a past student of mine who reconnected with me on LinkedIn a few months back and has been calling me out on my failure to address V-REEL® applications for human resources (HR) ever since. It's great! I really appreciate her setting me straight on this because she's right.   Learn More

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    Ep. 14: Rahsaan King - The evolution of a startup (and an entrepreneur)

    Rahsaan King is an amazing strategic thinker. He started his first company in high school and has been growing and refining the business model ever since; all while finishing high school and going on to Harvard to pursue degrees in Philosophy and Computer Science. I met Rahsaan in Bryan, TX where he joined the Innovation Underground, our local business and technology incubator."I realized that trying to be an entrepreneur and a student at the same time is hard," Rahsaan said.True.   Learn More

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    The one thing you can do to survive an economic downturn.

    "Look for the bare necessitiesThe simple bare necessitiesForget about your worries and your strifeI mean the bare necessitiesAre Mother Nature's recipesThat bring the bare necessities of life"Lyrics from The Jungle Book song, The Bare Necessities. Composed by Terry Gilkyson. Performed by Phil Harris and Bruce ReithermanWhat to do? The list of respected financial advisors / market analysts / economists who are a bit downbeat in their expectations about the stability o...  Learn More

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    Ep. 13: Cyndie Meersman - Maximizing Your Ability to Create Value (and Land a Job)

    Cyndie Meersman is the founder of a unique student organization at Texas A&M University called The Business of the Arts (BA), an organization that she hopes one day will become known for developing artists' entrepreneurial skills. Cyndie confesses she didn't actually start the organization to help artists. She started BA to expand her own career options by putting a leadership position on her own resume.   Learn More

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    Ep. 12: Matthew Hightower - Turning An Eroding Factor into a Distinctive Competency

    I met Class2Class Co-Founder Matthew Hightower when he came into to my office at Texas A&M a few years back seeking input on his first startup idea. He was a student at the time and I was gearing up to take a group of Aggies to Africa. Matthew joined the group and we've been conversing about business strategy ever since.   Learn More

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    What does it mean to be a company?

    I'm guessing most people never really take much time to think about what "company" means, but it's been on my mind recently as I've been talking to people more and more about the V-REEL® Framework. As you may have noticed by reading my articles, I often take inspiration from music. Lyrics are thought provoking, and even on this topic, I've found some lyrics that present very different answers to my question.   Learn More

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    Ep. 11: Coby Dixon - When Value and Rareness are Not Enough

    One of the things I focus on with the V-REEL® Framework is Rareness. That R in V-REEL is essential if one hopes to gain any level of competitive advantage in the marketplace. But even when you have a product or service that is both valuable and rare, you still have work to do.   Learn More

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