Think about the last time you were looking for a person to join your project. Who were the people you thought about calling first? Were they the ones you already worked with before and knew would make a great team? Or perhaps it was someone who came recommended by those you trust? In any case, it was likely someone with a reputation of being competent and reliable. advertisement advertisement In many cases, I find, reputation is closely connected to a personal brand you cultivate, both offline and online. Just a few weeks ago, when I found myself in a similar situation, I reached out to someone whose work I have been following on social media–not to someone I’ve met in person. That is why personal branding, especially online, is one of the key elements of growing our professional careers. However, there are some inherent challenges to women and their professional paths. We hesitate (and fail) to take ownership of our successes As I grew up, and especially when I … [Read more...] about These are the biggest personal branding mistakes women make
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I am often asked this question.The short answer is yes.But you deserve a longer answer from me. You see, I’ve embarked on a project to develop a fool proof system to double one’s income.Close But I also acknowledge that it's challenging to be an investor these days. If you open the newspapers bad news will come pouring out at you. related news Double Your Income series: Temperament is key to success in investing What is debt-oriented Mutual Fund? Meaning, types and benefits Close-end funds: What is close-ended Mutual Fund and how it works Car sales are crashing. Rural India is in distress. People are losing jobs. GDP is going down. Even Rs 5 biscuits aren't selling!How do you think of investing in the stock market at such a time?A friend of mine who is a doctor told me the other day he stopped his equity SIPs. I did not find this surprising. When the economy looks rough, and there’s bad news all around, stocks are considered 'risky'.In such times, even a … [Read more...] about Double Your Income series: Can I boost my income even if the economy is slowing?
In a self-improvement-obsessed world, it’s easy to find a reason to change your routine. Every day, there seems to be new research or book that tells you what time you should get up, what you should eat, and how you should sleep. advertisement advertisement But a successful routine looks different for everyone. Just because someone else swears by a particular routine and attributes their success to that, it doesn’t mean that you’ll experience the same thing. Before you think about drastically changing your diet, or setting your alarm two hours earlier than you normally wake up, it’s worth asking these questions below. 1. What’s My End Goal? When writer Daniel Dowling became a full-time freelance writer, he realized that it was no longer enough to “let his energy levels” dictate how much work he would do. He needed to do it the other way–let his workflow dictate his energy. Dowling made a series of changes, from working out … [Read more...] about 5 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Changing Your Routine
The emergence of new technology has changed and will continue to change the identity design profession. Gone are the days when fluency in the Adobe Suite was as far as your technological expertise needed to stretch. The past few years have brought web and mobile design to the fore; now there’s VR/AR, and increasingly bots and artificial intelligence. Even if identity designers aren’t working in these mediums directly, they are increasingly asked to understand their value and their challenges in order to communicate them to the general public. advertisement advertisement We saw these shifting technologies and priorities reflected in the projects submitted to this year’s Fast Company Innovation By Design Awards. Of the finalists in the Graphic Design and Data Visualization category, several projects focused on branding for mobile apps, or for companies for whom mobile was a central focus (see R/GA’s Can’t Stop campaign for … [Read more...] about Branding Has Never Been Harder. Here’s How To Master It
If we want to avoid the most devastating consequences of global warming—things like mass starvation, frequent natural disasters, and the drowning of coastal cities—we’ll need to radically transform the way we live. Last year, the United Nations convened a group of 91 scientists who analyzed more than 6,000 scientific studies to come up with guidelines that will help world leaders mitigate the worst impacts of climate change. One of those scientists, Myles Allen of Oxford University, put it to the New York Times: “We need to . . . turn the world economy on a dime.” But given the scale of change needed to do so, it’s easy to feel powerless. After all, what can one person—or even one company—do to transform the world economy? advertisement advertisement Gucci’s CEO, Marco Bizzarri, doesn’t want business leaders to fall into a sense of paralysis. Today, he’s launching a program called the CEO Carbon … [Read more...] about Gucci took action on climate change. Now it’s daring other companies to do the same