Posts Tagged ‘Friends’

Canines, Trains and Really Great Parties

Icon Written by Alora on February 18, 2010 – 10:00 am

One of my favorite things about the information economy is the extent to which a highly commoditized, social web lowers the barrier to entry for prospective entrepreneurs.  While some of us elect to dive into owning our own business head-first with little or no safety net, that’s not the best way for some people.  Many […]

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20/20 Hindsight – Getting Your Start in a Startup

Icon Written by Alora on April 23, 2009 – 2:06 pm

People who did not meet me until at or around my 25th birthday would never believe it, but in school, I was the Queen of Slackers. Truly. School was too easy, too routine and I spent too long doing it to be able to breath new life into the experience. I could dodge classes, do […]

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20/20 Hindsight – How Early Career Choices Can Set the Stage

Icon Written by Alora on April 22, 2009 – 11:58 pm

I had a couple of discussions this week that got me thinking back to the early days of my career. Aside from leaving me feeling older than I care to think about, it did spark a pleasant memory or two that I’ve been mulling over since. Specifically, I’ve been thinking about how early career choices […]

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Highlights from SXSW 2009

Icon Written by Alora on March 17, 2009 – 11:24 pm

Highlights and lessons from my first time at SXSW Interactive.

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Why I Love Project Management

Icon Written by Alora on January 9, 2009 – 5:49 pm

Throughout my career I have held roles with all kinds of titles, but in the end, at my core, I am a project manager. That is how I see myself and how I tend to identify, no matter what my formal title. And it’s for a very, very simple reason: there is one constant in […]

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Work-Life What?

Icon Written by Alora on January 5, 2009 – 4:43 pm

I hate the phrase “work-life balance.” I truly can’t stand it. I think it’s a b.s. phrase that is one of those organizational design notions that sounds really, really good, but in truth is so vague that everyone has their own definition, leaving no consensus on any kind of standardized meaning. Implications of Being “Even” […]

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The Value of Social Networking

Icon Written by Alora on December 6, 2008 – 12:45 pm

This week a dear friend and mentor commented to me that he had become “a poster-child for social networking fatigue” and that was why, while catching up by phone, he was giving me the last six months worth of updates on his life, many of which were pretty dramatic and a little surprising. I had […]

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