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Go to War, Write a Book, Work in Advertising.

Remember Piers Platt, the Rosetta analyst we interviewed back in December 2010 about recruiting practices for strategy consultants? He just published a book about his deployment in Iraq!   It’s called Combat and Other Shenanigans: Tales of the Absurd from a Deployment to Iraq, and as the title would suggest, it captures the lighter moments […]

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Make Good Choices.

Last week my 4-year old’s school was doing a hop-a-thon fundraiser to benefit kids and families with special needs. So I went in and read a book about autism and cheered for each class as they hopped for dollars.   While there, I got the rare chance to witness Alexa’s incredibly awesome teachers in action. […]

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Who is Jennifer Lee?

Last week, Frozen became the top-grossing Disney film of all time. Bigger than The Lion King. Bigger than Finding Nemo. $1 billion big! Little girls everywhere are singing “Let it Go” and standing in line 6 hours to see Princesses Elsa and Anna.   Did you catch the movie’s closing credits? Jennifer Lee is all […]

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Hiring Trend: Innovation Strategists

Many ad agencies now have innovation “labs” patterned after R&D labs in product development companies. For example, R/GA has its Retail and Software Development Labs, BBH’s Labs sit under their Chief Digital Officer, Iris Worldwide just launched The Nursery… there are many, many others… all with the goal of interpreting new technologies and opportunities to […]

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"Be careful, small heart."

Greetings from Disney! I’m on vacation this week, but have time for a quick post before my family disowns me.   Remember Britta Alexander of Eat Media and the post about overcoming writer’s block? She has a couple more kids since we last talked to her (twins!) and a new book coaching business called Year […]

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