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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Outside the 9-to-5 with Kelly O'Brien: "I Opened a Lingerie Store"

In the course of writing a recent post on the hobbies that people keep outside the office, I discovered that a favorite former client, Kelly O’Brien had bought a lingerie store. Kelly is also VP, Client Services at Havas, running digital marketing for a major pharmaceutical company.   “Congratulations!” I gushed, “You’re living the dream!” […]

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From Detailing to Retailing

A former Pharma sales rep & his wife open a successful consignment clothing boutique following industry downsizing   Barneys Consignment Shop is in Mendham, NJ but it looks straight out of Soho, carrying labels like Prada, Chanel, Michael Kors, Tory Burch, etc. – many with the tags still on. Their ever-changing collection includes upscale women’s […]

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Idea to Business Reality: Trainer Link

Hey, remember Melanie Weinberger, the digital strategist (Launchpad Advertising) and fitness blogger (Mel Runs) that I profiled in October 2011? I’ve been following her blog since High Five Moment and wanted to share a recent personal victory of hers.   This is a story of reading and seizing an opportunity, foregoing sleep, shaking nerves and […]

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