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28 of my Favorite Buzzwords

Working in buzzword-heavy environments, the word clouds of my life are crammed with jargon. When talking with friends and family in industries other than tech, fitness, marketing, or social media, sometimes buzzwords are considered witty or creative. As a wordsmith, I get a good chuckle when these loaded, overused words are used in my everyday… Continue reading 28 of my Favorite Buzzwords

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14 Books on my Fall Reading List

The combination of getting a library card, having more free time, and writing a defined reading list enabled me to surprisingly finish all 15 books on my summer reading list, including a few others. So, I've created  another reading list to keep me accountable through the fall. But first, how did I read so much… Continue reading 14 Books on my Fall Reading List

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Thinking User-Centric: How to Better Understand Consumers

Users are increasingly becoming at the center of everything. Although it seems obvious, it's necessary for marketing, IT, and design to be user-centric, especially as the service-based economy grows. Your end goal is often consumer satisfaction, so how can you best meet the needs of the consumer? Sometimes, it's easy to put yourself in the… Continue reading Thinking User-Centric: How to Better Understand Consumers

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The Creator’s Code: Entrepreneurial Skills or Habits?

Per recommendation from leadership at work, I read the Creator's Code by Amy Wilkinson from my Summer 2017 Book List. The subtitle boasts "six essential skills of extraordinary entrepreneurs" and I was curious what those would be. More buzzwords? More bravado? Yeah. Preeeeetty much. Find the gap Drive for daylight Fly the OODA loop Fail… Continue reading The Creator’s Code: Entrepreneurial Skills or Habits?