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The Little Rascals of Social Good

The Little Rascals of Social Good

OK, here comes the “not so interesting” opening hook line to start off a blog to engage the reader… Recently, my daughter opened up her first lemonade stand and… Here’s the follow-up line with the hook: She did it for charity by her own choosing, raised over $700 before she even squeezed a lemon and then made $135 in 2 hours for the No Kid Hungry charity! OK, so secret told that she did not even squeeze a single lemon ( I did) and she...

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Clark Kent: Social Media Secret Identity? The Golden Age of Transparency

Clark Kent: Social Media Secret Identity? The Golden Age of Transparency

So…I’m walking by the New York Times building here in NYC the other day and was thinking to myself, “you know I bet if Clark Kent was real he would be working for the NY Times.” But then I had another thought (as is I sometimes do have as a follow up thought to another when my mind feels clever enough)and that was, if Clark was working in the modern world, in the limelight of the new media realm then he would be expected to have a social...

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Changers of Commerce: Helping to Re-Band Aid Ethiopia

Changers of Commerce: Helping to Re-Band Aid Ethiopia

Remember Live Aid back in 1986? Remember seeing Queen give one of the best performances in rock history? Phil Collins playing both London and Philadelphia? Remember how it made us all fell to be a planetary communality that day? You want to feel that feeling again? Well you can by helping out and getting involved and being a rock star as a Changers of Commerce. It’s a group of people who through the power of leadership stemming from the...

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The Sullivans: A History of Social Good

The Sullivans: A History of Social Good

I’m proud of something. I’m proud of who I am. I’m proud of a lot of the choices I have made and a lot of the things I have accomplished with helping others through fundraisers, charities and just getting across the street. Is that an egotistical thing to say? No. I don’t think so. As long as what we do is pure of heart and it comes without looking for rewards. It’s who I am. It’s what my family has always been and it’s a part of...

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Starbucks Jedi Mind Tricks: Quick! What Am I Thinking?

Starbucks Jedi Mind Tricks: Quick! What Am I Thinking?

OK, so this is getting a little creepy. Creepy but cool all in the same breath mind you. First off…WARNING: Wipe any inappropriate thoughts from your mind when you enter a Starbucks. Your mind is about to be invaded. It was announced that Starbucks was teaming up with Square with a new technology that reads the customer’s cell phone automatically and notify the store that the customer has entered, and the customer’s name and...

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Leadership, Mentoring & The Next Superheroes in Social Media

Two weeks ago my Marketing and Social Media Mini-Me, Christina, came to me before my first cup of coffee on a Monday morning and informed me she was leaving the company. Her reasons were solid. She is involved in the art world and we were a restaurant group. Her passion job came up and she needed to strike while the irons were hot. I was both thrilled and greatly saddened at the same time. Let me take a second to just tell you about this 19...

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Help! The Beatles and Leadership

Help! The Beatles and Leadership

What is “HELP”? Well, besides it being the blood curdling yell to summon someone who just happens to have a great big “S” under their dress shirt, it’s one of the words all leaders should have in their top 10 terminology list. In this case it has two meanings: the classic definition of aiding someone who requires assistance but it also serves as an acronym inspired by one of the greatest Beatles tunes of all times,...

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Who Is Ty Sullivan?

Ty Sullivan is the Director of Marketing and Social Media for one of New York City's top restaurant management groups. He also speaks, teaches and designs Customer Service seminars as well as blogs on the subject.

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