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Rita Gunther McGrath Discusses Business Strategy and YOU

18 Mar

Rita Gunther McGrath

Rita Gunther McGrath is a professor at Columbia Business School. She has been named one of The World’s Most Influential Business Thinkers by Forbes.  McGrath is the author of “The End of Competitive Advantage: How to Keep Your Strategy Moving as Fast As Your Business.” This week on Sam’s Dream Blog, Rita shares about when […]

Lisa Nicole Bell on Carving Out Your Entrepreneurial Niche

21 Jan

Lisa Nicole Bell

Lisa Nicole Bell is the CEO of Inspired Life Media Group, a company that creates and produces content for Fortune 500 brands, major media outlets, and venture-backed startups in the realms of entertainment and technology. Sam’s Dream Blog: Would you tell Sam’s Dream Blog readers how you carved out your niche and how you figured […]

littleBits CEO Ayah Bdeir on Taking Little Steps Toward Dreams

29 Oct


Ayah Bdeir is the founder and CEO of littleBits. littleBits have been referred to as ?LEGOs for the iPad generation.? Bdeir, an engineer, was named one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business in 2013. Sam’s Dream Blog: So many people think pursuing your dreams is complicated. What have you learned about taking little […]

Ivan Poupyrev, of Disney Research, on Dreaming Process

1 Oct

Ivan Poupyrev

One of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business in 2013, Dr. Ivan Poupyrev directs an interaction group to find new ideas and concepts at Disney Research, Pittsburgh. This research targets interactive technologies and interface design. Sam’s Dream Blog: How important is an attitude of hope to the process of dreaming? How do you […]

Drybar Founder Alli Webb Shares Her Dream Journey

17 Sep

Featured on Fast Company’s “100 Most Creative People in Business 2013″ list, Alli Webb is  the founder of Drybar: ?No cuts. No color. Just blowouts for only $35.?  Drybar has 29 locations and is ever-growing, including newly-opened Houston. This week, Alli shares on Sam’s Dream Blog about finding your passion, getting started and persevering. Sam’s […]

Seth Godin, Best-Selling Author and Entrepreneur Quick Hits

3 Sep

Seth Godin

Seth Godin is the author of 14 books that have been translated into more than 30 languages. Covering topics including the way ideas spread, marketing, leadership and change, each book has achieved best-selling status. As an entrepreneur, Godin has weathered the other end of the spectrum too. His newest company,, however, is ranked by […]

Vena Cava Fashion Designer Sophie Buhai Quick Hits

16 Apr

Vena Cava, Sophie Buhai

This week Sam’s Dream Blog features Sophie Buhai, one half of the Vena Cava design team (Lisa Mayock is the other half.) Vena Cava creates so-called ?future heirlooms,? clothing that can be passed down through family and friends. Buhai has been featured on Fast Company’s “The 100 Most Creative People in Business” list, and the […]

Jobs for You: Alexandra Levit’s Advice

11 Sep

Jobs for You

Alexandra Levit is a workplace author, speaker, columnist, and consultant. She was a Money Magazine Career Expert of the Year in 2010 and is a Career and Workplace Consultant to the Obama Administration and the Fortune 500. Sam’s Dream Blog: I read where you expressed concern about people who go from job to job with […]

Startups Quick Hits from Startup Professionals’ Martin Zwilling

31 Jul


Startups: Marty Zwilling is the Founder and CEO of Startup Professionals, a company that educates and aids startup founders worldwide. Marty has experience as an executive in general management, computer software development, product management, and marketing. He has also authored the book, ?Do You Have What It Takes To Be An Entrepreneur?? Sam’s Dream Blog: […]

Soles for Souls Former Chief Wayne Elsey Quick Hits

17 Jul

Soles for Souls Former Chief Wayne Elsey

Wayne Elsey is the founder of Soles4Souls, a shoe charity aimed at adults and children in need. Currently he is the head coach at branding and communications agency Wayne Elsey Enterprises to be launched this fall. Wayne authored the book ?Almost Isn’t Good Enough.? Sam’s Dream Blog: How did your prior work at Soles4Souls and […]