Category Archives: Recommended Reads
In the last week, several new skyscrapers were announced by leading architects. Chicago CURBED reports, The economy has rebounded and the real estate market is red hot with people starting to buy homes again and developers proposing new tower projects for the downtown area. Major companies are moving back to the city from suburban campuses and Chicago’s talent pool continues to expand at an exponential rate. Many of the downtown projects proposed in the last couple of years have been for new hotels and apartment towers, however there are a handful of very ambitious skyscrapers that if built, could forever change city’s skyline. READ THE FULL STORY HERE.
PLUS A year ago when we first put together our first list of the highrises under construction in Chicago, we were stoked that they totaled 14 towers. The number then increased to 18 earlier this year. Today, that number is now 21. There are twenty one highrises currently under construction across the city, which include new hotels, office towers, apartments, and even a couple of condominium projects. READ THE FULL STORY HERE.
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Do you go to networking events with a pocket full of business cards
and hand them out with your elevator pitch in hopes of generating a
couple of leads?
Do you meet people at trade shows or seminars and
hand out a few more, figuring maybe they have a friend of a friend who
might be interested in what you offer?
And how well does that usually turn out?
don’t know about you, but I have literally hundreds of business cards
(all neatly stored in cases and folios) for people I’ve met at Chamber
of Commerce events, social gatherings, meetups and any number of
“meet-and-greets”. And I’ve never worked with a single one.
not that I didn’t need insurance. Or my carpet cleaned. Or a party
planned. Or a massage. It’s just that I couldn’t possibly tell you who,
in that massive pile of dead trees, is who.
If that sounds like
you, you may be relieved to hear that networking is dead… at least in
the traditional mind-numbing way that we’ve been taught to think about
You may also be relieved to hear that the new networking is less painful and results in more business.
Want to know how it’s done?
Then you’ll want to read this book.
A Tale Of Two Chicago Networkers
Networking is Dead By Melissa G Wilson and Larry Mohl
The intriguing thing about this book is that it’s fiction.
of the usual business book that talks at you like a grad school
lecture, this one is told as the story of two individuals who want to
boost their networking power.
One is a bit shy and doesn’t have a
lot of connections. One is outgoing and has a whole lot of connections.
Neither is generating any business.
When they’re introduced to a professional networker – correction, someone who knows how to help people make connections that matter – they learn how to do just that.
had the chance to ask the authors why they chose to tell this story as a
fable instead of writing a traditional business book and this is what
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The powerful documentary
“The Most Important Film of the Year.”
– Marlo Thomas, Huffington Post
“This movie really does have the power to save lives.”
– Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
Sundance Award-winning filmmaker, Lee Hirsch, comes a beautifully
cinematic, character-driven documentary following five kids and families
over the course of a school year. Offering insight into different
facets of America’s bullying crisis, the stories include two families
who have lost children to suicide and a mother awaiting the fate of her
14-year-old daughter, who has been incarcerated after bringing a gun on
her school bus. With an intimate and often shocking glimpse into homes,
classrooms, cafeterias and principals’ offices, BULLY is a powerful and inspiring film that every educator, parent and teenager should see.
Make a difference.
Join the movement.
Learn more about BULLY at: www.thebullyproject.com
How cool is this?
Fund this new book, The Barack Book, for a $25 pledge, and you get a copy of the book, when it comes in November!
It’s like putting your order in advance now – and helping bring this very awesome book to the marketplace.
2012 many books will be published on President Obama as he comes up for
Hartman, Bob Starks, and Derrick Baker have a unique perspective on the
man. They were there from the beginning. And Barack is their friend.
the long-time publisher of N’DIGO, a weekly targeted at Chicago’s black
middle class, Hartman was the first to cover the young, black Chicagoan
rising in the political ranks. First he was her friend, then he became
an Illinois senator, and then the President Obama we all know today.
Hartman and colleagues Starks and Baker recognized the political
potential of Mr. Obama early on and since 2003 have covered him from a
unique black Chicago perspective.
you have supported Obama from the beginning, now is your chance to
remain involved in spreading the man’s worldwide significance via The Barack Book.
Getting books published or movies made is a tough business these days. Artists and writers are taking it upon themselves, to get their own seed money, to bring their products to the marketplace.
This trio of writers are using Kickstarter to fund the creation of The Barack Book and need your involvement to help cement President Obama’s legacy. They have less than 3 weeks to raise the $15,000 needed to get this project off this ground. And if you pledge $25 – you will get a copy of the hardcover book, when it comes out this November. If you can pledge more, there are even more incentives!