The Actionable Interview with Billee Howard

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As a brand and communications executive, first with Weber Shandwick and then at her own consulting firm Brandthropologie, Billee Howard was well placed to see the shift in what she calls “me commerce” to “we commerce.” In her book “We-Commerce: How to Create, Collaborate, and Succeed in the Sharing Economy” she breaks this down for us into ten areas we can modify to take advantage of this shift. Billee sits down with us to answer a few of our burning questions.

Double the fun

07.19

One of the things I love most about our Actionable book summaries is that they reveal a lot about the individual who wrote it. If you’ve been reading our summaries for any length of time you know that rather than summarize the entire book, our dedicated roster of writers extract one idea from the book (the Golden Egg) and two ways to implement it (the GEMs). These takeaways are what resonates with the writer… what spoke to them… and no two summaries of […]

How to become your best

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Becoming our best selves at work and in our personal lives is something we all strive to achieve. Some days are easier than others, but ultimately it’s those individuals who persevere through the struggles who come out on top. I got thinking about some of the best “becoming your best” takeaways that I’ve come across in the books we’ve summarized here at Actionable.

Luring you back into bookstores… with wine

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About two weeks ago I was in a pickle. It was Friday night, and there was a book due out the following Tuesday that I was dying to get a copy of into my hot little hands. Knowing that occasionally my local bookstore breaks street date and puts out copies early (shh, don’t tell the book police!), I decided to check the stock online. Sure enough, they had put out five copies of the book early. What to do? Test my patience […]

The Actionable Interview with Marie Perruchet

The Actionable Interview with Marie Perruchet

Marie Perruchet’s book, “One Perfect Pitch: How to Sell Your Idea, Your Product, Your Business–or Yourself”, takes us through how to connect with our true stories, prepare and practice our pitches, and then nail them. Marie sits down with us for The Actionable Interview.