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Adrian Dessi

Here's How to Tell When It's Time to Quit

How to determine when you should pivot your start-up according to a Stanford University Professor
Adrian Dessi

Why You Need To Find Your Tribe

Why finding like-minded supportive people in your life can become your super power
Chris Dessi

How to Be Motivated When Life is Insanely Difficult

It's been a remarkably awful year. A global pandemic, unscrupulous politicians, biased media pundits. You can be comfortable with being uncomfortable, but 2020 has been insanely difficult to motivate even the most resilient among us.
Chris Dessi

10 Daily Habits of The Most Confident People

I'm here to tell you there are proven ways to improve your self-confidence that will drive real, long lasting change in your life.
Chris Dessi Success

10 Unusual Ways to Manifest Success In Your Life

Too many think that if it doesn't feel good - you're not following your passion. Bull. If you have a vision and you know that you have to climb a mountain to get to the top, you're taking the steps to land on your passion.
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One Simple Life Hack to Help You Create Good Habits

I don't pretend to have all the answers. But lately I've been implementing a little trick that has helped me. I think it can help you too. My agency is growing. We have amazing clients. We also produce a world class conference. The conference and the clients are synergistic events on paper. In execution they are at odds. One takes from the other in time, energy and sweat equity. I needed to clone myself, or find a solution.
Chris Dessi on unemployment

The No. 1 Thing You Need to Do Right Now If You're Unemployed

I have lots of experience being out of work. It happened to me three times in a two-year span. Five times total throughout my career. I'm only 40, so that's a pretty impressive streak. Also - I split up a business partnership. I didn't read the fine print of our contract. I battled my partner for almost a year. I made almost no money.
15 Tips for Introverts Networking That Will Blow Your Mind
Three years ago I launched the first Westchester Digital Summit. Last month Forbes magazine called us one of the "Conferences That Will Keep You Ahead of Marketing Trends This Year." We've hosted over 1000 executives in that time. I'm an extrovert, and I understand the power of networking. What hurts me is to see introverts not capitalize on the opportunity of an event like the summit. So here are 15 practical tips you can use the next time you're at an event. I hope you join us at this year's summit and test them out.
Silverback at Fortina
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What a Year for Silverback Social

What a Year. A look back at 2014 for the Silverback Social team - Westchester Digital Summit, Baltimore Digital Summit, & clients like Legendary Pictures.
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69 Day Giving Challenge - Day 5

On Halloween night our dear friend the Potenza's invited us into their home for a quick beer/glass of wine.  Doug and Traci are great people and have a beautiful family. They live just up the street from our home in Chappaqua, NY.   Traci…
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69 Day Giving Challenge - Day 4

Today's gift was simple. I got a few dollars worth of change, and filled the meters for people who were parked on Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains.  I even have a cool Instagram Hyperlapse video to prove it too  (video credit: Brian Funicelli)…
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69 Day Giving Challenge - Day 3

Something really cool has happened this time around with my giving challenge.  Friends and family are reaching out with their own stories, or stories of their friends and family. I love this.  It tells me that we're creating a bigger ripple…
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69 Day Giving Challenge - Day 2

Somehow I get the feeling there will be lot's of "coffee" gifts.  So bear with me. Yesterday I followed my normal routine of putting my oldest daughter Talia on the bus, and then heading to get my coffee before I start my drive into work.…
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69 Day Giving Challenge - Day 1

This was an easy, and somewhat lazy gift.  But I will admit that I felt a ridiculous rush of adrenaline after giving it. My office is like many offices in modern America ...you can throw a stone and hit the nearest Starbucks here in White Plains.…
Adrian Dessi
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69 Day Giving Challenge

Five years ago I did something different.  My Father had been falsely diagnosed with a diabolical disease called Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS.  It's a disease of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary…