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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

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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Bill LaRosa

G. William LaRosa is not just my Uncle. He's my Godfather. I've idolized him for as long as I can remember. Recently, in the midst of a compelling conversation about business, I marveled how intelligent he is. He replied "I'm not that smart, I've just been around." I call that wisdom. It's my honor to share my Godfather's wisdom on this blog.
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Lisa Besserman

Everyone has different methods that to lead to their success, especially entrepreneurs. For me, the most important daily quality is being flexible. There have been times where I’ve had to fly to a different continent on a moment’s notice, extend a trip for weeks at a time, or drop everything to solve a time sensitive issue. It’s being able to address these unexpected turns that has allowed me to become the entrepreneur I am today. I guess you can say my “rhythm” is embracing the unexpected and being flexible in times of uncertainty. I work better at night, so I generally go to bed at around 1am and start the day around 9am, answering emails in bed. Working from home has its advantages.
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Tim Flannery

The guy is an intellectual powerhouse, graduating Magna Cum Laude from Loyola University Maryland. I'm proud to call the guy a friend, and I'm enjoying watching his star rise. He arguably has the best answer to my "how do you define success" question of any interviewee.
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Tami Canizzaro

Tami Canizzaro is a unique executive. Dynamic and inspiring on one hand. Down to earth, and practical on the other. I've been fortunate to get to know Tami over the past 2 years. She spoke at my event the Westchester Digital Summit and has since become a friend. She has climbed the ranks of corporate American while maintaining a family, and strong sense of who she is. I find her inspiring

Chris Hansen

An Exclusive Look Into the Global Success of TV Journalist Chris Hansen

Russell Adler

There are many attorneys out there. Russ isn't like any of them. That's mostly why he's my attorney. He's the high hat of the beat. The bass player in the band. The dude that's a little quirky, and always intriguing. I think these differences are why I'm drawn to Russ. They're the reason why he has become more of a "consigliere" to me than hired gun. He's the real deal. Genuine, grounded and a new kind of attorney with a new kind of approach to success that I thought worth sharing. I think you'll agree.
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Dennis Simmons

This dude is fascinating. His life and the way he lives his life has inspired me. The way he shares his success and supports those that he loves is exemplary. He's just one of those guys. I love him. You're gonna love him too. Wait until you read about Dennis's Grandson Reese. Read on, and enjoy.
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Sheila Haile

Chris Dessi: You've had a storied career, winning all sorts of accolades. 2012 Most Influential Women in Optical - too many MarComm awards to list. When did you first consider yourself a success? Sheila Haile: That thought does not even cross my mind. I don’t believe you are a success until there is nothing left to do. And there is so much more I want to do…in all phases of my life. I don’t feel like I’ve accomplished the big one yet.
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John Dokes

For John Dokes, CMO of AccuWeather it's all three. Talent, smarts and good looks come naturally to John. I hate guys like that. But I just can's find it in me to hate John. But sometimes I can get irked. A few weeks ago my wife and I had just finished listening to the "John Dokes Quintet" at a Jazz club called Kitano, and I was angry. I approached John after his set and berated him.
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You Need to Know These 9 Absolutely Awesome Things That Attract Wealth

I've been interviewing the most successful people I know. I'm also pulling together their wisdom, and including it all in my next book. Stay tuned. Here are 9 Powerful lessons they've taught me.