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Working Remotely / On The Road

Sometimes you need a change of scenery to get the creative and productive juices flowing. Here’s tips and tools to help create and pack your road-ready mobile office and be prepared for anything.

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24th birthday thoughts

I think a lot of people that know me think of me as a laid back guy who doesn’t worry or have issues. That’s pretty inaccurate though. Like anyone, I am constantly afraid of failing, doing the wrong thing, messing up, saying the wrong thing or figuring my life out. I thought this year would be a good time to talk, not about the daily stresses we all have, but certain ways I deal with them.

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The Parable of the Old Man, The Boy, and The Donkey

    I recently stumbled upon this old story in a book.  I think it’s an important lesson that we are still trying to learn.   There was an old man, a boy and a donkey. They were going to town and the boy was riding the donkey, with the old man walking alongside. As they rambled along, they passed …

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10 things I’ve learned in the first 23 years of life.

Yesterday was my birthday.  23 years ago I was brought into this world and my oh my does time fly. I have been very fortunate right from the beginning to be born into an amazing family and born into a world where anything that I could dream up is possible.  I will never take for granted the opportunities that have …

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Sunday Share – Elizabeth Dunn: Happy Money & Spending Meaningfully

Elizabeth Dunn is a Psychology Professor at the University of British Columbia, and Co-Author of Happy Money: The Science of Happier Spending (Amazon Link). The focus of her research is on the link between wealth, spending, and happiness and how changes in behaviour may help enrich our lives without necessarily having to make more money. I first discovered her in this interview …

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Sunday Share – Tips on reading from Ryan Holiday

For this week’s Sunday Share we thought we would point to some great advice on reading from Ryan Holiday (his website here: Ryan Holiday – Meditations on Strategy and Life). For those who aren’t familiar, Ryan is a media strategist and prominent writer. He served as director of marketing at American Apparel when he was ridiculously young. He is also the author of …

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Freebie Friday – Perfect Is The Enemy Of Done

We’re going to start trying to give away more freebies here at Cooper + O’Hara! Our manifesto is to provide you with relevant and interesting content that we would read ourselves. And I have to say… we love free stuff! Today’s freebie is a set of desktop wallpapers and printables (5×7 and 8×10) featuring a photo from Thomas’ amazing adventure …

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What to bring to a meeting

Today I thought we would quickly discuss what Cooper & O’Hara brings to a business meeting – Ad Agencies, Architects, Direct Clients, etc. It is something we are fairly new to, but have been doing a lot lately.  The last thing you want to do is go in feeling unprepared.  That’s why I will start by saying that the best …