Notes from The Art of First Impressions

Notes from The Art of First Impressions “Be the kind of person that you’d like to meet.” Anonymous Isn’t that an awesome quote? A few days ago, I attended The Art of First Impressions, hosted by NAAAP (National Association of Asian American Professionals) and Ellevate Network  Toronto (I am the president of Ellevate Toronto). There were three sessions and I was able to attend two - Personal Image led by Dr. Jean Kim, Ph.D. and Personal Brand led by Carol Schulte. Jean Kim mentioned that she had seen the above quote and how much it touched her, and I thought so too, because it … [Read more...]

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, Book Review

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Clement Hurd is surprisingly found on the Mad Men Reading List. What makes it surprising, is that it is a children’s book for the under five-year old category. I want to also add that the book is found on many of the must-read children’s book lists. I was curious why Goodnight Moon would be on the Mad Men Reading List so I bought a copy to read. Related Post 25 Books: Mad Men Reading List The first thing that struck me is that there aren’t any real humans in the story, but rabbits … [Read more...]

Very Good Lives by JK Rowling, Book Review

Very Good Lives by JK Rowling, Book Review Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination by JK Rowling is the commencement address she delivered to Harvard University graduates in 2008. While preparing for her speech, she asked herself two questions: What she wished she had learned at her graduation, and what lessons she has learned since graduating 21 years ago. She came up with two topics – the benefits of failure and the importance of imagination. Seven years after her graduation, JK Rowling experienced failure of epic proportion. She had a … [Read more...]

25 Books: Mad Men Reading List

25 Books: Mad Men Reading List I do not watch TV, I spend my time reading books, so I have never watched the series Mad Men, but I am a sucker for any reading list. Some of the books I have read already, some are on my ever growing pile of books to read, and some I have never heard of before. Mad Men premiered on July 19, 2007 on the cable network AMC and is produced by Lionsgate Television. According to Wikipedia, "The seventh and final season consists of 14 episodes that are split into two seven-episode installments, airing in 2014 and 2015. The second half of the final season premiered … [Read more...]

The Book With No Pictures by BJ Novak

The Book with No Pictures by BJ Novak There are times when simply having fun is the best thing you can do. Some of you know that I am grieving, some days are not so great, but I have some great days. On some of my great days, I am able to produce very good work. I have been blogging for a while now, and I am always looking for ways to make The Invisible Mentor blog better. And this is a part of life, each day we are supposed to be growing into a better version of ourselves. With this is mind, I often look for ways to get into the creative space, and reading The Book With No Pictures by BJ … [Read more...]