This is what we talked about on The Invisible Mentor Blog this week: Acres of Diamonds by Russell Conwell, Marie Curie, Research Scientist, Discoverer of Radium and First Woman to Win a Nobel Prize and Evan Carmichael, Entrepreneur, EvanCarmichael.com.
Mondays at the Salon
At a recent event hosted by the Canadian Women in Communications for senior level women, the guest speaker Linda Jojo, new Executive Vice President, ITS and Chief Information Officer of Rogers Communications shared three lessons she has learned with the women in attendance, but I’d like to focus on only one because it incorporates the other two. And that is the importance of branding yourself.
Booked on Tuesdays
Acres of Diamonds by Russell Conwell relates a story told to him by an Arab guide. The story intrigued Conwell so much, with its timeless moral, that he subsequently used the theme as the foundation for his many speeches.
Marie Curie started at the Sorbonne in Paris in 1891 at the age of 24, and graduated top of her class with a Masters in Physics in 1893, and mathematics in 1894 – this was a phenomenal accomplishment since she had to master French. In 1894, Curie needed a laboratory to conduct her research projects and was referred to Pierre Curie at the School of Physics and Chemistry at the University of Paris. Pierre and Marie had a strong connection and were married the following year.
Perspective Thursdays and Workshop Fridays
This week we featured entrepreneur Evan Carmichael. Carmichael shared many nuggets of wisdom with us. He emphasized the importance of building a business around customers and recommended that entrepreneurs start serviced-based businesses because they have less start-up costs than product based ones, and their failure rate is lower as well. Here are Part One and Part Two of Evan Carmichael’s interview.
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