Phillip Rooney

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5 Enlightening Reasons to Embrace the Power of Meditation

There are a million and one things that can get in the way of a daily meditation, but like the old Zen saying states:<p>“You should sit in meditation …

Why you should include influential social media users in your PR strategy

Marketers have a lot of options when it comes to choosing how to best reach customers: traditional marketing, mass media, digital, social media, …

Public Relations

How to Use Instagram for Business: A Complete Guide for Marketers

From the boom in popularity of Instagram Stories, to the recent expansion of advertising opportunities—it’s a good time to be using Instagram for …

Marketing

3 Critical Fears Every Entrepreneur Must Overcome

Striking out on your own is a huge risk. In order to succeed you have to make friends with these three types of fear.<p>Starting a business requires a mastery of skills: In addition to technical knowledge and familiarity with your industry, there is also a strong mental component. We’ll never know how …

Entrepreneurship

Oliver Sacks, Antonio Damasio and Others Debate Christof Koch on the Nature of Consciousness

<i>Editor's note: The structure of the living cell is defined by the difference between what’s inside and what’s not. Biologists have taken great pains</i> …

Consciousness

The Lesson Of Two Epic Logo Debacles

What happens when a brand goes from beloved to beleaguered? Siegel+Gale’s Kevin Grady on the ingredients of resilience.<p>In 2010, Gap unveiled a new logo for their brand. It was nothing particularly shocking: Helvetica paired with a tinted blue square, referencing the familiar blue square used in its …

Graphic Design

Daily Meditation: Connecting With The Earth

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's meditation features a section from the Pagan Community Statement on the Environment, drafted by …

Meditation

Seven quick tips for starting your company off strong

After having started seven businesses over the last 10 years and as an enterprise ambassador for The Prince's Trust, I have been fortunate to view startup businesses and entrepreneurs in a variety of contexts. Below are seven lessons about starting up I have learned along the way.<p><b>1. Don't start out</b> …

Small Business

10 Daily Habits Of The Most Successful Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship

Farm-Fresh Friday: Sweet Pea Cocktail

Some call it June, but we like to refer to this, the sweetest of summer months, as the official start of market season. From roadside stands bursting …

The Sober Bartender That Is Making One of New York's Most Inventive Cocktail Menus

How exactly does Sam Anderson, the talented beverage director at Mission Chinese Food, spend half his year abstaining from boozing while redefining the parameters of the traditional cocktail list?<p>It's nearing 11 PM on a Saturday night. The slick, inky streets of the Lower East Side seem to breathe …

Alcohol

9 Summer Cocktails That Are Better Than Air Conditioning

<i>When he's not busy running the cocktail program at New York City's Marta, Erik Lombardo is giving us the rundown on all things spirits—and showing us the best ways to drink them.</i><p><i>Today: We're rounding up 9 of Erik's summertime drinks to help us get through the hot season ahead.</i><p>In the summer, it can …