Stay focused on the right question

The genesis of our company, Driven Analytics, occurred back in 2013. And it’s a great story about how finding the right question to guide your company’s mission is key, regardless of what happens on the way.

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How to get passion

Finding your passion and your why makes a huge difference in how much meaning and significance your life has. That doesn’t mean every little thing you do has significance, but your life overall will.

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Act on your dreams to make a difference

Some people dream big. They’re long on dreams but short on action. Some people never dream. They’re more pragmatic. But unless you dream, and act on your dreams, you can’t make a difference!

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Three tips to make business luncheons more comfortable

A key to a great experience at a business luncheon is for everyone to feel comfortable. But we’ve all been at a luncheon where the opposite was true, either for us or someone else. Here are three tips for you to feel more comfortable, enabling the others around you to feel comfortable as well.

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Dining with the Duke and Duchess

Back in February of 2014, I saw something during an episode of Downton Abbey that caught my eye – formal conversation rules during dinner. Little did I know, two years later, I would have the opportunity to dine with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and find myself practicing those rules.

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Start where you are and use what you have

A huge percentage of small businesses fail. That’s heartbreaking for me, as my business has been so significant and life-changing for me and my family. I’m not sure what goes wrong with all those businesses, but I think too many people get stuck planning.

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A candy bar empire

I started a graphic design and screen printing business in my garage while in medical school and have grown it to a business that produced just over 6.5 million dollars in revenue in 2017. But my story started long before that.

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Four lessons learned from selling something intangible

In 2015, my wife, Holly, was diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer. Like everything else in my life, both personal and working, there were lessons to be learned from that experience. First, life is too short and cancer doesn’t discriminate. You see, at the time, Holly was a two-time Ironman Finisher training for her third. I was the complete opposite. It was the jolt I needed to take care of myself.

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How assessments can help improve your sales

I often refer to myself as a recovering CFO. I was born in Saigon, Vietnam, and lived in multiple countries, including Singapore, Indonesia, and Sudan. I spent most of childhood in Tucson, Arizona, where I attended the University of Arizona to study accounting and finance.

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Improving your digital footprint

As a PR firm that works with political candidates, nonprofits, global corporations, and others, we often get asked what companies should be doing to improve their digital footprint. There’s an old journalism expression that says, “Today’s newspaper wraps tomorrow’s fish.” It means that whatever story appeared in the newspaper today would be forgotten tomorrow and simply used to wrap fish at the fish market.

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