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Charisma – Richard Branson Style

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My buddy, Nadav Wilf, just got back from an incredible trip to Neckar Island with Richard Branson. I was offered to go, but there wasn't a guarantee that Mr. B was going to be there, so I took a pass. (I have another blog post brewing about my own issue of saying 'no' to too many things, but that will have to wait for another day).

Here is his facebook post on what he learned from Richard last week.

"Charisma: what makes some people charismatic and others not? Genes? Good looks? What does a person like Richard Branson have that we may not? Consider that charisma is simply being present for others. Being a space for others to get who they really are, what is possible for them to achieve and who they can be for others. I had the pleasure of getting to spend time with Richard this past week and the man is a present and authentic. He can pick up the phone and be with anyone in the world, and he genuinely wants to be with you…that's true charisma and we all have it:) Love you all for who you are."

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27 Ways You Know You Work at a Startup

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Here's a fun post to start off your shortened work week on the right foot. It was written by our good friends Mel and Michelle of Artistic Hub. They do design contests for corporations.

Here's a pic of their 'corporate office'. It reminds me how fun it is to do a startup, struggle with people who become friends, and build something you're proud of. There's nothing better in the world…

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27 Ways You Know You Work at a Startup

1. Your boss actually lives at the office and sleeps 10 feet away from your desk

2. Your conference room ā€œDā€ is actually the dining room

3. Your work attire now includes your entire closet

4. You have phone cords running throughout the room

5. Your supply closet doubles as a skype call center

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