Five Tips for Overcoming the Cobbler’s Children Syndrome

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

At MPD we often joke that we suffer from Cobbler’s Children Syndrome. I’m sure you’re familiar with the old tale about the Cobbler who was so busy making shoes for his customers that his own children went without. Similarly, we at MPD specialize in helping businesses grow through strategic marketing…

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A Nugget, A Need, A Mindful Moment: Women’s Networking at Its Finest

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

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There is something about a room full of women determined to lift up the those around them that is both inspiring and energizing.  In honor of  Women’s History Month, I found myself in such an atmosphere in the home of a dear friend as we gathered with approximately 40 other…

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Big Shoes to Fill: Lessons from Our Fathers

Friday, June 16th, 2017

Oh…dads. How can one person have so much knowledge and so many bad jokes at the same time? And yet, many of us have few sources of wisdom more valuable than our fathers. In honor of Father’s Day and all the men who have made a difference in our lives,…

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An Evening with Bo Burlingham: How to Be a Small Giant

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

So, Monday evening I had an ultimate fan-girl moment: I attended the Grow With Purpose event that featured Bo Burlingham. Yes, that Bo Burlingham – the rock star small business writer of Inc. and Forbes fame as well as five books. I’ve been a voracious reader of his articles for…

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Together We Dine: A Candid Conversation on Race Relations

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Recently, I joined with Dallas-area leaders to embark on a candid discussion on race relations as part of the Year of Unity project event, “Together We Dine.” The brainchild of Reverend Richie Butler, Year of Unity is a collaborative movement among Dallas-area religious, business, civic, philanthropic, grassroots, and government organizations,…

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Focused, Fast & Fun: Our Q1 Recap

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

The old saying that time flies–and goes faster the older you are–certainly held true for Q1. My thanks to our fabulous team for your skills, dedication, creativity, and care and to our awe-inspiring clients who entrust us with their branding, marketing, and communication needs. Focus is a key success factor…

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What Do The City of Terrell and Sir Winston Churchill Have in Common?

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Most know the U.S. joined WWII a few years after it began. But did you know that earlier we participated through the Lend-Lease Act of 1941, a means for the U.S. to provide military aid to foreign nations during the war? The United Kingdom recognized they would need to train…

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A Millennial Perspective of Simon Sinek’s Take on the “Me” Generation

Friday, February 17th, 2017

At MPD Ventures, we periodically open up our blog to share insights from our current interns who tend to be about two decades younger than us (hard to imagine, I know). Today please meet Jamie Boelens who shares her own millennial take on a video trending these days by Simon Sinek. Recently,…

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Can a book change your life? This one can.

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

February is here, and for many of us, those steadfast New Year’s resolutions to be healthier, more productive, kinder to our spouse—whatever—are starting to lose steam. When life gets hard (as it always does) our good intentions often fly out the window. We feel frustrated. We slip back into old…

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How to Make the Most of a Summer Internship

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

It’s that time of year once again: summer internship season. This month many college students will begin summer jobs in their field of study, so let’s dust off a blog from last year on how to be a great intern. This time with a twist….from the voice of MPD intern and…

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