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MAR
27
2018
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A Nugget, A Need, A Mindful Moment: Women’s Networking at Its Finest

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
JUN
16
2017

Big Shoes to Fill: Lessons from Our Fathers

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, the MPD team would like to
JUN
08
2017

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

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
MAY
25
2017

Together We Dine: A Candid Conversation on Race Relations

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,
APR
04
2017

Focused, Fast & Fun: Our Q1 Recap

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
MAR
28
2017

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

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 a
FEB
17
2017

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

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
FEB
01
2017

Can a book change your life? This one can.

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
MAY
10
2016

How to Make the Most of a Summer Internship

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
APR
19
2016

The Dash: The Meat & Meaning of Every Endeavor

Over the weekend I attended a memorial service for my Cousin Johnny Moore. He had a wonderful, fulfilling 83+ years, so it was a celebration. On the drive to East Texas my Facebook feed popped up this most appropriate image from SoulSeeds. So fitting. More fitting than I
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