Relationships, Grit & Joy: 24 Women in Technology Leaders Share Advice to Next Generation

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

Earlier this month I cheered on the Dallas Business Journal’s 2019 Women in Technology award winners. The annual event celebrates 24 women in the Dallas-Fort Worth who are leaders in technology and a lifetime award for Valerie Freeman. We celebrated their achievements in areas of artificial intelligence, database development, hardware,…

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How to Make Selling Child’s Play – Employing the 5 Ps & the Art of Improv

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

You’ve seen it—and probably admired it—those business owners, developers and sales folks who make the sales process appear effortless, fun, engaging. They build rapport, connect on an individual level, exude energy and inspire trust—and they don’t have a scripted sales pitch. It’s so smooth that you don’t realize you’re being…

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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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