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Julie Danis

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In Order to Lean In, Stand up and Be Heard

(0) Comments | Posted April 1, 2013 | 6:34 PM

In order to lean in, you must first stand up and be heard. That's my advice for Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg after reading her book, Lean In.

I realize I'm a few weeks late to the Lean In commentary, but I was too busy standing...

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Facing the Challenge of a Free-Range Workspace

(0) Comments | Posted February 5, 2013 | 5:04 PM

My reinvention journey entered a new phase this year, and I'm not the only thing to have changed. While I've gone from free agent to salaried employee, the corporate workspace has moved from assigned seating to free-range squatting. I have a new job in a new company with no space...

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Rites Of Passage To A Midlife Marriage

(37) Comments | Posted December 11, 2012 | 6:17 AM

I married at 48-years-old, for the first time, to someone I had known, on and off, for 12 years. Marriage was one of life's great adventures that I had never experienced -- not even pretended to experience. I had never lived with a man before I got married. I'm not...

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Too Much Branding Makes My Week Weary

(2) Comments | Posted November 27, 2012 | 7:41 PM

Just as I was recounting all the reasons I have to be thankful post-Thanksgiving, including the fact that my iPhone survived two dips in the loo after two 24-hour stints in a bag of rice, a Facebook post from a friend and fellow marketer, Pamela Narins, grabbed my attention:

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On Second Thought, Fashion Minnie and Daisy Don't Bother Me

(17) Comments | Posted October 29, 2012 | 12:45 PM

Barneys of New York has spiced up the Christmas egg nog this year, just in time to help me make a point to my graduate-level marketing class. During the lecture on self-concept and gender socialization, I showed images that will be part of the chic department store's Holiday...

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FOMO: Affliction, or Lust for Life?

(13) Comments | Posted October 2, 2012 | 4:39 PM

I am one of the Older Persons in the room. We are surrounded by Youthful Twentysomethings for a panel discussion on their latest obsession -- FOMO, the Fear of Missing Out.

FOMO is quite different from FONBATR, the Fear of Never Being Able to Retire, which is an affliction many...

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