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Life, Careers & Entrepreneurship

Posted by Admin Admin on Thursday, March 16, 2017, In : Careers 
It is interesting to me how age and perspective that comes with it shapes my view of Life, Careers and Entrepreneurship. Please share your feedback with me on the few slides and diagrams that I hope are helpful to friends who may read this post.  

In my twenties I had a narrow view of each when it would have benefited me most to have had a broad view. My first job in the furniture business I worked in was really not about furniture, but about learning about the scope and complexity of operatin...
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College, Life and Careers

Posted by Admin Admin on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, In : Careers 

The recent graduation season has made me reflect a bit more about the value of college to building both a life and career. The value of a higher education is much more than just increasing the skills or knowledge of a student. I firmly believe that a college education - particularly a liberal arts education - has tremendous value in shaping how a person thinks for a life-time.

How we think last a life time. The ability to see problems as opportunities. The ability to think complete thoughts - ...

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Life, Careers and Entrepreneurship

Posted by Admin Admin on Saturday, November 5, 2011, In : Careers 
Recently I was asked to give a presentation to a class at Arizona State University.   As a result, it gave me an opportunity to think about the fundamentals to building a life, career and entrepreneurship.   There is nothing ground breaking here, but my aim was to share a framework for thinking about modern life and careers and to illustrate this framework from my own experiences. 

There are many topics that surround this framework - the importance of family, of mentors, of networks.  I will ...
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Look for work, Not a Job

Posted by Admin Admin on Thursday, November 11, 2010, In : Careers 
These days we all have friends looking for a job.   The reality is this seems like a job-less recovery.   As a result, my recommendation to friends is to look for work, not a job.

What is the difference you say?   We all have work that needs to be done, but very few companies have jobs to hire.  It is the fulfillment of Free-Agent nation.   

My suggestion to friends is to:

a) name your work - buy a URL and use it for your email.   Don't expect to get work with an AOL, Yahoo or Gmail account.

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About Me

John Fees John Fees is an entrepreneur, strategic marketing executive and business leader in the fields of affinity, collegiate and partnership marketing. During the course of his career, John has founded and led successful companies specializing in strategic marketing and media, affinity, partnership marketing and financial services. Currently, he serves as the co-founder & managing director of NGI Group. NGI Group is a large shareholder in portfolio companies including GradGuard, MassDrive & MyLifeProtected.