Pursuit: on marshmallows, marketing, and conclusions first

 Divya Pahwa writes about young-lady career advice in the monthly series Pursuit, here on the McGill Caps Blog.

This is my last post with McGill Caps! Today, you’ll read about three really different things: (1) Marshmallows: I got to interview the founder of a quirky marshmallow company in California. She is an incredibly warm lady. I really like the way she goes about doing “business.” (2) Marketing: Some thoughts on marketing and arts education. (3) Conclusions First: an interesting way for (gals) to get their point across quicker and with more weight. (If you’ve enjoyed hearing my thoughts I will be blogging here: http://divyapahwa.com/)

On Marshmallows:

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Pursuit: The finer points of setting and, gracefully, attaining New Year’s resolutions (Part 1)

Divya Pahwa writes about young-lady career advice in the monthly series Pursuit, here on the McGill Caps Blog.

This is the first of a two part series on resolutions and goals.

There was something real romantic about writing down New Year’s resolutions in elementary school…

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Pursuit: Applying product development strategies to your life

Divya Pahwa writes about young-lady career advice in the weekly series Pursuit, here on the McGill Caps Blog.

Gary S. Lynn and Richar R. Reilly published Blockbusters: The Five Keys to Developing Great New Products highlighting their findings of successful new products in 2003.

These are their ‘five keys’:
(1) Commitment not contribution of senior management
(2) Clear and stable vision
(3) Improvisation
(4) Information exchange
(5) Collaboration under pressure

Teams that developed blockbuster products excelled at each of these.

After I read their book, I kept trying to rationalize how to apply them in life – you know to create Blockbuster versions of ourselves? (I know exactly how cheesy that sounds, bear with me). There has to be secret lady advice hidden within these elements! This is what I came up with….

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