Étienne Garbugli

Entrepreneur & Author of Lean B2B

Little-known facts on networking

By Étienne Garbugli | November 18, 2010

Professional networking can be very tricky. If people often forget to be strategic when they network, they also forget these key facts: No one likes a bad, moist or cold handshake. Hold your cold drink (eg. beer) with your non-handshaking hand. There are 3 types of networkers. The hyperactive networker: Driven to meet as many […]

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Communication is not what you think

By Étienne Garbugli | November 11, 2010

What makes the difference between a good and a great speaker? Do the best communicators necessarily have the best content? Communication is about delivery. Great delivery can make boring content seem interesting but, unfortunately, great content doesn’t always mean great communication. Your tone, your posture, your appearance and your confidence level are often more important […]

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Where’s your Sherpa?

By Étienne Garbugli | November 9, 2010

When I graduated, I thought getting a job was (almost) automatic. I thought I was special and knew enough to land a big one – after all, I had been good in school, had excellent recommendations and had a great portfolio… I wanted to be a Creative Director in a major advertising agency, nothing less. […]

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Follow your own path

By Étienne Garbugli | November 4, 2010

Comparing yourself to others is never a good thing. Compare yourself to people who are doing less than you and you slow down thinking it’s ok to do less. Compare yourself to people who are doing more than you and you start thinking that you’re not doing enough with your life and become anxious. There’s […]

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Marketing is Dirty

By Étienne Garbugli | November 2, 2010

We’d all like to think (thanks to schooling perhaps) that, great work will always be recognized and that people will just see how good we are or how good our blog or product is. But, the reality is that, no one will come knocking at your door with your ticket to fame – your product […]

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Always be the CEO

By Étienne Garbugli | October 26, 2010

My first job was painful. I worked in a sweatshop (not really) moving books around. I wanted to quit but they fired me first. I expected the next job to be just as bad. Pumping gas wasn’t particularily exciting, I can’t say I liked it at first. My boss at the time, a serial entrepreneur […]

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