Guess who was named one of the 50 Most Empowering Women in Business?

Guess who was named one of the 50 Most Empowering Women in Business?

As light pours into the large windows of our converted warehouse office at Pi: Partnership for Innovation, we talk candidly about the challenges of a 10-year old business in startup mode. Behind it all, is a humble yet brilliant leader, our co-founder Donna DeMarco. Recently, Donna DeMarco was recognized for her success and named one of the 50 Most Empowering Women in Business by Insight Success. Further, she was described as a triumphant entrepreneur and we couldn’t agree more. In her feature, readers are able to learn more about her journey to success even before Viddler, how she contributes to…read more >
Being “Pitch Perfect” is Not Just for the Birds

Being “Pitch Perfect” is Not Just for the Birds

We can learn a lot from the way songbirds learn perfect pitch. A bird’s ability to sing is a core, fundamental skill, but it doesn’t happen right away. Scientists from UCSF tell us that birds must train their voices from an early age. “When zebra finches are born, they don’t make a peep for 30 days. Instead, they listen to adults around them and develop  a mental model of what a song should sound like.” Postdoctoral researcher at UCSF, Hamish Mehaffey, goes on to say that this mental note acts like a template of what they should be practicing. Then,…read more >
What Salespeople Can Learn from a Legendary American All-Star

What Salespeople Can Learn from a Legendary American All-Star

Today is baseball legend Jackie Robinson’s birthday. You know the name—even if you’re not a sports buff. But what does Jackie and his legacy have to do with your success in your sales career? Let me recap, for those who have not seen the excellent 2013 movie, “42.” In 1947, Jackie broke through baseball’s color barrier, and earned rookie of the year for the Brooklyn Dodgers. In the same year, he lead the Dodgers to the National League championship, and six subsequent trips to the World Series. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962. His number…read more >