Ryan Stephens Marketing

Special Pre-Wedding Deal: 3 Questions for $10

I get married one month from today. I know. I know… It makes no sense that a woman would tolerate all my nonsense. We’ll save that discussion for another time. Said woman does her best to teach me about empathy, giving back, etc. Here’s the thing… I’ve been writing this blog since January of 2008. […]

Howdy. I’m a 2013 Graduate Seeking a Job In…

I’m a member of an alumni network on LinkedIn and I cringe every single time I see one of these posts: “Howdy! I’m a Dec ’12 Grad B-school grad looking for a job in marketing/HR/customer relations/project management. Any leads would be helpful.” Which happens to be just about every day. Yes, some of these posts […]

The Impact Equation Book Review

I really like Chris and Julien, but I wasn’t a huge fan of Trust Agents. In their defense, I probably wasn’t their target audience. But because of that, I was fearful that I wouldn’t enjoy The Impact Equation. It was significantly better and much more actionable than their previous installment. The book aims to provide […]

Female Leadership and Work/Life Balance Collide

I read the title of Anne-Marie Slaughter’s article in The Atlantic, “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All” and immediately went on the defensive. Another full blown feminist whining about a gender gap (that most data shows no longer exists), I thought. What I ended up reading was one of the more balanced, nuanced and […]