Entrepreneurs Phil Morabito CEO Tel. 713.627.2223 [email_address] Presented by Denise Patrick Vice President, Marketing an...
Do You Have What It Takes? <ul><li>The one thing holding me back is __________________________. </li></ul><ul><li>I will s...
 
What a beautiful child! <ul><li>Was it nature or nurture? </li></ul><ul><li>Oldest of Five, Only Girl </li></ul><ul><li>Po...
We Should Have Seen the Signs <ul><li>Garage Sale – At 4! </li></ul><ul><li>Didn’t play school.  Didn’t play house. Played...
<ul><li>Majored in philosophy </li></ul><ul><li>I gotta get out of here! </li></ul>Party Down, Dude!
Oh – Wait – This is Real Life. <ul><li>Darn Job. </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing?  Sounds good. </li></ul><ul><li>What do I ne...
<ul><li>Personality (and ego) drives choices </li></ul><ul><li>Admitted to myself I had big dreams </li></ul><ul><li>New Q...
And then, I lost it…
Death and Resurrection <ul><li>The “grit to fail thrice” </li></ul><ul><li>Slightly crazy emotional  response </li></ul>
Kids Still Gotta Eat <ul><li>Build on my strengths  </li></ul><ul><li>Manage my weaknesses </li></ul><ul><li>Leverage what...
Results:  Big Money, baby.
My First Retirement <ul><li>New possibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Skill development </li></ul><ul><li>Authentic confidence <...
Work for Someone Else?   <ul><li>OK – I’ll admit it. I was lonely. </li></ul><ul><li>Wanted a team environment with integr...
I now have an office of people to ease my loneliness.
New Areas of Study <ul><li>Creating meaningful results </li></ul><ul><li>Building sustainable processes </li></ul><ul><li>...
I Want More Than 15 minutes… <ul><li>Facilitating Thought  </li></ul><ul><li>vs. </li></ul><ul><li>Preaching the Right Ans...
Questions and Comments <ul><li>www.piercom.com/blog </li></ul>
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American Advertising Federation Student Conference 11 08 08

  1. 1. Entrepreneurs Phil Morabito CEO Tel. 713.627.2223 [email_address] Presented by Denise Patrick Vice President, Marketing and Creative Services Pierpont Communications No, Really. It’s All True.
  2. 2. Do You Have What It Takes? <ul><li>The one thing holding me back is __________________________. </li></ul><ul><li>I will succeed if ____________________________. </li></ul><ul><li>In 10 years, I want to be ____________________________. </li></ul>
  3. 4. What a beautiful child! <ul><li>Was it nature or nurture? </li></ul><ul><li>Oldest of Five, Only Girl </li></ul><ul><li>Politically Active Family </li></ul><ul><li>Both Parents in Sales </li></ul>
  4. 5. We Should Have Seen the Signs <ul><li>Garage Sale – At 4! </li></ul><ul><li>Didn’t play school. Didn’t play house. Played Commercial! </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Majored in philosophy </li></ul><ul><li>I gotta get out of here! </li></ul>Party Down, Dude!
  6. 7. Oh – Wait – This is Real Life. <ul><li>Darn Job. </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing? Sounds good. </li></ul><ul><li>What do I need to know now? </li></ul><ul><li>Involuntary Lesson: </li></ul><ul><li>Grab opportunities. </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Personality (and ego) drives choices </li></ul><ul><li>Admitted to myself I had big dreams </li></ul><ul><li>New Question: How do I do it? </li></ul>Giving It A Shot
  8. 9. And then, I lost it…
  9. 10. Death and Resurrection <ul><li>The “grit to fail thrice” </li></ul><ul><li>Slightly crazy emotional response </li></ul>
  10. 11. Kids Still Gotta Eat <ul><li>Build on my strengths </li></ul><ul><li>Manage my weaknesses </li></ul><ul><li>Leverage whatever assets I had left </li></ul>
  11. 12. Results: Big Money, baby.
  12. 13. My First Retirement <ul><li>New possibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Skill development </li></ul><ul><li>Authentic confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Became less of a jerk </li></ul>
  13. 14. Work for Someone Else? <ul><li>OK – I’ll admit it. I was lonely. </li></ul><ul><li>Wanted a team environment with integrated skill base </li></ul><ul><li>Intrapreneurial component a big draw </li></ul>
  14. 15. I now have an office of people to ease my loneliness.
  15. 16. New Areas of Study <ul><li>Creating meaningful results </li></ul><ul><li>Building sustainable processes </li></ul><ul><li>Influencing with transparency and authenticity </li></ul><ul><li>Persuasion vs. Manipulation </li></ul>
  16. 17. I Want More Than 15 minutes… <ul><li>Facilitating Thought </li></ul><ul><li>vs. </li></ul><ul><li>Preaching the Right Answer </li></ul>
  17. 18. Questions and Comments <ul><li>www.piercom.com/blog </li></ul>

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