How Archival Footage Can Reveal the Soul of Your Liberal Arts College (and Make Your Video Shareable)

April 24th, 2018 Jon Huberth

A classic problem of marketing small, independent liberal arts colleges is that after a while, let’s face it, they tend to sound the same. It’s routine to tout the small class size, access to professors, a beautiful campus, academic rigor, the plethora of student activities, personalized curriculum, alumni success stories, etc. When creating a video […]

Zuckerberg’s On-Camera Crash Course

April 16th, 2018 Vern Oakley

After Mark Zuckerberg’s two-day hearing on Capitol Hill, Facebook shares jumped more than 5 percent–over $4 BILLION. What happened prior to the hearings? “Facebook hired a team from the law firm WilmerHale as well as outside consultants to coach Zuckerberg on questions, and on how to pace his answers and react if interrupted…Facebook has also […]

Big Data and Ethics

March 20th, 2018 Vern Oakley

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Big Data and Ethics conference, a half-day program featuring four expert speakers and a Q&A/panel discussion sponsored by Corporate Communications International held at the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College. The program was fundamentally to understand what Big Data is, and how it’s being collected […]

Is Your Glass Half-Full?

March 13th, 2018 Vern Oakley

In his excellent book Barking Up the Wrong Tree, Eric Barker contends that pessimists are more often right in their predictions, but optimists are more often more fulfilled and productive in life. Scientific research has come up with a long list of benefits to being optimistic. Practicing optimism and gratitude causes (not just correlates with) an increase in contentment, […]

Are you a 98-Pound Weakling?

March 1st, 2018 Vern Oakley

Does vulnerability equal weakness? The answer is a resounding no. I shared Brene Brown’s TED Talk about vulnerability with my class of graduate-level students at Baruch College back in the fall. Their reaction was priceless. Even though the talk is about eight years old(!), it’s a reminder to me that the human characteristics of vulnerability, humility and […]

[Webinar] Courage, Communication, and Change: Leading Corporate Change in the Age of Authenticity

February 27th, 2018 Tribe Pictures

Please register for Courage, Communication, and Change: Leading Corporate Change in the Age of Authenticity on Feb 28, 2018 12:00 PM EST at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2905079433837184258 Courage, Communication, and Change: Leading Corporate Change in the Age of Authenticity 88% of change initiatives fail. What’s up with the other 12%? In this webinar, Vern Oakley (CEO, Tribe Pictures […]

Driving High Performance Culture with Vern Oakley [podcast]

February 26th, 2018 Tribe Pictures

Neil Ball interviewed Tribe CEO Vern Oakley for The Entrepreneur Way. You can listen to the podcast here. A few choice quotes: “Working hard, trying different things, learning from their experience… and 20 years later you become an overnight success.” “I was in Grand Cayman and I saw my favorite business model. There was a […]

Breakfast of Champions

February 14th, 2018 Vern Oakley

A good strategy is nothing without a good culture. Companies that maintain a culture of diminishing people, putting them down, institutionalizing sexism or harassment, or protecting abusers, are always going to go down in flames if they do not change. I don’t care how good your strategy is, if your culture isn’t right it will […]