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BILLIONAIRE BRANDS: CASE STUDY 5 - HOW WEWORK IS TRANSFORMING OFFICE LIFE

12 September 2016

The DS.com ‘Billionaire Brand Case Study Stories’ is a blog series highlighting some of the world’s most successful brands and how they got to where they are today.


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BILLIONAIRE BRANDS: CASE STUDY 4 - HOW AIRBNB DISRUPTED THE HOTEL ECONOMY

22 August 2016

The DS.com ‘Billionaire Brand Case Study Stories’ is a blog series highlighting some of the world’s most successful brands and how they got to where they are today.



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BILLIONAIRE BRANDS: CASE STUDY 3 - THE RISE OF PINTEREST

25 July 2016

The DS.com ‘Billionaire Brand Case Study Stories’ is a blog series highlighting some of the world’s most successful brands and how they got to where they are today.

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BILLIONAIRE BRANDS: CASE STUDY 2 - GROWTH STORY OF SNAPCHAT

10 July 2016

The DS.com ‘Billionaire Brand Case Study Stories’ is a blog series highlighting some of the world’s most successful brands and how they got to where they are today.

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BILLIONAIRE BRANDS: CASE STUDY 1 - WHY UBER IS BOOMING

4 July 2016

The DaniellaShapiro.com ‘Billionaire Brand Case Study Stories’ is a blog series highlighting some of the world’s most successful brands and how they got to where they are today.

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WHAT IS THE RIGHT FORMULA TO CREATE A SUCCESSFUL BILLIONAIRE BRAND? - PART 1

26 June 2016

In retrospect trying to work out why something is successful is like trying to describe the taste of water.

It’s challenging. 

What actually matters most for start-up success?



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7 REASONS YOU NEED TO HIRE A MARKETING CONSULTANT

21 June 2016

The innovation tsunami NEVER stops...

It is hard to believe we are almost into the second half of 2016 – scary, right? 

The first half of the year has brought an outpour of innovations. 

New products, services, apps, devices, content, pricing tactics, experiences (both physical and digital), social media platforms, business models...

SO WHAT IS THE BIGGER PICTURE?

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START-UP SECRETS : 15 TIPS THAT WILL HELP CUT OUT THE CRAP

28 May 2016

Eight years have flown by since I embarked on my entrepreneurial journey.

As we’ve grown at DaniellaShapiro.com, I’ve learned from so many critical resources such as Eric Reis’s The Lean Start-up, Adam M. Grant’s The Originals, Seth Godin’s Tribe and The Dip and of course Mark Fletcher’s 15 Start-up Commandments.

An important figure that no start-up should ignore: 90% – the percentage of start-ups that fail within the first year.

For entrepreneurs, the hardest part isn’t necessarily creating the idea. In fact, the hardest part is getting your idea noticed in a cluttered market. 

If you don’t disrupt the market, you are eventually being surpassed by someone who will. 










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WHAT NOT TO DO ON LINKEDIN TO STAND OUT

15 May 2016

Want your LinkedIn profile to stand out?

Then carry on reading…



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SERIOUSLY? YES, GET SOCIAL

29 March 2016

Listen up because this is one of the most important pieces of digital marketing advice you could get...

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COULD YOU BE A SHERYL SANDBERG?

15 January 2016

Think you've got what it takes to run a global corporate giant? Have you ever studied the moves made by the business world's top women and thought about what you would do differently? Maybe you've got the balls but have you really got the strategy? Competing in the big leagues is a whole different ball game and takes a special group of different skills and qualities, but the great thing about the 21st century is that we've got more and more incredible women breaking into the boardrooms and rewriting the rules along the way.

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WHAT'S HOTTING UP ONLINE? - THE TOP TRENDS FOR 2016

8 December 2015

The future is now!

Yes, it’s that time of year again, where we start looking back at how the year has gone and begin thinking about the year ahead.

I know most of you probably have your holidays on the brain but before you pack up and totally wind 2015 down, you should be planning ahead for an incredible 2016!

 


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YOU ONLY COUNT WHEN YOU'RE CONTAGIOUS: THE VALUE OF GOING VIRAL

12 November 2015

By now we’ve all seen the kinds of zeros that get put after social media stats – and they’re pretty scary if you’re faint of heart: users upload 100 hours of video to YouTube every 60 seconds and share more than 4.75 billion pieces of content on Facebook every 24 hours.  As for tweets, there are half a billion new ones every day. That makes the Internet a pretty tough crowd in anybody’s book.  

How do you get noticed without doing the digital version of screaming your lungs out?


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WOMEN MAKING WAVES IN SOCIAL MEDIA

9 November 2015

We all know girls really rule the world; but now we’re taking over the social media space too.  It’s not just the Beyonces, Kims and Taylors of the world who are kicking the boys out the way either.  Yes, those women are all leveraging their incredible celebrity into real (and really successful) businesses, but there are also tonnes of women out of the limelight who are steering the global conversation a whole range of amazing and unexpected directions.

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TOPPLING THE TWITS - HOW YOU CAN GET REAL RESULTS FROM TWITTER

4 November 2015

Today, more than half a billion tweets have already been uploaded, shared, liked, mocked and analysed.  Hundreds of millions of people have spent countless hours on utterances of 140 characters.  Any way you want to slice it, that’s a huge audience that you could be tapping into.  The problem is that while everyone thinks running a Twitter account is no sweat, making Twitter really work for your business can be harder than running the London marathon backwards.

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WANT TO HEAR A PIN DROP? THIS IS HOW YOU DELIVER A POWER SPEECH

12 October 2015

Want to hear something strange? Studies show that more people would rather die than give a speech. That’s right: more people would rather vanish off the face of the earth than make the most of an amazing opportunity to influence people with their ideas. For my money, there’s nothing as exciting as the moment you stun your audience into silence; that moment when the power of your speech means you can hear a pin drop in a crowd.

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KICK SOME BUTT WITH A HOT-SHOT MEDIA STRATEGY

9 October 2015

By now any company worth their web connection understands the value of social media. Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you’ll know that a cohesive online presence is vital for 21st century success.

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15 TIPS TO BE A BALANCED BOSS BABE

30 September 2015

It's no secret—managing all the things you have to do in your business and personal life is a challenge. From being the best in your business to taking care of yourself,  managing relationships to trying to stay sane -  we all have a lot on our plate. 


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WHAT YOUR EMAIL SIGNATURE SAYS ABOUT YOUR BRAND

24 September 2015

Do you cringe when you see a hotmail address?  Frown at terrible email signatures?  

It’s time to take a closer look at email as a branding opportunity.

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BE WILLING TO FAIL AND FALL FLAT ON YOUR FACE

16 September 2015

Before success comes in any man’s life, he’s sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps some failures. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and the most logical thing to do is to quit. That’s exactly what the majority of men do. -- Napoleon Hill

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FEAR OF BEING AVERAGE?

25 August 2015

Run-of-the-mill. Ordinary. Standard. Usual. Normal. Typical. Common. Customary. Regular. Everyday.


I am a very transparent, authentic and straight-forward person so with each blog post I want to express my inner thoughts about my business and personal life by being as real as possible. So here it goes…


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CAN I BE A BRAND?

17 August 2015

What makes a personal brand stick? Let’s get to the bottom of it.


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10 EMOTIONS AN ENTREPRENEUR EXPERIENCES DURING THE LAUNCH OF A NEW BUSINESS

10 August 2015

YES my ambitious friends, starting a business isn’t all unicorns and rainbows. It’s always challenging and sometimes scary as hell.  Brace yourself.

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#THE2MONTHCRUNCH

July 2015

The last few months have been challenging.  For the first time in my life I have felt all areas of my life were out of balance.  During this process I feel I have learnt so many lessons which I want to share.

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GRITTER OR QUITTER?

February 2015

You know the type: They do things other business owners only dream of doing--and generally succeed. Here's what sets them apart...

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STAND UP AND SAY NO TO BULLYING

August 2014

BULLYING isn't a problem that makes headlines everyday, but everyday it touches the lives of all ages young and old across the globe, from school, relationships and the business world.

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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF DANIELLA SHAPIRO

July 2014

It’s no secret that I am very good at time management and organization.
Everyone has the same 24 hours, so how do I run my business and personal life that has a balance; it’s actually easier than you think. It’s not about time management, it’s about energy management.

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MY TOP 10 BUSINESS ETIQUETTE TIPS FOR ENTREPENEURS

June 2014

Have you ever experienced a business situation or witnessed an event that left you thinking, “Really? You’ve got to be kidding me!” Has someone ever called you thirty minutes late, or said something terribly inappropriate in a business meeting? You’re not alone. We have all run into our fair share of bad business etiquette.

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MY DAILY HABITS TO BE A SUCCESSFUL CEO

May 2014

As far as work-life balance goes, there is an important truth to remember: The more you get done when people are asleep, the more time you can spend with people when they are awake.

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ENTREPENEUR MAGAZINE, MAY 2014 : THE OTHER HALF :)

April 2014

Authentic Positioning Matters.Especially for Individuals.
The goal of positioning is to create an immediate and direct connection in the minds of consumers; that's what branding is all about.

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INNOVATION ON CRACK - TIME FOR DISRUPTION

March 2014

If you pick up any books these days, read any blogs or talk to anyone who is successful and you ask them what the keys to success are, they will give you the same old, boring methodology that is predictable and fatigued in my opinion.

They will most probably tell you that hard work, relationships, timing and passion is all part of being successful.

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KICK YOUR OWN BUTT BEFORE SOMEBODY ELSE DOES...

February 2014

My reaction to most blogs: "Blah, Blah and Double Blah."

I used to think that entrepreneurship was this unattainable status that only happened to people who had a lot of luck on their side or had a lot of money to throw around. If you think back to when you were in school, you probably thought the same.

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GRAB 2014 BY THE BALLS.

January 2014

Most of the admin you think you absolutely "have to do" isn't actually what you have to do at all.

You don't have to check your email on your phone 24/7. You don't have to update your Facebook status. You don't have to tweet your every move. You don't have to get drunk at every happy hour, or own an IPhone, or try and make small talk with someone you don't even like. You don't have to be a billionaire, you don't have to love meditating and you don't have to do a 5-day juice cleanse. YOU DON'T!

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MY KILIMANJARO EXPERIENCE

15 November 2013

My Journey to the Rooftop of Africa

I learn't that if you set your mind to anything and believe in yourself, there is nothing you cannot do , no dream too big, no mountain too high!

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