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Branding isn’t just for marketers. Defining your personal brand is an essential career skill.


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Professor, writer and consultant Dorie Clark strikes a positive note in this lecture about identity, authenticity and reinvention. With sincerity and humor, she imparts several anecdotes, some deeply personal, to illustrate the value of taking control of your personal brand. getAbstract recommends Clark’s wise advice to all employees and innovators.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why you should take control of your identity,
  • Why authenticity matters and
  • How your differences can become your competitive edge.


Ask Westerners to name a paragon of morality, and many will identify Mahatma Gandhi. In terms of reinvention, a less familiar but better example is Gandhi’s contemporary and compatriot B.R. Ambedkar. Gandhi and most of India’s leaders were...
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Business professor and consultant Dorie Clark wrote Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future.

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