Omar Sayyed
I live my life one rap lyric at a time

MY EXPERIENCE SPEAKING AT LOCAL COLLEGES

In 2013, we started a paid internship program at WA as one of our initiatives to participate in the non-existent Orange County startup narrative. I want to preface this by saying we have no pipe dreams of following in the footsteps of SV, NY, or even the LA scenes. And to be frank, our mission… read more

MAKERS AND DOERS: WHY YOUR COMPANY NEEDS BOTH

There are two different kinds of people in the business world. There are Makers, and there are Doers. Equally important, but completely different. For a business to be successful, you need both ingredients. Without this balance, your business will fail. Wozniak and Jobs perhaps personify these two roles most distinctly and accurately. For Apple, Wozniak… read more

5 WAYS TO BEAT YOUR INNER CRITIC

Each day at the office is different, but some days are more difficult than others, especially when it comes to taming your inner critic. The inner critic affects everyone, including your team and colleagues. In one occasion, my team missed a deadline for turning in assets, because they needed a creative feature to be “… read more

12 THINGS TO SAY IN LIFE, OFTEN

Why don’t we say things to make our lives easier? Why can’t we get over our egos and just come out and level with the people that are in our lives–our loved ones, our co-workers, and our acquaintances? Here are the things you should say, and say often. I’ve noticed that my most healthy relationships… read more

12 HABITS AFFECTING YOUR BUSINESS YOU ARE NOT AWARE OF

We all have bad habits, there is no denying this. This is not a post about cigarettes, drugs, more exercise, or anything else you are conjuring. Rather, this is a post about the kind of habits – many of which might seem innocuous to you – that are stagnating, or worse, negatively affecting the growth of your business…. read more

THE ART OF A GOOD SUIT

I wrote these words on Medium today and I started thinking about what it means to dress well. If you remotely value your self-worth, you should wear a suit. Regardless of your job title, where you work, who you hang out with, your lifestyle, et cetera… there is no excuse for not at least owning one… read more

HOW TO NETWORK POPCOPY STYLE

Networking is not an art form impossible to learn. It has basic principles that are covered by people who understand it far better than I do. At some point, please read them. Or don’t. Here is my quick guide to networking “popcopy” style. Whenever you find your self at conference, event, show, etc. follow these… read more

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