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Up In the Air With Dawn Olsen
I nervously sat in the back of the helicopter, nails bitten to the quick. What am I doing? My legs shook and my mind raced, and the pilot mumbled codes and commands beyond my comprehension. My ears, shielded beneath a headset, did not hear the fwump fwump fwump of the rotor blades, or the pinched squeaks that surely escaped my lips. All I could hear was the pilot, the control center, and my own pounding anxiety.
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Up In the Air With Dawn Olsen
Meet “Dawnathan,” Pivot’s Newest Portmanteau
It didn’t take long for Dawn and Jonathan—Pivot’s newest team members—to become a portmanteau. Affectionately known as “Dawnathan” to fellow Pivoteers, Dawn joins the team as a writer, and Jonathan as a strategist. Recently, “Dawnathan” sat down to discuss their favorite social media network—Instagram—and the effect it has on Indy’s creative community.
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Meet “Dawnathan,” Pivot’s Newest Portmanteau
More Than Kicking Balls
There comes a time in every designer’s life when an opportunity arises that will change the world forever; friends, family, even competitors look to you with wide eyes, nodding approvingly. “You got this,” their expressions say. And your next move will determine the fate of life as we know it.
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More Than Kicking Balls
When $#*! Hits the Fan
Some nights it feels like crisis is in the air. That every headline I come across on NYT is even more anxiety inducing than the next. Blame the reach of digital media. Blame the speed of social media. Hell, blame the phases of the moon if that feels right. The point is that in big business (small business too), crisis situations are inevitable and so the more prepared you are, the better.
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When $#*! Hits the Fan
Assessing Your Strengths
We love knowing everyone’s personality at Pivot: it makes for great ideas, interesting conversation, and a variety of music in the office. A few years ago, we finally found a personality test that doesn’t read like a horoscope, and ever since, every Pivoteer has taken the test.
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Assessing Your Strengths
Tattoo You
With a history pre-dating Western Civilization, you’d think tattoos would have had an easy walk into modern culture. Not the case. People with tattoos have been discriminated against since permanent ink was introduced into mainstream society—especially in the workplace.
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Tattoo You
New Work: Foster Results
Foster Results is passionate about delivering customized financial solutions so their clients can focus on what they do best - be it designing office interiors, caring for injured animals, or implementing the latest in manufacturing technologies.
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New Work: Foster Results
Mixing Up the Art Scene
Scott Stulen is changing the way people view art in Indianapolis. The Curator of Audience Experiences and Performance is bringing more interaction to the IMA through new events and activities. I sat down with Scott to discuss how the IMA is changing and what is on the horizon for the museum.
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Mixing Up the Art Scene
ROCKERS RECAP 2015
In its ninth year, the Rockers Reunion Vintage Motorcycle Show pulled up roots from their historic location at the Melody Inn in midtown and descended on their new spiritual home—Fountain Square.
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ROCKERS RECAP 2015
Apartments, Cars, Dresses, Dogs … Sharing for Skeptics
We’ve grown to love companies like ClassPass, Airbnb, Uber, Rent the Runway, and Zipcar—companies built on trust among strangers. Yes, they’re inexpensive and convenient, but how is this “sharing economy” thriving when our trust in other people is lower now than at any point in the last 40 years?
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Apartments, Cars, Dresses, Dogs … Sharing for Skeptics