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Erika Napoletano
Works at RHW Media LLC
Attended University of Houston
Lives in Boulder, CO
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Wherein I explore what would happen if people behaved in real life as they do in online dating. (Written/Directed by moi) 
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Ever felt like this?
There's something to be said for telling your process to sit the fuck down for a hot minute so you can step inside someone else's process and actually learn
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Fucked up is a good way to put it.....lol
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How much effort are you putting into cleaning up your (inevitably) messy life?
A little bit about being a grown ass adult and why you're wasting your time trying to clean things up.
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It's no secret that Annie Thompson is one of my favorite designers. If you ever feel like you're in an indsutry that's designed to make you fail -- check out this "seams impossible" story (pun intended) and find inspiration for growing YOUR creative business. via +American Express OPEN 
When you're building a creative business, there's pressure to conform to make the cut. Here are lessons from a thriving clothing designer on how to find your way (and name) in a crowded, competitive space.
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no there not but you don't tell them that unless you are ready to walk away 
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Two Scotsmen school me (and you) on building an empire through customer serivce. via +American Express OPEN 
In danger of losing a customer? Find out how a family-owned business handles the alarming situation with relentless customer service.
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Have a raging case of SQUIRREL?! How it could be killing your business. via +American Express OPEN 
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Feeling a bit fucked up? Here's why.
A very long list of all the reasons your life is fucked up, built by a woman who's fucked up her life more ways than she can count.
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you look so beautiful
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It's high time your website became your company's hardest working employee. Odd are that right now, it's the laziest.
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Oh, Erika never goes away. Ya hafta watch one of the recorded Napoletano business talks. They're great and informative, plus you get to admire the tats and the red hair. You go, girl.
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Trying to break the pricing code for max profit and customer satisfaction? This +American Express OPEN column talks with 3 industry leaders on pricing best vs. pricing right.
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Because when you work with me, I'm a little bit of a dick. And I'm okay with that.
Why you always want to hire someone who's a little bit of a dick.
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Wow. Well done.
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It's hard to admit to an audience that you think sometimes sees you as unbreakable...that you're broken.
Fifteen and a half years. #bullshit
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Occupation
Author, Writer, Disruptive Presence, Devil's Advocate. Consultanty consultant without the annoying consultant aftertaste.
Employment
  • RHW Media LLC
    Head Redhead, 2009 - present
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Currently
Boulder, CO
Story
Tagline
I get people and brands UNstuck.
Introduction

Erika Napoletano is a snarky speaker, strategist, author, and columnist, hailed by Forbes as a “spinless spin doctor” for her BS-free perspectives on business, marketing, branding, and life in general. She's a twice-published author, including The Power of Unpopular (Wiley 2012), a columnist for both Entrepreneur Magazine and American Express OPEN Forum, an acclaimed speaker from TEDx Boulder2012, and speaks at conferences across the U.S. on the inherent power of truth in business… or as she refers to it, the power of unpopularity. She lives in Boulder, Colorado and is the Head Redhead at RHW Media, a brand strategy firm that helps businesses get UNstuck and over those annoying problems that keep them from being awesome. Learn more about her at www.erikanapoletano.com

You can connect with her online on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn. (She closed her MySpace account when she found out that no one really wanted to pay her $5,000 a night to "party.")

Bragging rights
8 screws and a plate in my left ankle. I'm bionic!
Education
  • University of Houston
    Theatre, 1996
  • Bard College
    Creative Writing, Theatre, 1992
  • Nimitz High School
    1991
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Gender
Female
Other names
Red, The Redhead, Hey You, Erika Smejkal/Erika Jensen