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Leslie Forman
Attended University of California, Berkeley
Lives in Santiago, Chile
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So important for every creative professional. Contracts, lawyers, payments. And he's funny too. 
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I really like this talk by Samantha Quist about lessons learned as an entrepreneur.
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I’m so excited to finally share this with you!

This deck features whimsical nautical drawings by Chilean artist Ignacio Barceló, and shows that finding an awesome job abroad requires a bit more than a Google search — it’s a collaborative process that involves understanding your own motives and goals, doing your research, taking leaps, building strong local networks, recognizing your value in the local economy, and so much more.

Curious to hear what you think and especially which questions and topics you'd like to explore in more detail. 
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Thank you Tami!  :) 
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Curious to hear your thoughts on copyright vs. creative commons licenses. I'm creating a visual tool to help answer common questions about international careers. The illustrations are done and they are awesome. Now my challenge is to figure out the best way to present them to the world. What would you do? 
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So excited. This is really coming together. Here's a small preview of the International Career Compass.
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It's looking great!
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Last night I spoke at an event about social entrepreneurship here in Santiago. I sat on a panel next to a German guy who teaches the same topic, a Catholic priest who teaches university theology courses, and a woman who has decades of experience in the fields of poverty alleviation, popular education and women's empowerment. Quite the diverse panel! Everyone had a completely different definition of social entrepreneurship and a different way of approaching the topic. 

Here's how I define it: Social Entrepreneurship is the intersection between the business world and changing the world. These are both broad topics and each social entrepreneur connects them in a different way, depending on the specific project. 

After I spoke a lot of people repeated the idea of the intersection between two circles — this is a good sign!  

I'm doing lots of public speaking these days, both in classrooms and larger events, and each day is a new opportunity to experiment with examples, activities, and more. It's fascinating to see which examples resonate.
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Today I read through a journal from 2012 and snapped pictures of the most interesting bits. This one I wrote while reading a book called Mash Up! 

I posted this with several other scribbles here: here: http://www.leslieforman.com/2014/02/dispatch-from-the-rollercoaster-career-a-look-back-inside-my-brain/ 

Personal archeology is fun and illuminating! Gives me hope that the pressing questions of today (omg — big decisions to make) won't be nearly so pressing a year and a half from now. 
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Have you tried Todoist? I'm a fan. I especially like that it syncs with gmail and that makes it especially easy to remember to follow up with people. And it's free! 
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I love that my parents are living in Ghana and working with African entrepreneurs! Here's their latest photo-filled dispatch, featuring coffee, crocodiles, dry cleaning, furniture, Mecca, and so much more:  http://partnersinadventure.com/2013/11/27/we-love-our-clients/ 
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I have an #SEO  question. I'm in the process of building a new website about how to create your international career (http://internationalcareercompass.com/).

The main piece of content on this site will be an illustrated poster outlining career/life stages based on my experiences in China and Chile and those of many friends and colleagues. I'll also include articles for each stage. I've been blogging for years here http://leslieforman.com/ and some of these posts could be useful to people seeking international career advice.

I'd like to republish several of these on my new site. I plan to re-do the titles and pictures, and re-edit the posts to serve this new purpose. I hope to attract new readers who are looking for answers to questions like: "What kind of resume do you need if you want to work abroad?" and "What's the best way to find a job with a startup abroad?"  I'll also collect stories from many fellow global citizens, to share their experience in different places and situations. 

Here's the question/concern. I've read that there is a major #SEO penalty for republished or copied #content. Do you think this is an important concern for someone in my situation? What would you do? 

Thank you! 
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Thank you +Tami Smith! This is great. Yes, the main issue with the posts as they are now on my site is that they are poorly organized and hard to find (many from 3-4 years ago). I also have a lot of new content to post on the new site. I'll edit and revise with a focus on providing a good experience for the reader. Thanks to you and +Abby Kerr I have a pretty good sense of who this person is and what she's looking for (though I now think this visual tool could be useful for a broader audience, especially geographically... the Internet is good for this!) I'll check out the MOZ link too. 
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entrepreneurial educator and global advisor
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Santiago, Chile
Previously
Beijing - San Francisco Bay Area - Shanghai - Berkeley - Menlo Park - Jiaxing - San Francisco - Beijing
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A Californian living in Chile by way of four years in China. Always curious.
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Entrepreneurial Educator in Chile. Creating Opportunities on a Global Stage. Optimist. Polyglot. Nostalgic for China and California. 

Education
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
  • Menlo-Atherton High School
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