As a fan of empowerment through business, I was interested in learning about how Walid Halty and his team at Dvinci Energy have utilized a turn-key, mission-centric formula to empower millennials in order to solve the world's energy crisis. As a co-founder and chairman at Dvinci Energy, Halty has seemingly revolutionized the way solar companies operate, speeding up the mass adoption of renewables.
Entrepreneurs can fall into a trap where they care too much to be open to adjustment. The biggest mistake you can make in business is being in love with your product. Don't be too stubborn to change or adapt. Love your business, love what you are doing -- but know when it is time to go with the punches. A product and a service are simply a path or avenue, and keep in mind they are not the only available path. It is your impact on people and the legacy that you leave that are the most important.
We are often quick to judge others, without thinking about the biases that affect these judgments. Like George W. Bush recently said, "Too often, we judge other groups by their worst examples while judging ourselves by our best intentions ... "This hypocrisy of judgment harms our ability to be fair to others and ensures that we get in our own way when it comes to decision-making.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".