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Are You Competitive? One of the most important elements of business success is competitiveness. Business thinkers write about it, business owners talk about it, and entrepreneurs worry about it. I have received more than one phone call from new business … Continue reading

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I’m having a lot of fun again. For a little while I had stopped following my own advice – the advice I always give about staying true to and clear about your business strategy and your own path. Oh, I … Continue reading

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As a writer, I value the editors in my life. They find my errors, recognize when I need to clarify, and push me to be better. An excellent editor approaches the task without self-involvement or ego – she seeks excellence … Continue reading

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What’s your Network IQ? If you’re an entrepreneur, then you know what it’s like to receive unsolicited advice. Your family, customers, friends, vendors, and the guy next to you in the grocery store line are all willing to offer you … Continue reading

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After spending a week in the design studio of one of my clients, I am thinking a lot about creativity and intention. Most of my clients are designers – jewelry, interiors, software, food – all involve similar requirement to create … Continue reading

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If you own a business and you are counting on that business for your future wealth and retirement income, you will undermine your future if you do not seek the most talented, most intelligent, most not-average people you can find to fill critical positions and provide you with the business support and advice you require. Continue reading

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Any conversation about religion, politics, or divisive social issues between employer and employee can become a form of abuse due to the imbalance of power and the implied threat of job stability to the subordinate. If you want to maintain a creative and harmonious workplace, leave the proselytizing at home. Continue reading

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Of all the companies that use the Internet for business intelligence, those who have a talent for finding the meaning and patterns behind the noise will benefit the most. Continue reading

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Most of us spend our lives growing into an ability to face reality, only to find out that reality isn’t all its cracked up to be. After all, it can’t take you anywhere else but here, can it? Continue reading

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I invite you to ponder two thoughts over the weekend. I’d like you to think about the effects of fear, and the benefits of action. Continue reading

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