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Nothing will kill a business faster than simply fighting the same old battles and doing the same old things. Are you showing up to work energized each morning? Are you excited about the work you plan to do that day? … Continue reading

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One of my earliest jobs was at an advertising agency, and the main thing I remember about working there is that everybody screamed at each other all the time. Sometimes the screaming was loud, sometimes it was more of a … Continue reading

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This blog post is one in a series of eight articles that explore the most important characteristics of a strong leader. These articles are linked to a Prezi visual presentation, which you can view here. Balance Patience with People Against … 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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You’d pretty much have to live in a burrow to have missed that Apple was suing Samsung, or that they won a billion-dollar judgment for their efforts (pending appeal, of course). I have a lot of reservations about our 18th … Continue reading

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No, I don’t believe innovation is unimportant. I do think the word is over-used, and I think people would rather attend expensive seminars in San Francisco to learn about it than actually engage in it. But I think it’s important. I also think it is woefully misunderstood. And I think the primary reason for our ongoing misunderstanding is our failure to recognize the importance of relevance. Continue reading

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There are similarities. The smart companies across industries are evaluating means to reduce their costs, maintain brand, marketing and sales focus, and increase customer value. Savvy operators have switched from a quarterly/monthly financial evaluation strategy to a monthly/weekly financial evaluation strategy. Even the folks who don’t care much for reading are watching the financial and business news every day. Continue reading

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