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The only survivor of a shipwreck woke up on the beach of an uninhabited island. Every day he circled the island, looking for ships on the horizon, and searched the sky for planes, hoping for a rescue. But none ever came. So he scrounged … more
"Time is money." You've heard that expression a thousand times or more. And as many times as you've heard it, you have universally ignored it. Every year I get hundreds of requests for a course in "time management." And every year … more
Beginning a relationship is easy. Exploration is predominantly on the surface. Nothing too deep. Nothing too wide. Nothing too revealing. In the beginning, all is well. Friendships blossom. Feelings emerge. And life is good. It's like fast … more
All it takes is one bad slogan to bring hundreds of aspiring marketing gurus out of their shells. Yes, I'm referring to the perplexing "cooler & warmer" campaign for Rhode Island tourism. This episode would be humorous if it were not for … more
I am convinced that "trust" is the most important five-letter word in business – not "sales" or "money." Trust can be fragile, especially in the workplace. Once it's broken, few companies, managers or employees ever win it back. At every … more
Leading an organization, whether public, private or nonprofit, requires making tough decisions. It's just part of the job, whether it's in the job description or not. Because, as they say, it's lonely at the top. Business school classes in … more
If the current torrid pace continues, mergers and acquisition could reach $4.58 trillion worldwide this year, the highest level on record, according to The Wall Street Journal. Clearly, the rewards of acquiring another business can be great. Yet … more
I'm against all systems of selling. So are all salespeople. Oh, sales systems are taught all the time. In fact, almost every salesperson has learned one along the way. I ask every audience I'm in front of, "How many of you have learned some … more
The terrible, no-good, very bad year for energy stocks is no secret to anyone, but there's a whole other batch of ugliness that you may have missed: the shadow-banking system. "Shadow bank" is a term coined by former Pimco economist Paul McCulley in … more
When you are fired, you're rejected – it's as simple as that. It's the end of the road for that job. But it might put you on the superhighway to the Super Bowl! Look no further than Gary Kubiak, who is the newest poster child for … more
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