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As a financial planner for more than a decade, one of the most important goals that I help clients plan for is saving for a loved one's college expenses. When it comes to the benefits of college, statistics tell the story. The average … more
How deep is your brand? You can say anything you want about Amazon, but you cannot doubt the power and the depth of their brand. They own way more than their name in the marketplace. The brand name you know best is "Amazon … more
My daughter Mimi called me up many years ago and said, "Hey Dad, let's take a crack at running the New York City Marathon." I trained for six months for the 1987 race. The starting gun fired, about 22,000 runners started, 21,244 runners finished and … more
A good friend gave me a book about building your business through referrals. The author believes, "The best marketing strategy is to be referable." He is correct. He writes, "Referability means that your very best clients and customers are … more
From all appearances, Gretchen Carlson has lived a charmed life. From being a child violin prodigy to admission to Stanford University to becoming Miss America and then a tremendously successful broadcast television personality, happily married with … more
A construction worker walked up to the reception desk at a doctor's office and was asked why he was there. "I have shingles," he replied. The receptionist asked for his name, address and insurance information and told him to have a … more
Change is coming. Got fear or joy? Got worry or positive anticipation? Putting your head in the sand, or headed to the beach to relax and plan? When you feel or fear that some form of change is coming, you have to define … more
The price of whatever you sell carries with it a discomfort for most salespeople. They're hesitant to bring up the price because it's the final element in completing any transaction – or so they think. Actually, price or fee or rate is a … more
In "Regional Advantage," her classic 1994 explanation of why Silicon Valley became the center of the tech universe and Route 128 outside Boston did not, AnnaLee Saxenian of the University of California at Berkeley argued that a key difference was … more
There is an Apache legend that the creator gave human beings the ability to talk, to run and to look at things. But in addition, the legend says he was not satisfied until he also gave them the ability to laugh. After giving humans this ability, the … more
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